Most Americans freak at the mention of free education and healthcare. There is always one thing on their mind, why should I have to pay for someone else’s stuff if I do not use it. This is especially true with free education because if you have already paid for your education, you will not feel very inclined to help pay for someone else’s education. You get nothing out of it and it is draining your money.
Here are two thoughts that address this issue. First, if you are still raising kids or have grandchildren, this will directly affect their well-being through a less stressful transition into the working life. Just look at the stress of finding finances to cover college and the debt that nowadays is burying our young people. As good parents and grandparents we should be happy to make this happen. Not only does it take stress off of the children, it takes stress off of the parents. Now, if you have no kids, another thing to think about is the fact that your funding of someone else’s education may create a doctor, nurse, or researcher that saves your life. In addition, if the doctors you see are less strapped down with debt they will be less strung out and give you better care and may also be able to charge less.
P.S. An additional thought, if people are not having to shell out for healthcare and education, they would not have to ask for as big salaries, which in turn will reduce business’s costs.