MOF wrote:I don’t understand how the USA is happy to pay for education ‘for all’ as an ‘insurance’ policy which ensures that their society has an educated work force to create the goods and services that provide their wealth. Yet keeping those expensively educated people in good health is left to a largely private health and insurance sector.Unless one has lived for some time in both cultures any attempted dialogue or comment on life-philosophy issues is futile. The other party simply won't comprehend - in the fullest sense of the word - what you mean.
I’ve never been to the states and frankly its abilities to take some sensible action on gun laws puts me off ever going.
I think you have been misinformed.
The USA is not happy to give free education to all. That is a promise being made by the hard core left along with a bunch of other crazy socialist/communist ideas they are pushing.
The private sector provides health care faster better cheaper easier than when the govt is involved. Veterans stuck with govt VA benefits get poor care and wait much longer.
We have thousands of gun laws. Guns are not a problem. The problem is people. We need laws to make people stop doing bad things not confiscate guns so that we are all at risk when the bad guys start shooting. Many times a legally armed civilian has stopped a shooter when they could have continued to kill many people had the citizens been disarmed.
Some places have required gun ownership. Their crime rates have dropped very significantly. Baddies dont want to risk robbing or mugging in an area where people can protect themselves.