I have Verizon w/a data pack, unlimited etc. 90$ a month…
Sorry, but I already addressed this in my original response. Please re-read. As previously stated, the point is that an intelligent, thinking being does not prioritize luxuries over necessities. Period. If you have a quibble with THAT statement, make it, but don’t go back to the analogy.
But, you make the GOP’s point very well, and I thank you for it. If after surrendering your luxuries, the cost of health care insurance is still too high, then the problem is the cost of the underlying health care coverage. Since the ACA does not control costs very well, it must be replaced by something that does.
This is NOT healthcare, it is yet ANOTHER tax cut for people making over 250k w/a sliding scale up for those making up to 750k
What the GOP is doing is rolling back a punitive tax that the ACA laid on rich Americans and looking for more broadbased funding mechanisms. Personally, I think both parties are cowards and they need to belly up to the bar with a 1% payroll tax (1% paid by us, 1% paid by the employer) to fund a decent Swiss-type universal system, OR just set the framework terms of coverage and tell the states to provide universal coverage any way you choose (this would result it, *generally speaking* substantial increases in state taxes, where red states would have to raise taxes more than blue states, and blue states would suddenly have to become more efficient).
But, that would take courage; and courage, like intelligence, is a characteristic rarely found in either political party these days.