At first glance, the sound of universal health care coverage is a seemingly great idea. What kind of sadistic person has their fingers crossed for suffering people to continue to suffer?
I trip children for fun in my free time and even I, in my kinder moments, have been known to grimace at the thought of a hospital declining to help repair their shattered tibias.
So what’s the deal with all these selfish jerks with their hands clasped around their wads of cash? Why are they so unwilling to sacrifice a little to help others? Well, maybe some of them are just jerks. But a good amount of them aren’t, and more realistically, that group of people may see the big picture.
The picture where that small sacrifice isn’t so small after all.
What’s the core of the issue? Is this about money again? Because it’s not about donkeys versus elephants (which would be a hilarious satirical fight that I hope someone someday is fortunate enough to capture on tape in the wild). It’s about rights. The same rights that others fight so desperately for, for issues like women’s rights or gay marriage, are being thrown away as an afterthought – if even a thought at all. And I guess people have the right to sit back and watch their rights get taken away. But you at least owe it to yourself to see what you’re losing.