Mat wrote:I don't think my party has ever been in power in the us. But it is not a matter who handles it better it is a matter that this is not something that the gvt has any business handling at all.
Ah, so you are a libertarian, again? No longer backing Ryan and his friends?
And 'no business'? I get you feel that way, but I am fairly sure you have no real arguments to back it up. The government has business handling whatever it handles if the people decide it should handle it, in terms of democratic legitimacy. Legal legitimacy doesn't come into it, long-term, because laws can always be changed. Moral legitimacy? I don't think you want to argue that (a bit out of your depth, clearly, or so it seemed in that fairness thread, where you basically offered nothing more than stating you felt how you felt, over and over). Religious legitimacy? It doesn't apply, at least, not with Christianity ('give unto the emperor...', etc.).
You are beyond reason, on this. But beyond the political/religious convictions of the politically entrenched, the dogma's, ideology and articles of faith, there are real concerns, about what works, and what doesn't. It is by no means clear that Obamacare is the best possible system. The previous system clearly didn't work well. And the American people (and especially it's politicians) have done the American a great diservice by making this all about blind adherence to principles rather than a serious examination about how to improve things in practical terms. It is like having theological debate on how best to plug the breach in the side of the ship one is sailing on. Utterly retarded.