"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
[QUOTE=Arbo;1060371817]Man you spin fast.[/QUOTEt
Those who support this health bill are forced to spin. Like the president himself, they certainly don't have knowledge on their side. What else can they do?
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
When I shop at Lowe's, I get a 10% military discount. That is not a 10% penalty to you that is a discount to me. Can you imagine the outrage if Lowes get it the opposite way? Only military could get the price on the shelf, everyone else had to pay 10% more.
If the Congress had written it as a tax credit that was fiscally neutral, It may have been viewed differently. However writing it as a penalty changes the entire ballgame.
As a dreamer of dreams and a travellin' man, I have chalked up many a mile.
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks and I've learned much from both of their styles!