Originally Posted by K-Dog
I base this model off of something I do with my business that seems to work for me pretty well. I give each employee points for how long they have been with the company and how good of a worker they have been. Then I give them things they can redeem those points for and let them choose. I end up spending the same amount of money either way, but I am not wasting it by giving the people something they don't value.
There is also the issue that nobody can really make sure the sums are adding up to what the government says it does, so whatever the government needs to pay for things like abortion, it could just say it got. The whole thing is about illusion of control, which will pacify people.
Why is the phrase, "Let them eat cake!" going through my mind as I read your post?
Sure. Your employees may get something out of the deal you offer them. However, there is one huge flaw in your logic. While you seemingly give your employees something, your plan to have taxpayers be able to decide where their taxes go is something else entirely. That would entail an actual transfer of funds from one group to another. It would also politicize the healthcare system in a radical way.
It is necessary to point out that you don't trust the government? You apparently believe that it can shift the numbers around no matter what people do.
Illusion on top of illusion.