From an interdependent perspective, government is simply a group ofpeople getting together to pool resources and share responsibilities.Sometimes this makes sense, sometimes it doesn’t. When does it makesense to have the government do something? When a service is A) sobasic to our quality of life that profit-motive should be taken out ofthe equation and B) when a service is so expensive to the individualthat we need to pool our resources to provide that service to everyone.Just like police and water treatment, it’s clear Health Caresatisfies these two conditions. Every other capitalist country with a non-evil government thinks so. We need a public option. For real. Callyour congressperson and forward this video, especially to anyone whoclaims government is evil.
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