Are socialized healthcare proponents hypocrites?

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    I've heard several posters here say they'd have no problem with paying higher taxes to help fund socialized medicine, being as they're all bleeding heart altruists and stuff.

    But if they're not voluntarily paying more already, does that make them hypocrites, liars, control freaks or all of the above?

    I heard someone make the argument that anyone advocating smaller government, who actually benefits from government programs is a hypocrite.

    Would not the same logic work in reverse? :eusa_think:
     
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    None of the healthcare plans currently on the table are anywhere near socialist. They all rely on Private insurance companies.

    The fact that the right still tries to lable health insurance as socialism shows how despicable their argument is
     
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    I can guarantee you that most of the "tax and spend" bunch are probably first on line at the JAckson Hewitt office the minute their W2's come in so then can get all their withheld taxes back.
     
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    Assuming you are right....what is wrong with this, exactly? Seeing as how we have no socialized medecine to pay for, that is.
     
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    Yeah.. because something administered, controlled, and forced by the government... all the while being paid for by some to subsidize or flat out 'give' to others, at the control of government... is more like capitalism than a socialist redistribution scheme with a government based on control and not personal freedoms
    :rolleyes:
     

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