Nationalizing health care not fair to those who have already paid
To the Editor,
Two weeks ago I wrote The Herald commenting on the stupidity of nationalizing healthcare. This occasioned a few negative replies, so let me bring the discussion closer to home.
By dint of paying attention, I graduated from high school with an honor sealed diploma. This entitled me to wash garbage trucks and clean the gymnasium at 6 a.m. as I attended college. After graduation I gave four years of my life in the Navy serving my country at $86 dollars per month.
I then spent the next 37 years of my life paying FICA, federal income, alternative minimum, Medicare, Medicaid, sales, excise, state income, property, entertainment, licensing, permits, assessments and a thousand other fees and taxes into the system. Meanwhile my wife of 40 years has spent 30 years pounding knowledge into the heads of illegitimate children from broken families while paying the same taxes and fees.
And now about eleven million of you think it’s appropriate that the other 300 million of us pay for your healthcare as you attempt to have a bloated, abusive, dysfunctional and socialistic government coerce us into submission.
No! A thousand times NO! You have not earned it. You do not deserve it.
I already help the small number of my fellow citizens that are unable to provide for themselves but I will not provide anything for the millions of you that could purchase healthcare but choose not to. You seek only to unfairly transfer your burden to those of us who have paid far more than “our fair share”...you and your ilk exist at the bottom of the food chain by your own design.