AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Is that what you are saying?
I am not for Medicare... that make it any clearer? I think the Social Programs inaugurated under the Great Society are feel good ultimately do bad kinda programs. Clearer still? I am not for any kind of slavery, including government induced slavery.
Now we have folks that have been forced to pay into such things their entire lives, that they should get some return on that investment can somehow be interpreted to mean they are forced to be for socialized medicine therefore, ipso facto, they can be considered for slavery?
As you know, or should, that simply does not accurately compute.
Get there firstest with the mostest. Trust, but verify. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
One of you will end up here next!
Ah! But by not adhering to the condition of the contract you expose yourself to risk. Thus, you're likely to bring about the very forms of legalism and law enforcement you're trying to avoid by having it your way. Better to install smoke detectors or have them repaired than to avoid needed repair OR disable them and risk losing your property, your wealth (earnings) or your life just to have it your way. A small price to pay don't you think?Insurance is not the government. You are talking about the condition of a contract, not the law.
You know the "Sold AS-IS/buyer beware" argument wasn't the issue here. What was is the uncompensated care those who do have health insurance pay via a portion of their health insurance premium to the uninsured. Thus, the analogy of "passing on the risk" of home ownership with your health insurance premium. In both cases, you don't know the risk (or in the case of uncompensated care, the cost) is being passed on to the unsuspecting buyer (or shall we say the more responsible party).Well, you are wrong about the home inspection. Most home inspectors do test the outlets for ground. However, when an individual buys a home, they buy it as is and all defects are not the responsibility of any previous owner.
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