From the Citizen and Soldier side: I made a little promise to myself that my blog would not get involved in things I have no direct experience or knowledge of....like politics. My opinion of politics are: Anybody who runs for any office is out for something....and no matter what they do, there will always be somebody who hates them for it. Those are sometimes the same people who bitch about everything.... you know the ones who if the won the lottery, they'd bitch about having to pay taxes.
There are a few things that I do love about this country...the freedom to say what you want. Nobody is going to throw you in prison for complaining about the government, or bitching about the stuff congress does that you don't like. Complain all you want...because along with the fact you have that freedom...the fact is nobody really gives a shit.
I've been to a few countries whilst serving in the US Army. In some of those countries I witnesses first hand what free medical care did for the citizens. In the truly free and modern countries, if a citizen was injured, an ambulance would come and take them to the hospital without question. In the countries recovering from the communist days, or some screwed up ruler, the free medical care required a bribe to the doctor and hospital staff to actually get treatment.
As most Americans know, while serving in the military, a service member is provided free medical care. Sometimes that may be a full hospital, and in a war zone it may be whatever the medic happens to have in his aid bag. But it's free... so you can't bitch, right? Those in the Reserves/ National Guard don't get free medical care except when they're on active duty.....however, they can now pay to have medical coverage! And it's pretty cheap.
The question I have now: How many of you reading this blog have free medical care? I mean it is provided by some sort of government employer or a private business you work for?
How many of you reading this pay for your medical care out of your paycheck each month?