We’ve just returned from a 2 week trip to the USA. I have absolutely no idea what happened in the rest of the world because the news in the US is very introspective.
The big issue dominating the headlines at the moment is healthcare. 47 million people in the US have no health insurance and there is no universal state option like the NHS here in the UK. Personally speaking, I find this appalling and also disgusting when you consider that the USA has the largest singl-nation economy in the world.
For the life of me, I can’t understand why average people are vociferously agitating against healtcare reform in the US? What’s wrong with socialised healthcare when you have socialised police or firefighters or roads for that matter? Why were average people calling talkshows worried about losing a fundamental right of choice in healthcare reform when that choice quite often was to remain sick and die or become destitute?
I found this video on YouTube fascinating: