We have an example to follow

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Should we follow their example

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    yangforward Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    It's far better than pipedreams about how to become
    more democratic by spending more on election campaigns,

    or how to fix the economy by spending more than ever on
    very non-cost-effective weapons.

    Or 'helping' a country by giving them huge amounts of
    weapons to use on a powerful neighbor, and literally
    tons of money on pallets.
     
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    There is a country, a neighbor, which in 1999 had a drunkard
    for a President, was riddled with corruption, was losing money
    to other countries, and where a number of oligarchs ran much
    of the economy.

    Their military was badly decayed, many of the population
    were cold or starving, and life expectancy was declining.

    One man was promoted from relative obscurity into the
    second highest rank and the following year to President.

    24 years later the country is doing very well,


    Our oligarchs claim it is still militarily weak, still
    run by a mafia, and oligarchs, and basically still
    the same, because they want to claim we are
    doing just fine under their control.
     
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    The last paragraph was confusing, I'll rewrite it:

    Our oligarchs claim Russia is still a disaster area,
    they claim Russia is losing in Ukraine against the
    side we and NATO are giving weapons and training.

    They claim Russia is a disaster to show that our
    oligarchs are doing a good job here. Maybe some
    of our oligarchs are the same as theirs, I don't know.

    That's even more confusing.
     
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    Countries with examples for our healthcare industry.

    Britain has the first and simplest National Health
    Service. It is totally government funded and everyone
    in it works on a salary, more or less. Care is provided
    free at point of delivery. As a percentage of GDP
    per person it costs half as much as our 'system'.

    The other advanced nations have healthcare systems
    somewhere between our for-profit system and the
    British single payer govt funded system, but there
    are plenty of more expert people on his very forum
    in the Health Care section, my only point is that
    instead of despair we should look at other countries'
    systems to see why they work, and they all do
    work better per dollar than ours does.
     
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    Confusion about Medicare For All

    Elizabeth Warren was obviously talking garbage when
    she claimed a change to single payer would cost
    52 trillion dollars over the next ten years.

    She claimed to be supporting Medicare for all but
    actually torpedoed it. Intentionally or maybe she
    really is that stupid.

    My point is that, whatever difficult problem we have,
    rather than despair we should look around first,
    and only after that, despair.
     

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