"1. You spend your money on yourself. You're motivated to get the thing you want most at the best price. This is the way middle-aged men haggle with Porsche dealers.
2. You spend your money on other people. You still want a bargain, but you're less interested in pleasing the recipient of your largesse. This is why children get underwear at Christmas.
3. You spend other people's money on yourself. You get what you want but price no longer matters. The second wives who ride around with the middle-aged men in the Porsches do this kind of spending at Neiman Marcus.
4. You spend other people's money on other people. And in this case, who gives a ****?"
As a result, with everyone in the system, funded through taxes, we're all paying more for services that are needed because too many people are abusing the system for services they should fund themselves.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
I had Hepititus B 10 years ago.
I was in the hospital for 1 week, a private hospital. The cost was 13,000 pesos which was about $1200.00 US for the week stay and my doctor charged me around 4,000 pesos for his work to cure me.
How much would a 1 week stay plus the doctor and all the medicine for the same thing in the US?
When I was healthy in my 30's, I purchased a good PPO plan thru my employer for $12 a month in 2000 with a $500 deductible. It quickly after the next few years went up to $270 a month and $1500 deductible, which was cutting into my paycheck. The reasoning explained to us was that insurance companies weren't making enough money.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."