"and it still is dwarfed by corporate welfare, something righties don't dare mention. You can fantasize all you want about welfare queens in Cadillacs,but they pale in comparison to corporate welfare queens in their Learjets."
What is a rightie? Because I can tell you right now that fiscal conservatives generally don't regard corporate welfare as being different from any other kind of welfare. Progressives, at least many in the current crop, tend to place the welfare poor on the altar of victimhood, while supporting corporate welfare as a means of gaining control of industry and finance. After all, corporatism is a progressive system. It was designed as such.
"Yeah Mad. I just saw armored vehicles rounding up the kids at the Cranbrook Institute and forcing them to ride a bus to public school."
Nope. But there parents are forced to pay for a public school that their kids will never use. But it's OK, right? For the good of the kollektiv?
"And forcing people to live in a developed world?"
Yeah. No one actually forces Cubans to brave the open seas in innertubes to reach the US. That and the fact that Americans aren't fleeing south to Cuba speaks volumes about socialism.
Umm Mad, while you study the difference between socialism and Stalinism, which you clearly haven't done yet, you just might want to study socialized healthcare in the rest of the world.
The biggest difference between the US and the rest of the world is the immediate availability and quality of healthcare. We don't have wait lines here. Pretty much everywhere else they do. Mostly because we spend more. Canada has 4.6 MRIs per million people. The US has 19.5 per million. Meaning little to no wait for an MRI. Basically you get it once the doctor determines you need an MRI. In Canada the wait times can be up to 26 weeks. For emergency patients, it can take as long as 245 hours.
Furthermore, doctors in Canada make about half as much in income as hey do in the US. Lots of Canadian doctors actually move to the US for the higher incomes. This can be attributed to the fact that under a single payer system, the government forces doctors to take a government determined wage. You can do private practice, but that's it. Even in your free time you're not allowed to see patients.
And this is forcing doctors to do something they otherwise wouldn't? This was my whole point.
"Heck, the country with the highest doctor/patient ratio is Cuba!"
Shall I buy you an innertube?