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I know what is good for me, my mother, my extended family, my friends, and my neighbors. But this is only a small community. Is this also good for America, that large, populous mass between Europe and Asia?
What is good or me, my family, my neighbors? Medicare for one, social security for another, maybe tax reduction (unless we continue to spend, and pass on the debt to our descendents).
What is bad for me, my family, and my neighbors? The loss of our jobs or businesses is bad for us. Also, the accumulation of debt from just living our lives is not a good thing (except for those who hold our debt in return for future payment).
But what is good for America? Is Medicare good for America? Is the support of the aged with our common tax dollars good for America? Should my mother be required to begin to spend her life savings (maybe $60,000) to pay for her health care, and medicines? One individual isn’t much, but we are talking about millions of participants. Should I be funding her health care out of my retirement? I am looking forward only long enough to bury her, and then it will be my turn. I look at my nieces and nephews, and hope for the best, but expect the worst. By the time they are ready for a “higher” education will it be ready for them?
The way things are supposed to work in an ideal “libertarian” world is that there is no taxation. You pay fees for services. Someone owns the roads, and you pay them to use them. Someone owns the schools, and you pay to use them. Some group owns the army, and you pay to use it to defend the country. If those who accumulate wealth wish then they provide charity to causes or groups or individuals they feel have a need for it.
Is this what really happens? Do the wealthy in this day and age give to charity? Do they invest in the public good, or only take from it? Are the children of the poor better off having the wealthy “trickling down” on them? Is this what is happening in Northwest Ohio?