... that given our government's apparently insatiable appetite for our money, why it is we don't have universal health care already?
Some folks suggest profits for Big Insurance and Big Pharma, but the thought occurs to me that even the most economically successful country in the world can only be plundered to a certain extent before it collapses, which means that our leaders have consistently had to make choices.
Shorter: the government has enough tax revenue either to institute a welfare state or a warfare state, but not both at the same time.
Gee. Guess which one our leaders have picked, and continue to pick, despite all high-sounding pretenses to the contrary.