Monday, August 01, 2005

The World We've Made

On the road today, I saw a bumper sticker that said, "It's Not Left Vs. Right, It's The State Vs. Us".

I thought maybe that guy driving that car might be a misguided fool.

Then I read What Does Toyota Have to Do with A Prisoner Dying of AIDS?, The World We've Made, The World We've Lost over at Democrappy, and now know I he is.
We try to deny the public costs necessary to a civilized society. We let those with money and power encourage us to ignore them, to hide them, and then they pop up elsewhere in the form of corruption, poor schools, overburdened emergency rooms filled with people who have no insurance, and crisis-ridden Medicare and Medicaid programs - all of which end up costing us more money than a rational tax system and national health insurance would.


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