The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Retirement Discussions / Retire Early CampFIRE

URL:  http://boards.fool.com/how-about-we-try-freedom-personal-responsibility-16891532.aspx

Subject:  Re: OT: "Twinkie Tax"? Date:  3/13/2002  6:39 PM
Author:  Commodore64 Number:  63557 of 741475

How about we try freedom personal responsibility for a change?

Rather than FORCING people to pay for each other's health care, thereby pitting the thin against the heavy (or smokers vs non-smokers, etc), lets get the government out of the "wealth redistribution business" (which is, essentially, what government health care is) and let people pay for as much or as little health care as they want. Then we can allow adult CITIZENS of a FREE COUNTRY to choose to eat what they want without worrying about government agents spying on them.

Bottom line: The problem isn't health care or obesity or smoking or drinking, the problem is too much government.

jb


Copyright 1996-2014 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us