Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rejecting U.S. political reform because of the almighty dollar :(

Here are two ideas of mine for improving the U.S. that will never be adopted:

~ To eliminate (or at least reduce) corruption in politics, have the Federal Communications Commission require every news media (radio, television, and any other media over which it has authority) to provide free campaign advertising as a condition of acquiring and renewing their license.  This would eliminate the need for politicians to sell their souls just to get (re)elected.

~ To reduce the cost of health care (or at least spread the cost around more evenly through taxes), have the U.S. federal government provide free medical school tuition.  This would eliminate the need for physicians to charge high fees in order to repay the high debt that they incur to pay for medical school.


Blogger Larry Lennhoff said...

I wouldn't object to free medical school tuition as long as the end result was more family practice doctors and fewer plastic surgeons or even neurosurgeons.

Tue Apr 21, 05:10:00 PM 2015  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

I agree, Larry--I'd love to see incentives for doctors to enter primary care.

Tue Apr 21, 06:34:00 PM 2015  
Anonymous Kid Charlemagne said...

didn't I mention the first idea one Shabbat at Kiddush?

Fri Apr 24, 01:54:00 PM 2015  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Quite possibly, but I've been sayin' that for years. Great minds think alike. :)

Tue Apr 28, 11:45:00 PM 2015  

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