Japan has single payer health care, a tiny army, and few xtians, so its not exactly a republican paradise.blackflag415 11/07/2012
Whenever I hear some right wing Bible thumper scream about how they shouldn't be paying higher taxes for someone else's medical coverage I can't help but think, "That's mighty Christian of you. "Loreat 11/08/2012
Also, Canadians don't want people who voted for Romney/Ryan. They're going to start spreading their crazy up here.TOCalling 11/08/2012
Did Jesus say that? I thought Cain smart mouthed God when God asked where his brother was he said, "am I my brother's keeper?"Mr_Monster 11/08/2012
Obamacare is not universal healthcare. It is not government funded. It is not government provided. It is a compulsory requirement of individuals and businesses to purchase private insurance for themselves.
It eliminates the choice. It increases the cost for every single person in America without increasing the care provided.
Sure, the minority of folks like your brother, or my ex's or ...JollyO 11/08/2012
No it was Cain who said that. Replying "AM I MY BROTHERS KEEPER?" as God interrogated him after he murdered Abel. Something got lost in translation there.diecunts 11/08/2012
Actually, The Japanese Communist Party is one of the largest parties. I think they get something like 15 or 20% of the vote.nikolaoured 11/08/2012
Japan has universal healthcare.
Japanese culture simply doesn't stigmatize suicide as much as American culture, and also has is more demographically shifted toward the elderly. [This age standardized ...Smackaroonee 11/08/2012
But japan still has socialized/subsidized health care.
They should move to somalia.[deleted] 11/08/2012
I have said this to several fundies on facebook. I have noted how hateful and selfish their rants against welfare sound and how un-jesus like they appear.
They always have an answer that claims the bible was against using the government to redistribute wealth and that government socialism never works...blah blah blah.
I don't know the answer myself, I know that paying 27% of our income in ...dogcrazyjen 11/08/2012
Reddit has degenerated into what killed DIG, nobody worries about the facts just there version to match their beliefsfreebigwillie 11/08/2012
Jesus did not say anything about "brother's keeper." That comes from the story of Cain and Abel.Roderick111 11/08/2012
My Grandmother was a farmer in Japan, and the only reason she could afford any treatment for her cancer was because of the socialized healthcare system in Japan.
I'm also so fucking tired of the suicidal Japanese stereotype. Every time I was bummed about anything as a kid, stupid white kids would tell me not to go kill myself over it. Stereotypes are stupid enough, but basing them all on ...HappaVet 11/08/2012
Would like to add about national health care...
If you pay for your own, I have no say in how you live. You want to smoke, drink, overeat, or be unsafely promiscuous then have at it.
If I pay for your health care, I have a stake in how you live. I have to pay when you choose to smoke, drink, overeat, or randomly have unprotected sex. So I should have some say in how my money is spent. And if ...dogcrazyjen 11/08/2012
I'm sorry but doesn't it make perfect sense that your brother wouldn't be able to get insurance? Insurance is about covering yourself against a risk, if he already has diabetes there's a 100% chance the insurance company will have to pay out for medical expenses so naturally they wouldn't want to cover him.conorv93 11/08/2012
There are so many places this person could have used other than Japan. Japan has high tax rates that lead to rampant government waste, a great national health care system, and a pension system that is ripping money out of the pockets of most of its younger population to pay for its massive elderly population.
Hong Kong, on the other hand, is a free-market paradise.ConstruKction 11/08/2012
Type 1 Diabetic here. You got THAT right. However, I am scared for my 26th birthday (8 months away) when I can no longer utilize my parents' insurance.m4dlik4bull 11/08/2012
Most conservatives are not like this in anyway shape or form and hate the people who are that make their party look bad.WONT_CAPITALIZE_i 11/08/2012
If Christians knew their Beatitudes as well as they knew their Ten Commandments, they'd be much more benevolent.science_diction 11/08/2012
Move to China. You will never be disappointed with the outcome of the election. They don't have elections. They don't have public health care either.Opium_War_victim 11/08/2012
The quote from Jesus was taken out of context to fit. In context it was a call to on of the disciples to LITERALLY follow him. But from a Christian who lean neither left nor right... that whole thing was pretty well written.MtnManMike 11/09/2012
this is exactly what Ive been telling everyone. i live in Texas and am just surrounded by ignorance! i literally heard a group of my teachers saying that we should sicced.....thecreator666 11/08/2012
I don't know if it's about the democratic policies as much as it is about living in a country that is mathematically hopelessly in debt. I don't want to be here when it all comes crashing down, but I will be, because I love this country no matter who is in charge.tmassey110 11/08/2012
As a type 1 diabetic, I lie awake at night, unable to sleep because I worry about my 26th birthday, 10ish months away, when I will no longer be covered under my dad's insurance (yes, I know being employed can solve this dilemma, but finding a full-time job that offers good, affordable health insurance in this economy is no easy feat). I have a diabetic friend (whose parents who disowned him ...diabeatles 11/08/2012