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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ron Paul's doctrine of "personal responsibility" in action
Posted by Jill | 6:52 AM
Yes, Americans who do not buy health insurance must take the consequences of their actions, according to Ron Paul. What he didn't tell you is that part of that "taking the consequences" is leaving behind $400,000 in medical bills for your family to pay:

Once again, I ask you: Exactly what of this (and like the Carlin clip about how you're not in the club, I'm going to post it as many times as I have to), is not true?

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Blogger Nan said...
One thing that Dr. Paul and others who advocate for private charity and the help of friends, neighbors, and family never want to address is what happens to the people who have no family or friends? Who wants to help people who are on the bottom of the economic ladder to begin with and don't have a strong social network? Who holds spaghetti dinners, bake sales, or puts donation cans in 7-11s for the grumpy old man all the neighbors despise?

Blogger Pangolin said...
What the corporate overlords want is a one-way flow of power. You are responsible to educate yourself, provide your own; food, housing, clothing, health care, training and entertainment. You must comply with all demands of the workplace or society no matter how petty or arbitrary. You must pay, without exception, all debts assigned (not owed) to you.

They owe you nothing.

All contractual obligations made by them can be voided at whim. They owe you no financial, political or emotional security. They will not provide or promote a stable legal or financial system. You may be punished for arbitrary reasons you do not have the right to know.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
It's not just "don't get sick" -- you also can't get in accidents (even if you're not at fault), etc.

Actually, Colbert's characterization ("Don't fear the Reaper") is most accurate !