If I buy something for myself with my own money, I try to get the best thing possible with the least amount of money.
If I buy something for someone else with my own money, I will try to get the best thing possible with the least amount of money, but I don’t know them as well as they know themselves so I would do a lot worse than if they bought it themselves.
If I buy something for myself with someone else’s money, then I get the best thing possible and I don’t care how much I spend.
If I buy something for someone else with someone else’s money, then I don’t care about cost or quality.
Socialism is the last option: having other people buy things for you with someone else’s money. It sounds like a good idea, but it leads to rising costs and decreasing quality.
If you want to know why medical care costs so much and why it is so bad, it’s really simple: You are not paying the doctor and nurses and hospitals directly, and you are not the one making the choices on what treatment you get.
If you want to know why college is so expensive and so useless, it’s the same reason.
If you want to destroy an industry, have congress determine who gets what and write the check for it. That’s the only sure way to destroy it.
The communists have long wanted to destroy our #1 health care and #1 education system, and they knew exactly how to do it. It’s sad that they have succeeded. But at least we know how to fix it.