I can go to a doctor and not be out of pocket. That's free.
No, it's not. The cost is paid indirectly, but it is still paid. There is no such thing as a free lunch.
Now as for the taxation cost, that's a hell of a lot cheaper than private systems and better quality,
What private systems? Oh you mean the United States? The heavily regulated, mostly state-funded, highly corrupt system that will soon have state-run health insurance? Yeah, that's a private system alright.
I don't have to worry about the triage nurse having to do a credit check before stopping the bleeding.
Hospitals want you to die, don't you know? That's why they hire doctors and nurses, so that people will die right at their doorsteps! If you believe that people won't help you unless they're forced to do so, then you have a morally bankrupt view of the world. Why would you even want their help?
And you use the exact same assertion without evidence, except you're also using an appeal to authority.
What assertion? What authority? Are you arguing against what I wrote, or what you thought I wrote?
You can leave.
Such a welcoming attitude! Tolerance and diversity, all around.
Farewell and I wish you luck in your libertarian paradise, if you can find one that isn't a despotic nightmare.
There is no such thing as paradise. The first rule of economics is scarcity.
LoL, many businesses are set up that you cant do that.
You mean, you can't stop paying them and still receive the service they provide? Yeah, things have a cost, that's why they're not free.
Don't like the way petrol companies are colluding, erm... Public telco's, well they're the only one operating in your area.
And yet every attempt by the government to solve these problems only exacerbates them. Every once in a while, we're treated to the government solving problems by creating new ones! Price fixing and gasoline rationing worked out great in the 1970s.
As above, you can leave.
You first. No, I insist.
Even getting off the grid and living in some cabin in the woods would get you out of it.
What woods? Half the forests are owned by the government, and the other half you'd have to pay property taxes (= rent to the government) on.
However you simply dont want to because it would require you to give up too many creature comforts you've grown accustomed to.
I'll pay for them. What you can't accept is that I will pay for the things I want, and not pay for the things I don't want. It's choice that you don't want me to have.
This is less of a case of the GPP being wrong and more of a case of "waaahhhhh the world is not as I would like it"
What is the point of democracy if everybody is supposed to vote the same way?
Well grow up and get over it.
Yes, grow up and worship the state. Surely, you will find absolution in its bosom.