A recent editorial in a local paper said we are the only advanced nation that does not guarantee health care for all. We jail too many people. We need to cut defense and spend more on welfare. We have too many gun deaths. We need to raise taxes. We have too many rich people, and not enough in the middle class.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants free healthcare for everyone. Studies estimate free medical would increase government costs by $36.6 trillion in a ten year period. Currently the national government debt is $21.5 trillion. The debt-to-GDP ratio is 110%. This does not include $157 trillion in unfunded liabilities for social security and Medicare. Socialized medicine would bankrupt the U.S. Several welfare states in Europe such as Sweden and Norway do not pay their fair share of defense costs to NATO. They rely on the U.S. to protect them from Russia and China. The United States invents more medical break troughs then the rest of the world combined. We have the most advanced health care system in the world.
Before the 2019 reduction in corporate tax rate the combined federal and state corporate rate in the United States was the highest corporate rate among developed nations. It was causing jobs to go overseas. The increase in wealth of the rich and the elimination of the middle class is the result of the soft money policies of the Federal Reserve. The Fed economists are Keynesian economists. John Maynard Keynes was a socialist. The U.S. is ranked 20 in the world based upon deaths by firearms. Chicago has more deaths by shootings than New York and Los Angeles combined. Chicago has strict regulation of fire arms. In the early 1970s, the prison population began to rise. Currently prison population is four times higher then in 1975. In 1962, Engel v. Vitale, declared prayer was unconstitutional in schools. Since that decision violent crime, drug use, and teen pregnancies have skyrocketed. In the post-Christian America many people have attempted to replace a relationship with God with opioides. Because capital punishment is no longer enforced, 15% of the prison population are murders.