With the new leadership in Congress taking aim at health care, listen to the conservative voices in the debate that are against providing health care for all Americans.
The voice of conservatism will use the word “socialism” or “socialized” over and over to mean many different coded things.
It will be used frequently to scare voters who think anything socialized is akin to sleeping with Satan.
The capitalist power of conservatives will never tell you that we all enjoy tremendous benefits from socialized government programs that work to benefit society efficiently.
Never miss a local story.
As an example, look at how socialized education benefits all of us.
I have no children, and yet, I pay taxes so the government can give free education to other people’s children.
It is fine with me because an educated community is a good community.
Have you ever heard the conservatives advocate ending socialized public education? I have yet to hear them call public education an evil socialized mandate the way they refer to health care.
If I pay for a child’s education with my taxes, then why shouldn’t other people’s kids pay taxes for my health care?
It doesn’t matter if we call health care for every citizen a socialized program or not, because a healthy community is like an educated community, it is the best interest of all the community.
Listen to the debate and wonder what conservatives really want and who they want to pay for it.