Healthcare is the cause of our economic problems
Wrong. Almost all economists will agree that it's actually due to the failure to reinstate glass-steagall, which pretty much ensures the same type of fincial crisis can and will repeat it self.
It is time to drop this terrible profit-driven heatlhcare model completely in this country. Fewer people get good care every year, and the people at the top who are in charge of denying care get more rewards every year as a result. The profit motive does not lead to good or accessible care; the rest of the world knows this and it is time the US wakes up to that obvious fact.
Agreed. Except profit motive does sometimes it does lead to exellent (just not accessible) healthcare - ie: Pompei's desease
Ultimately, this terrible system is part of what keeps the US unemployment rate up. Plenty of people who are looking for work would be happy to work part-time - and are capable of living on part-time pay - but cannot take part-time work because they cannot get health care with only part-time work. If health care was guaranteed as a right - as well it ought to be - then these people would be able to work as they wish, rather than as they are required.
This is exactly what Obama care is suppose to adress once it's fully implmented. Thus, healthcare is most certinly not the area in need of most reform.
Incase you are wondering, out fo the choices, I think Law Enforcement is actually the issue. As long as we have an injust system (one that sends peple away on drug charges longer than we do for murder and allows people at the top to steal trillions from the econmy and not serve any jail time) there will be no incentive to play fairly and to find common ground with one anonther.
However, it seems clear to me that it will be difficult to have any effect on the issues that matter most until we get money out of politics / fix the way we do elections. I feel the best hope for this is to follow the path outlined by rootstrikers.org
Do you really think a guy who runs a sports car company would want to see public transit improved?
But since the majority of people out there are not experts in C/C++/Java/Perl/Python/CGI/Bison/Guile/Lisp/what have you, they can't do squat w/ the source code. It's like opening up my car trunk and expecting me to know everything about the engine and how it's connected, so that I can replace a 4 cylinder engine w/ a V6 if I so desire.
I'm sorry that you are so angry and confused; your trunk contains your luggage, it has nothing to do with your engine is contained under your hood. Similarly, freedoms granted to you having access to what's under your hood (and to the computer codes) doesn't mean you have personally have to do the repairs to benefit from them, it just means you are free to bring it to which ever service station, mechanic, or friend you choose. Not having access to what's under the hood means, that while you might own a cadallic, it's hood is welded shut and it's engine codes are encrypted. While the dealer service is great for now, if they ever have a slow day, week, month, you have are stuck; if your engine light comes on after the support contract for your car has finished, you'll have to pay every-time to find out it was because your gas cap was loose.