1) The United States is the wealthiest nation in the world. If Germany, France and Russia can afford public health care, obviously, the United States CAN afford it financially.
Germany, France, and Russia did not produce a single year's debt worth $1.85 BILLION. Germany, France, and Russia also work to produce things, unlike the United States.
2) The overwhelming majority of Americans responded in a polls to both Fox News and CNN that they believe that Health Care reform is needed. Since this is a democracy and the majority of the people believe it's needed, the government obviously should respond to their wishes. If the government does not attempt health care reform, then the United States would cease to be a democracy and would become a dictatorship. Since no part of your argument refers to government reforms that you think the US needs, I can only assume that you are referring to reforms where the government would be less responsive to the people and thus you are pro dictatorship.
Hardly. We need LESS regulation, as the regulations we have now largely prohibit insurance companies from interstate commerce. Which just means that the Insurance Corp in whichever state establishes a monopoly, and can do whatever the hell they want, charging as much as they want.
Also, obviously, TORT REFORM is needed. Medical expenses wouldn't be so damned high if people weren't constantly suing doctors over any and every perceived slight.
3) Clearly, the restrictions on private firms aren't self-defeating, since private firms are quite prosperous. No where does the government say it wants to take over the private sector. Cite examples, otherwise your argument is invalid.
4) This argument is ludicrous. You argue that we do need reforms, which directly contradicts your previous arguments in 2 and 3. Then you go on to say that we've gone overboard on the reforms. However, you just said, earlier in the same sentence, that we do need more reforms.
There's nothing wrong with Health Care. There wouldn't be anything wrong with Health Insurance if it weren't for government meddling with the market. The market is hardly a free market if the government over-regulates it.
5) All the members of the Obama's cabinet, including Obama himself, have attended and graduated colleges in the United States. As no college in the US has ever included Marxist indoctrination in it's courses, your argument is false. Tim Geithner has experience in the private sector: He was offered a position as the Chief Executive of Citigroup in 2007. Kathleen Sebelius, the person in charge of Healthcare, was noted in Time magazine in 2005 for completely eliminating Kansas's 1.1 billion dollar debt without raising taxes. This was done in an economic lull and accomplished primarily through fiscal responsibilty.
The colleges teach what they're told to teach by their boards or regents(as in California). It is well known that many University professors are unabashedly socialist/communist. People can believe as they wish, but that does not mean they are allowed to tell us what or how to think.
I went to a relatively 'moderate' university, and yet we still had our share of Socialist/"Progressive" politicians in Professor's clothing.
6) This argument is incoherent.
Hardly. If they try to force the issue, and are rebuffed, the voters will know who to send packing come their next election bid.
7) Seniors are in no way affected by Obamacare. They are already covered by Medicare, which is being left unchanged in all three versions of the bill proposed.
It has been said on numerous occasions that Medicare payments to doctors would be reduced with the new "Public Option". Which, in turn, means less physicians will accept Medicare, just like very few currently accept Medicaid. I'd know, I rely on Medicaid(permanently disabled), and when I had to find a primary care physician in Washington State(city of Vancouver), it took me a good thirty-one telephone calls to find one that would even accept medicaid. However, the search was not yet over as that one was no longer accepting new Medicaid patients.
8) Public Health Care is in no way related to total power: In most of the countries with public health care, the central government is in fact weaker than the United States central government.
If you hadn't noticed, none of those nations have the GDP of the United States, either, much less the tax income from said GDP.
9) The United States borrowed the $787 billion dollars for the Wall Street bailout from primarily foreign investors, the largest part of which came from Communist China. This was done under the presidency of George W. Bush. Obama has not produced a budget since then, as his first year as president is not up yet.
And yet he's racked up $1.85 billion in deficit from this year alone? Something tells me you're not quite up with everything yet. And that number is from the WHITE HOUSE.
10) The unemployment rate has stabilized and stock prices have leveled out. Most economists consider these hopeful signs.
Source? Every source I've seen reveals we're losing up to 700,000 jobs a month.