Dave Ramsey and Socialism

This morning the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Affordable Care Act, called by many Republicans “Obamacare.” Everyone is weighing in with their opinions on the decision and what that means for the future of our country. I was particularly struck by Dave Ramsey’s response on twitter:

Sad day in America. We move further and further from personal/community responsibility and toward socialism.

I guess Ramsey forgot to read Acts 2.44:

All who believed were together and had all things in common

One of the main reasons I favor socialism in so many countries around the world is that it does just that, increases community responsibility and because I think we have a moral responsibility to look after those around us, just as the Acts 2 community did.

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3 thoughts on “Dave Ramsey and Socialism

  1. Nothing about our current health insurance (and thus, medical care) situation has anything to do with community responsibility, unless you count people who are denied coverage or choose not to pay for health insurance who use emergency rooms which are paid for with tax dollars. Ramsey’s statement is at best non-nonsensical and at worst willfully ignorant. Our current system is untenable and unconscionable. For-profit companies should not be making money on the health of citizens. Illness is tragic and shouldn’t be simply treated as a hit to the bottom line.

  2. I should add that I don’t think that the Affordable Care Act is perfect, but I think it’s a step in the right direction. Now that there’s a legislative foot in the door, I think a more meaningful conversation about health-care reform can happen.

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