Monday, March 22, 2010

IMNSHO

I have heard a number of my very beloved, very conservative friends and relatives bemoan the healthcare bill. Many of these people say that taking care of the poor and needy is definitely something that OUGHT to be done, but that it should be a personal act, it is not part of the role of government.
Which brings the questions to my mind;

How are you providing medical help to those who need it?


Whose medical bills are you covering?

If they don't have a good answer to those questions then they are shirking their personal responsibility and really have no legitimate grounds to complain that other people are arranging to have that responsibility taken care of collectively.

3 comments:

furiousBall said...

I am doing my best to avoid talking to all of my republican friends today. I want to wait until their ire has cooled to really talk. I've seen friends joining all kinds of silly facebook groups about socialism and I think I've run out of tongue to bite.

I do like how you distilled this down to two questions. I'm guessing the Republican follow-up to this would be how are you funding either one?

I dunno, I want to keep my head low and stay out of any political chat for a while.

Nessa said...

Brazil has government paid health care for everyone. They believe it is a citizen's right.

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actonbell said...

I'm so happy! And lucky enough not to be around certain people lately...I agree, Nessa, health care should be a basic right. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!