Annie it's good to see you back to hate and name calling, well played. Thought you might be slipping there.
How about I shouldn't be forced to hitch my wagon to someone if I do not wish to. I know INDIVIDUAL liberty might be a hard things for some people to understand. I would rather rise and fall on my own merits than be forced to make career/political choices because the shop leader says so. Unionism in America was a house of cards to begin with that took about 60 years to fall over. Of course we could charge the rest of the world whatever we wanted for a product after WW2 because the "civilized world" had been bombed to shit after 2 consecutive wars and China/Thailand's man export was still rice. There was little any manufacturing going on in the world and as the sole source supplier we could charge (and pay our workers) a kings ransom. Please show me in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Federalist Papers where all Americans are entitled to a lake house, 3rd car, or 8 weeks of vacation. I'm not as strong of a capitalist supporter as I used to be but I find it morally ambiguous to take from other to fund programs that are ineffective in helping this country move forward.
"Yep, that's right. Civilized people work together." Your correct, the part most people gloss over is the WORK part. How in your mind can you justify taxing the rich (which now is anyone not in a union) to subsidize social programs that don't work. Yeah lets raise taxes so we can keep funding welfare programs that turn our cities in to war zones, keep schools running that are failing our children, and give more money to the Fed so they can drop more bombs on people around the world and pay to be Team America World Police and Captain Planet all at the same time.
But it's perfectly ok for poor children to suffer for the faults of their parents, while the rest of us stand idly by? - But it's perfectly ok to continue to pay and give raises to these people who willfully do not wish to contribute to civilization but having children they do not wish to care for and ruin their lives from birth? "Yep, that's right. Civilized people WORK together."
"It has been documented time and again that the "insured" must jump through a million hoops to get for-profit insurance companies to live up to their promises." - You ever had to fight city hall? You act like anything through our wonderful bureaucratic system can ever be handled with ease. You pretend that you are just going to walk into the county office where there are surgeon and pharmacist waiting to fill your every need. Can you tell me why is England/France's govt. run healthcare is in the toilet and they are slashing benes like there is no tomorrow? Because cause things cost MONEY! You want higher pay for people than that means higher cost in a time when people are making less money.
The reason we need to cut taxes it to take the funding way from DC. Our government hands out "free" trade agreements, billions of dollars in handouts to other countries, and still pretends to be come sort of world protector with bases all over the globe.
There are good parts to Barry-Care but some of it is just a clear power grab. Don't try to sell me on the charity or goodwill to your fellow man line, because neither of those originate from the end of a gun barrel. Both come from your heart and your free will, not armed IRS agents who show up at your house when you deiced you do not want to fund the bombing of Libya, broken social programs, or a wildly cost heavy medical program (just ask the CBO). The point in lowering taxes is to take away our government's ability to spread our money around the world without our consent. You know when we hand billions out to foreign banks from TARP money meant to help the struggling AMERICAN homeowner. And no I didn't support the bank bailout.
Lots of people would support more domestic spending if we didn't by GE ranges for Kenya at the tune of 22 million. Oh by the way GE paid zero corporate income tax last year and their CEO golfs with Mr. President, cause you know he is going after those evil rich men. He goes after them for sure, he hits the ball right after the lobbyist and CEO.