From: Jeff Bone (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Nov 16 2000 - 08:00:20 PST
> You don't have a formal job because there aren't any going.
Huh? Is this some kind of fancy "King's English?" I have no idea what this means. ;-)
> If you have enough cash to pay insurance premiums then you are earning
> more than enough to live on. You don't have an employer.
Well, get one.
> No, I'm saying that if you are on the bread-line
There should be no bread lines. Except maybe at churches.
> then the introduction of
> government-funded healthcare can raise you above the bread-line.
And we want this because why? Why not raise yourself by getting a freakin' job, see
> Obviously I'm talkking about commie pinko redistribution of wealth.
Well, at least you're honest.
> However, because the utility of money is vastly greater for someone
> who has none that for someone who has lots, you don't even have to aim
> for equality to provide an enormous improvement in the quality of life
> of those in the greatest poverty.
So similarly, the economic utility to society of that person working at Burger King is
vastly greater than if that person sits around on the dole watching soaps all day.
> Remember I was talking about the third world to make my point.
Ah, forget the Third World. They'll either figure it out eventually or we won't have to
worry about them. Note too that the Third World is largely where all these great
experiments in various forms of socialism have been tried. They're much better for it,
don't you think?
> the fact that SFO's civic centre looks like a shanty town and you have
> corrupt partisan civil servants ensuring that your elections are run
> fairly, the BRA isn't quite that low.
The BRA isn't quite that low? American, man, *american* --- you're talking to
Americans, speak American. ;-) Sounds like you're talking about sagging breasts or
something. Don't want to anger the feminists on the list, now do we?
> You also have the right, nay! the duty, to walk past stinking beggars
> every day.
I'm not arguing against charity, here. Just again gov't mismanaged and mandatory
charity. The lazy or irresponsible have no moral claim on the economic productivity of
those who are productive and economically viable.
> If you have no money you cannot pay for anything.
Again, the solution is simple: (1) Get job. (2) Collect paycheck. (3) Spend money.
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