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All hands on deck. A call for national service.

What about the idea of starting mandatory national service. All Americans are required to serve. If you want to go into the military fine. If not we need to fix our infrastructure (maintenance included), repair our national parks, provide jobs, and make all Americans a little more equal. This should also help get out the vote and should include civics lessons and mandatory voter registration.

Thoughts for Health Care Reform.

What about starting with the VA, one of the best run public agencies. Create legislation that would allow the VA to start medical schools and train their own doctors. They graduate with no debt and agree to work for the VA for 250-500K per year. Use national security as part of the rationale based on costs. This would surely infuriate the AMA who voted against Medicare. Educate people that privatizing is simply a means of draining dollars to corporations and the wealthy. Once this is shown to work well then expand to the private sector. In the meantime, expand Medicare to 55 year olds. Business would likely buy into this as the older groups are the more expensive. Chip chip chip away until we do have Medicare for all.

In life, do you think we first have experiences and based on those experiences we develop

beliefs, or do you think that as a result of the beliefs we hold experiences follow? Again, do experiences precede beliefs or do beliefs precede experience?

I got a heart today. Thank you.

I must say it put a big smile on my face. Thank you again!
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