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Author: HoracePuckey Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 19221  
Subject: Re: Wharton Biz School looks at Medicare Date: 5/26/2009 8:31 PM
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Me: How many nails did your insurance company drive? Does health insurance cure you? Does auto insurance install a new fender for you?

No productive work. They shuffle paper (and money). To that extent they are a necessary burden on the economy.

Sorry, I didn't realize we were playing word games quibbling about the connotation of "productive." I'm happy to concede the argument to you and go about something truly productive (my statement, my meaning--live with it) like soaking my brain cells with gin.

Phil
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No productive work. They shuffle paper (and money). To that extent they are a necessary burden on the economy."
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How many nails does the US gov't pound in? Does Medicare cure you? Do government safety mandates make your car last longer or need less repairs and if you get in an accident, does the government replace a new fender for you? If you have gov't flood insurance, to they personally come and fix your flooded house?

Get a life Horace..you are stretching too far...

The last time you bought a car from a car salesman, did he go in the back room and assemble the car for you, then deliver it?

t.
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I suggest you both review what I actually wrote instead of what you imagined. I was simply pointing out the truth that the actual goods and services are provided by a very few people. Thank you both for the obvious examples which support my argument. You provided examples of more paper shufflers.

I repeat: The actual production is provided by a very few people, usually (Except for the MDs) the lowest paid people.

Sheesh!

Horace
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