The fact is that medicare does not work in a financial sense, it runs a huge deficit. I agree Ground that the playing field should be level and all business should have the opportunity to grow. When we look at the current landscape all of the large corporation like walmart and Home Depot were once small stores who expanded. The people have made a choice, they like the idea of a small mom and pop but they actually want to shop at Best Buy.
We dont need to eliminate every social program but we cant go down the same road as europe. Perhaps we should get back to the time when parents lived with their kids when they got older and families stuck together, in order to support each other. That might do some good.