Comments:Wikinews interviews U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root
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"Neither will hiring hundreds of thousands of new government employees- most of whom could never find a good job in the private sector. The people that work for Homeland Security are for the most part bungling idiots."
- Well, he just lost my vote, right now, I'm applying for the TSA... so we're bumbling idiots and we could never find a good job in the private sector anyways? Should we just go die Mr Libertian, because we're not rich? --TUFKAAP 08:31, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
- He said "for the most part". Perhaps he's wrong, or perhaps you'll get the job and change your tune once you've known your coworkers for a few months. -18.104.22.168 21:29, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
The reason we have a two-party system is because our electoral system means that voting for a third party is essentially throwing your vote away (though less so the smaller the election). Good luck changing that system, though, since it would necessarily have to go through the two parties that have everything to lose by changing it. -22.214.171.124 21:29, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
On the UK healthcare system, Mr Root says "....that's what happens in UK and Canada- if you're sick you wait in line for weeks or months to see a doctor- who is forced upon you by the government. You don't like that doctor-too bad. He's an incompetent doctor- too bad. You're out of luck. .... Anyone want that system?"
That's not really true - at least not in my experience of the UK. One can normally make an appointment to see a GP (General Practitioner) the next day and the same day if there is an emergency. If you have a problem with your Doctor, its a relatively simple matter to change to another GP or even to another surgery.
For more serious problems, you can go to the local Accident and Emergency Department at a Hospital - sometimes there can be long waiting times here (especially at weekends), but we are talking hours rather than days or weeks. For those who are not registered with a doctor for whatever reason (they may not be in their home town) there is a large network of "drop-in centres" where you can turn up without an appointment and be seen, usually within an hour. An of course this is all provided free by the NHS (National Health Service). If you want to use the private sector, there is a large private health system in place as well.
I agree with a lot of what Mr Root says but he seems to have a fairly sketchy knowledge of the UK health system.
To Mr. Root
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You don't know who to believe or trust in politics anymore! There are so many underhanded goings on in Government it makes it difficult for a citizen to even think of voting for anyone. I have a question I would like to be answered. How does 40% of all the elected Congress as law abiding citizens entering into the Congress in the beginning as normal hard working politicians with a purpose, after a one or two year period become Millionaires? Is the insider trading violations so profitale that it changes people so quickly because of the Greed? Good Honest Americans don't trust any politician or government anymore! —126.96.36.199 (talk) 03:08, 27 November 2011 (UTC)