Hello nations of 10,000 Islands!
Following the recent proposal for the WA General Assembly, my executives have analyzed the proposal and we have written a paragraph explaining why this proposal should not make it past the voting stage. Please give it a read and feel free to debate it. We hope that we can maybe help change your mind on the matter.
King of Kananji
By this logic, what if a resident is completely broke? Would that mean that a nation must supply that drug for free? This would cause a huge rise in taxation and would force other residents, who worked hard to earn the money they have now, to pay for some homeless man's medication. While this in itself is not necessarily a bad thing, you should not force them to use their money for this if they do not wish to. In addition, what if the resident can barely make ends meet, and the rise in taxation causes them to lose their home or cause them to go hungry? It simply violates the right of the people! There are plenty of charity organizations that provide money for accessible medication, it doesn't need to be a worldwide requirement.
We hope that this dispatch helped change your mind or point you towards the correct vote.
King of Kananji
Head of Economics
Head of Public Safety and Welfare
As an explanation, yes I imagine that if someone was totally broke, this resolution would require a medication to be given for free. I would argue that an increased tax rate is preferable to people dying due to not being able to afford the meds they need. From an economic perspective, dead people will never pay taxes, alive people might in the future.
As a counterpoint to some of your arguments, nations are free to structure their tax systems as they see fit. Nothing in this proposal forces you to tax your poorest citizens more to pay for it. I would suggest only increasing taxes on higher incomes if this is a concern for you.
What defines "higher income"? Also, like I said there are lots of charity programs for helping people afford medication. And even if I limited taxing to higher-income people, it still plays on the point "why should I force other people to pay for my healthcare?" If they want to help people pay for healthcare, they can, and most do!
I’d say we have a fundamental disagreement about how to fund healthcare in countries. You’re free to your opinion.
From my personal perspective, a healthcare system that relies on charitable donations is neither stable nor sustainable.
From a societal perspective, preventative medicine is cheaper than treating severe conditions. I’d say it’s overall cheaper for a government to provide cheaper access to medications early, than have to find a way to deal with chronically untreated conditions. As an example, look at the cost of healthcare in the US vs other developed nations.
From an ethical standpoint, I’d argue a society should provide support to its citizens. To choose between letting someone die from untreated diabetes vs increasing taxes, I’d choose the latter.
As I said, I suspect you and I have a fundamental disagreement about how healthcare should work. Vote the way you see fit :)
Sorry, posted before I saw your reply, I’ll shift the conversation elsewhere
The Secretariat has published a voting overview for Commend Nephara:
Current Proposal: Commend Nephara
This proposal aims to commend Nephara for their championship titles in the World Cup and in multiple other football tournaments. Additionally, it recognizes their well organized foorball league pyramids and their efforts to educate newer players.
The Secretariat was unable to compile any opinions against.
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