The 53% Guy presented a rather tough message to the "Take Wall Street" crowd, and a "Confessed Liberal" answered him on "The Daily Kos." While Confessed is an accomlished debater, and presents some interesting arguments, the end game of his philosophy troubles me.
(In sotto voce: While I would rather remove my appendix with a dull spoon than provide a link to the Daily Kos, I had no alternative in this case.)
In his argument, Confessed says this:
I want everybody to have healthcare. I want lazy people to have healthcare. I want stupid people to have healthcare. I want drug addicts to have healthcare. I want bums who refuse to work even when given the opportunity to have healthcare. I’m willing to pay for that with my taxes, because I want to live in a society where it doesn’t matter how much of a loser you are, if you need medical care you can get it.On the surface, I agree with a part of this argument. However, I disagree in the strongest terms to the slippery slope leading to the endgame - pure Marxism.
Perhaps “Confessed” would prefer this: Every employer transfers all employee salary to the Federal government. The ENTIRE payroll. 100%. Then we trust the government to dole it out according to who “deserves” it. Drug addicts, criminals, the “lazy bums” he describes. Everyone.
That sounds extreme, but it is simply a logical extension of the model he embraces. The test of “Confessed's" philosophy is whether or not he would agree to that model – especially with his salary.
How about it, "Confessed?" Are you willing to ante up in toto? Are you willing to go all in?
I doubt it.