We know it’s not “free”

Look, when Democrats say things like “health care should be free” we mean like public education is “free.” We all know our taxes pay for it.

Conservative memes that imply that we just want “free” stuff are either stupidly or purposely missing the point. We know it’s not “free”.  We’re saying we want to spend our money — our taxpayer money — on these things instead of wasting it elsewhere.

We’re the richest damn country in the world. If every other major country can do it, we obviously can.

The whole problem is that we instead give billionaires tax breaks that don’t grow the economy as promised, give subsidies to businesses that don’t need them, and spend way too much on military hardware that even the military doesn’t want or need.

It’s not “free” health care any more than it’s “free” aircraft carriers or “free” public roads. It’s our money. We decide how to spend it.

We have the money to do this. We just need politicians who will spend the money wisely.

This is an old cartoon from the 40s from a Russian magazine. Some things never change

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