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serious_black65 karma

If you had been in CAPT Crozier's shoes, were leading an aircraft carrier full of subordinates catching and sharing a pandemic virus amongst themselves, and (correctly) believed that the next link up in your chain of command would refuse to do anything about the issue, what would you have done?

serious_black48 karma

There's lots of reports of people who caught and then recovered from SARS developing sequelae. It's too early to definitively say COVID-19 will have the same outcomes, but I would not be surprised to eventually see medical research that confirms some recovered patients have decreased lung function for years afterwards, if not permanently.

serious_black45 karma

Do you believe that we have a moral duty to give all people health care when they need it? If so, how do you propose we pay for this needed health care?

serious_black26 karma

What do you think of the push to give the suicide prevention phoneline the three-digit number of 988?

serious_black4 karma

Senator Sanders,

I greatly appreciate your running for president. There aren't many people who have the gumption to stand up for the poor the way you do. You've fought for lowering taxes and improving government programs so every American can climb the ladder of success. Yet I can't help but think that part of the reason many Americans can't climb that ladder is it's really a labyrinth that only the rich can navigate by paying others to help them do it. The tax code is a great example of this. One of the biggest things the government could do to help the poor IMO is simplify the tax code and make the process of paying taxes much easier.

My question: what are your thoughts regarding the simplification of the tax code, perhaps by replacing the entire tax code with a universal transaction tax like described at the website below?