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princewolfe
I always hear people say that about corporations and havens but in my experience it's the smaller businesses that will fiddle the most. Maybe not the most wealth. To be honest I can't see any model fix human nature and this is the problem to assume and simplify motivations into policy making. The do-gooders can fuck people over unintentionally.
hell_hound7
You do realize a little more than half of the people joining the military are only doing so for the incentivized education pay outs? I dont see many people besides myself and a few others who joined to be part of protecting their fellow countrymen. Sure alot of money gets wasted on pointless bs in the military that i personally think we could do without. But at the same time this whole notion of "lets cut the military budget and allocate funds" doesnt actually work. 1. Cutting funds means cutting people. What can you sacrifice that doesnt completely jack up the way things operate now? Oh yeah the people. The military as a whole gets frequent cuts to its work force every so often. Offering early retirement because we cant afford to pay these people to stay. That means those who stay behind pick up the slack such as people like me who is working 2 full time positions by myself. 2. That money wont actually go to college we realistically could allocate funds to college for people but we dont, and why do you think that is? 3. Higher Education should be behind a paywall it would be a waste of money for people to go through college at the tax payers expense and then just sit at home doing nothing anyway. That money could actually go to making the standard of living better for those who despite college would be struggling anyway.
hell_hound7
I also disagree with free healthcare, the reason being is when people have something free they abuse it. As someone working in the healthcare field for the military i see this in practice daily. People will come in our clinic for the dumbest reasons. Appointments arent cheap. Ours go for at least 250 a pop. When you got people coming in for a sore throat that is really nothing more than upper respiratory infections. Or like stomach pain, and all that. This stuff adds up. Where is the money for that coming from?
reisenpai66
Dec 29, 21 at 1:06pm
@princewolfe ive never heard of a small company being able to send money off shore. big companies do it all the time though. when trump was in and lowered taxes on capital gains, why do you think all these companies suddenly reported insane gains and shit.. the market was booming. Thats intentional though. Republican presidents tend to lower tax so the rich bring their money home when needed. @hell_hound7 Considering most of my immediate family are in the military i know exactly how it works. They pay very well. Also thank your buddy biden for leaving fuckloads of our vehicles and shit over seas for towel heads to use. It certainly aint helping. In general i know how bad the military is with money. They do a lot of wasteful spending because generally if they dont use up their allocation of money, they get less the next year.. at least in terms of ammo and supply. Its a very inefficient system. Again, with health care, you already pay a premium every week out of your pay check.. so worst case, you just rename that as a health tax.. whats the difference between paying premium and paying a tax? no one said it was free.. im also all for paying a premium for private health care if you want but the fact obama made it illegal to not have health insurance is fucking retarded. Canada's health care seems to be cheaper as a tax than ours.
princewolfe
Who says you need an offshore haven to fiddle? That's just one way of playing with money and doing your books. Certainly that is one of the more easier ways for the rich to pay less.
reisenpai66
Dec 29, 21 at 1:36pm
Offshore is the most efficient way.. everyone fudges taxes a little.. nothing new but its all pennies on the dollar id think
verucassault
@hell_hound7 Re your clinic, it sounds more of an administrative issue than a "free healthcare is bad" issue. The clinic should be encouraging it's clients to use telemedicine if it's getting bogged down by lots of clients with minor issues. I haven't seen my doctor in almost 2 years but I know if I shoot her a message on my clinic's portal, she'll give me a refill on any old prescription I got. She'll encourage me to come in for a check-up but, she'll also keep me out of the office if a visit isn't absolutely necessary. Long story short, your clinic needs new administration.
verucassault
But I will pile on, I don't think pharma should be encouraged. We need to address healthy lifestyles and mental wellness. I still think one of the leading reasons why we have an obesity problem in our country is because of addictive personalities. Some of it is poor education and finances, but these people on my 800 lb life have mental issues. If you eat yourself to where you're bedridden, it's not a money issue and at that point, it's hard to argue it's an intelligence issue. It's something else entirely.
reisenpai66
Dec 29, 21 at 2:49pm
Yea, the US is literally "feed you poison and sell you the cure". Corn is the cheapest most subsidized product in america and they use that corn syrup to make inexpensive junk. Then they sell you meds when you're unhealthy lol..
hell_hound7
@verucassault yes we have incorporated telemedicine for everything down to our mental health therapy sessions. You can get prescribed medication via google duo now. So it isnt so much people coming in and taking slots. Each appointment regardless of telehealth or otherwise still costs money. Shooting a message to your doctor for medication might not be a big deal but with stronger medications such as adderall or pain meds you cant just do telehealth. Are the medications also expected to be free? Free healthcare i dont feel will work. Sure other countries have free healthcare but their healthcare is also really shitty. I see complaints about it all the time from canada to like Europe. Think of it as you get what you pay for and the government wont pay alot trust me. They are quick to take ur money but not so quick to give it back. @reisenpai66 i feel like given my specific base's mission i see stuff military wide the only real person i see above us is the pentagon. Yes we get paid well as people, but given the cost of living and not really getting to choose where you live its a given that its like that. As far as spending goes yeah alot of shit is wasted and useless my coworker was in charge of funds for our section and had to ask us what sort of shit could we buy really quick before the fiscal year ends. I dont feel thats a military issue its a congress issue. All things start with congress. Why dont we advocate for lowering the salary of these damn big wigs up there first before focusing on military. Yeah millions are spent on the military but in terms of might we are actually falling behind. These political players up there are responsible. There are way better uses for our money if you were to take it away, than fre col look ege and healthcare. Nothing is stopping these people from learning without college i mean there is so much info online as it is you can learn enough to practice law without going to college a day in your life
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