Decimated the masses
It’s obvious that profit-driven people would resent a government health-care plan and public education. However, there is one thing a country needs for survival, and that’s an educated, healthy work force, which a government should provide. Don’t allow desire for profit destroy our republic.
When someone tells you “let the market take care of it,” run the other way. Any Econ student can tell you we haven’t had traditional competition in this country for a long time. Administered pricing is du jour, meaning pricing is no longer consumer-based, but whatever the head honchos want to charge, such as with Daraprim/Shkreli.
I’m almost 80 years old and we now pay the highest prices for the poorest-quality products I’ve ever seen, and the rich get richer. Transfer of wealth is a two-way street, and most is going from the bottom to the top.
Jobs are not going to return to the United States, as Sen. John McCain told us when he ran for president. Companies are not going to sell their facilities and leave workers they have trained to come back, regardless of tax breaks and deregulation. There’s global competition to think about, and they won’t be back.
While the masses were distracted by social issues such as abortion, gay marriage and putting the Ten Commandments on public grounds, big business was decimating the middle class. MILLIE FOREE Bella Vista