What could possibly go wrong?
What could possibly go wrong?
Obviously the thought never occurred that some people are able to pay their own way and don't have to leech off someone else.
No, that can never be the case. Everyone should be dependent on the government to tell them how to spend their money, right?
So Amazon, or whomever, lets 1.5 million personal medical records get into the wild. Will there be Congressional investigations considering this is substantially more than what happened to the IRS?
Where were the investigations about Target and its breach of 40 MILLION credit and debit card numbers?
Or is this simply another example of private industry doing it better than government?
Why should I pay for your health insurance if I have no say in how you live? Don't you think I should be able to get the most bang for my buck?
If I am not that important than neither are you. My money should not be forcibly taken from me to provide for people who A) do not have change their lifestyles and so can continue sucking at the teet of others while they eat all the wrong foods, never exercise, do drugs, regularly get drunk and/or are obese. Those are the choices they made so I should not be penalized for their choices.
B) Your conception of choice is fatally flawed. Just because one did not have health insurance does not mean they couldn't have received medical care. In fact, paying for health insurance, on the whole, costs more than paying for basic medical treatment out of one's own pocket.
I have an upcoming doctor's visit for which I will pay $15. However, during the entire year I will have spent over 12 times that amount for insurance which doesn't include what my employer has paid. That extra money I will never see, will never get to use and is instead, lost. Imagine what benefit that extra money could have been put to use for.
But thank you for confirming your hypocrisy that choice only matters so much when it comes to everything but ones own money. In that regard, my money isn't mine but should be forcibly taken because I'm not allowed to decide how I should live my life.
Tell me about it. Those thousands of dollars I and my employer pour down the drain every year because someone, somewhere, told me I MUST have health insurance despite it costing more for the insurance than it would for me to pay out of my own pocket.
Nope, I have no choice. I MUST hand over my money to a private company whether I want to or not.
For all the talk about choice that goes on around here (choice of OS, choice of ISP, choice of browser, etc), it's amazing how suddenly I have no choice how I'm supposed to spend my money.
Superprotip: The first thing you notice about someone is not their intelligence.
1) Can't make a snap decision to go somewhere and plunk down cash to pay for your flight
3) Having to arrive two or more hours in advance of your flight
5) Removing articles of clothing to prove your innocence
7) Being groped by the TSA agent who has hands like ham hocks and treats every body part like a punching bag
9) TSA and/or airport personnel rifling through your luggage to see what goodies they can find
11) TSA and/or airport personnel cutting locks off your luggage which you put there to prevent them from rifling through your luggage looking for goodies
13) In general, being treated like a criminal by your own government even though you've done nothing wrong
"The next time it could be a deranged former member of our military who puts a bomb in a drone and flies it into a school yard full of children."
Piss people off by spending it, or not spending it, the way I want. Since I'll be dead and have no heirs there's no reason to spend it on others, especially when no one bothered to spend their money on me during my lifetime.
Screw people. We're supposed to be the smart ones. If you want to spend a fortune, make your own. Don't expect someone else to spend their money the way you want.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny ..." -- Isaac Asimov