I enjoyed reading this exchange of thoughts between the 2 of you.
I agree with both of you. The word socialized medicine is a scare tactic. It is just a word. call it basic medical benefits for all and all of a sudden we have a lot more support.
I used to be a die hard republican when I was in the military. I believed that the markets would take care of themselves if left alone. But then we had 2008 Lehman brothers. If you do some reading you will find that the roots of that crap was in the deregulation done by Bush in 2002. Which allowed stock swap deriavatives back by risky mortgages. who the hell concocted that.
Apparently we do need more regulation. If the fat cats are going to start selling this kind of stuff to each other pulling off huge commissions and bonuses for selling billions of dollars worth of this stuff.
As I get older it is funny how I am moving more and more to the center.