Letters

Several questions raised in Democratic debates

Posted: Jul. 7, 2019 12:01 am

To The Herald-Whig:

Well, the first of the Democratic debates is behind us, and I am anxious to get answers to a few questions the debate left me with.

As someone who did not go to college, why should I, as a U.S. taxpayer be expected to pay for someone who did? I would like to think anyone who went to college and received a degree would be able to figure out how they were going to pay for it. If not, then maybe they should request a refund from the college where they got their degree instead of asking me to help pay their tab.

It seemed like almost all of the debaters hate insurance companies and pharmacy companies. One helps some 180 million people pay their health care costs, and the other has created numerous drugs that have saved thousands if not millions of lives and made countless other lives better.

I guess it must be that dirty little word "profit" that causes them problems. They forgot to mention that there are not-for-profit insurers.

Back to the profit issue. It seems like they don't have a problem with the profit that people in their line of work make. It is amazing how many people of average wealth enter their field and then how well off they are when they leave.

I guess profit is not a sin for everyone.

Alan Brown

Quincy