Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Things That Make Me Go, “Hmm…”

I have noticed that those that I know that do not have health insurance, live in or own larger houses than they really need.  They own iPods, iPhones, at least one computer, usually at least two TVs, sometimes new or nicer furniture than I have, new or nicer cars than I have, they dine out and/or eat too much (to the point they are overweight), they sometimes smoke and/or drink, they have more clothes and shoes than I have, have children and so on.

Perhaps if many of those without health insurance were spending their money on the necessities of life and not living beyond their means, they wouldn’t be demanding that people like me pay for their health care (or a multitude of other government programs), then perhaps I could afford some of those items listed in the first paragraph, much less a child.

Uninsured Political Cartoon

2 comments:

The Blog's Author said...

A big problem with statistics is that most people look at numbers, but that is where it stays, never digging deeper. And politicians, like Andrew Lang said, "use statistics the way a drunkard uses lampposts - for support, not illumination."

Kelly Valenzuela said...

LOL! I like that!

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