Originally Posted by Warfish
Because abroad, they can. Free stuff given to poor nations is not generally rejected when the alternative is nothing.
Because domesticly, thus far, they cannot. We (in the majority at current) have rejected it. "Free" stuff for some of our able-bodied citizens at the expense of other citizens is not usually popular in the U.S. historicly. And unlike poor nation, we already have an alternative that isn't "nothing".
Pretty strait forward tbqh.
For a good deal of people in the U.S. the alternative IS nothing. Millions are uninsured for many reasons, a lot of which are beyond their control. We are supposed to be the greatest nation in the world and yet millions of citizens cannot get decent health benefits.
We are not talking about items of luxury. And the point of the article is to show the continued hypocrisy of our politicians that are against universal-type health care at home, yet rubber stamp it overseas-using our tax money.