So, if you don’t already know, I am a strong believer that the United States in a fast decline. The ultimate outcome is the balkanization of the country into smaller regions, in much the same manner as the old Soviet Republic some years back. Why is this happening? Many reason…but my personal belief is that it is mostly human greed. Politics in the United States is no longer about what is best for the country as a whole. Mega corporations run the country, using their financial status to influence votes and to pressure law makers to pass certain bills.
Todays case in point: Patients Are Dying Because Of US Drug Shortages. What a nice article about how we have only 6 or so manufacturers of many of the major drugs that are needed in the country. How there are serious issues in the manufacturing processes that might delay these needed drugs. About how someone is trying to press legislation into effect that will penalize these manufacturers when the supplies get low.
For what reason??? Legislation like this will only hurt in the end. As the article states, the incentive to produce these drugs is low: no real profit margins being one major factor. And then we are going to penalize them if they are following standards and somehow fall behind in production? I know I would quickly close up shop and get out of that business…
Back to my topic of the US in decline, if you research any Empire historically, you will find many direct correlations to the current state of the United States. It’s only a matter of time before we have to collapse in on ourselves like every other great nation has done.
Until such a time as we remove money from ALL equations, we are in serious trouble. At the least, we need to remove profit from the equation when it comes to healthcare. There is no reason ANYONE cannot get QUALITY healthcare…It should be a basic human right, available to all and encouraged. Until such a time as we prevent these dumb-ass drug companies, medical equipment suppliers, hospitals and doctors from earning any PROFIT (except for doctor’s wages) and turn healthcare into COMPLETE NON-PROFIT, we are doomed.