Letter: Socialism is not the answer; competition, free market is

To the editor:

In response to a letter written by Nancy Wolter on May 17, 2017, I’ve known Nancy Wolter for many years, and she is a good person with a good heart, always helping others.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Nancy are like two peas in a pod. Their ideas are very socialistic. Their ideas for free this and free that for everyone sounds good to many people, but when you ask them how will you pay for all that, it is always tax the rich, and now, Nancy talks about taking away profits to make health care affordable for all.

I agree our health care system needs fixing. Assuring it becomes more competitive will go a long way to help.

Once you take away the profit incentive from our capitalist society, our society will crumble and cease to exist.

Many of our Canadian neighbors to the north seek health care services in the United States. Many people living in those welfare-dominated countries die while waiting for their turn to receive treatment.

Take the profit and incentive out of the equation and you no longer have innovation that brings us new technology and treatments. Those who think there are better systems in other countries should move to those countries and live out their dreams.

Phil Cordes

Seymour