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Author: decath Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 75825  
Subject: Re: Bush and the self employed Date: 2/6/2003 2:33 PM
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I agree. Americans often complain about American healthcare and talk about the Canadian healthcare system as being some sort of model to be followed, but the truth is that *many* Canadians come to the US for medical treatment because of the *quality* and *availability*.

Too many people think that you can get something for nothing. You simply can't cut the cost without decreasing the quality and availability. It's an unfortunate fact of life.


I agree too!

Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that you will convince these people that they are not OWED anything! They are part of the problem! They want, want, and want without ever giving and they certainly never offer any meaningful solutions. Apparently they believe the government has a mysterious stash of trillions that only the productive (wealthy to them) have access to!

I ran into this mentality over and over when I used to volunteer for a Christian ministry that helped distribute food, clothing and basic necessities for the less fortunate. Most of the money, time and resources we put into it went totally thankless and unfortunately, the vast majority wanted a free handout without any responsibility to go with it. It was fairly easy to find work for them but they did not want it. There was no work involved to get freebees from the government and then make the rounds to all the local non-profits. These people constantly whined about what they were OWED in life. It was the greedy businesses or the President that kept them from prosperity. It was their bad parents.
Their predicaments were never the results of their own actions, of course.

People like this are the ultimate whiners!

Ok lets bump up income taxes so that everybody making $50k or more pays 50% and those making $100k or more pay 75% in income taxes. We may be able to have free education all the way up to a doctorate. We can have complete socialized medical care. Free food, clothing and shelter for all. Then after about 4 years, if the economy doesn't totally crater which it would, the same whiners would be complaining that the government does not provide them with 3000 square feet homes, big screen TV's and new cars.

If they can't be satisfied in the greatest, prosperous, most free country that has ever existed on this planet, then they will never be content!

decath
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