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Old 09-10-2018, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Dewey Finn View Post
What I find frustrating is that we're decades into a discussion of whether and how the US should implement single-payer healthcare (like every other developed and even some less developed countries) but undertake trillion-dollar wars with little or no discussion. (George W Bush's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cost more than two trillion dollars.) But at least wars don't make us socialists, because that would be the worst thing.
The financial cost of the Iraq war was 2 trillion dollars spread out over 9 years. The proposed medicare for all is estimated to cost an average of 3.6 trillion a year in the first decade and have costs rising after that. That is like fighting 16 Iraq wars without end.