Jill Stein says “it’s time for Medicare for ALL!”
How? At whose expense? What did the US government do right with healthcare and social security in the past that says they can pull off a system of universal healthcare in the future? Of course, for these answers you’d have to take some basic courses in the most irrelevant and boring subjects of all: economics and business planning. Why would you ever do that?
Another article about her says, “Stein has promised a Green New Deal for America if elected, including an Economic Bill of Rights that ends ‘indentured servitude’ for college students.”
Of course, they can use the phrase “indentured servitude” as they see fit, because using it the right way would require them to do another boring and irrelevant thing: refer to the dictionary! Sheesh, who wants that!
I say if you get yourself into debt that you can’t repay, just vote for a president who can forgive it. No responsibility; and why should you have responsibility when your own wannabe president uses terms loosely and offers you free medicare at someone else’s expense? Presidents (or aspiring ones) really do lead by example, don’t they?
”We are building a massive student movement for education rights with the belief that education should be free for all, not a privilege for those who can afford it.”
Really, education should be free for all — remember that “free” part. And there’s another way to write this same idea: everyone in the country should “pay” for everyone else’s education. Even if they choose not to study, they should be forced to pay for their neighbors’ education. I mean, if they aren’t forced, how will they ever exercise their right to “free” education? Really, it’s so simple and right that whoever doesn’t get this is just a moron.
I’m telling you, this Dr. Stein would make one hell of a president and lead us straight into a new brave green rainforest, literally.
It is for days of such discovery that I think ignorance is indeed bliss. After all, the only good thing about the Green Party was that I was ignorant about this abomination until today.
I found out about it was that I saw its endorsement on Richard Stallman’s website. At first, it puzzled me a bit to see this on his personal page. After all, how can a man who values freedom in the world of software so unequivocally support forcefully collecting funds from one part of society to give it away to another?
But then again, he fully subscribes to “the freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor” clause in the definition of free software. I suppose that should provide a hint. After all, isn’t it the same mentality that suggests that you be able to take someone else’s work to “help your neighbor” without actually having to pay for this work? (I know the GPL doesn’t require you to give your software for free, but it does allow others to redistribute copies of your software for free, which is what I find unacceptable.)
I remember when I first discovered Stallman and his ideas about software freedom a few years ago; I was ecstatic that I had found this seemingly great man who initiated the free software movement. However, as I learned more about his political ideas, my excitement dampened quite a bit. Now I’m actively afraid of the day when as many people start taking his political ideas seriously as those who use his software license.