I'm having a hard time understanding why the same people who advocate individual responsibility and that people need to take responsibility for themselves by having health insurance have such a hard time with the government saying if you don't take responsibility for yourself by buying health insurance, we will penalize you financially. How is it any different than the penalties imposed by not doing the responsible thing and filing your taxes?
I'm having a hard time understanding why the government doesn't impose an obesity tax on fat people who don't take personal responsibility for their weight and burden our health care system with diabetes, heart disease, etc.
Our deficit would disappear in a heartbeat if we would only create legislation that would allow the IRS to tax us for anything and everything the Gov't. felt was irresponsible behavior.
I'm not a major opponent or proponent of health care reform. My concern is the intrusion on my constitutional freedoms by my Gov't.
We should all share that concern. Why is it that that dems are evil when they want to tell us what to do with our money and reps are saints when they tell us who we can marry and what we can do with our bodies?
Aren't both equally totalitarian?
I'm not suggesting dems are evil. I'm sure most of them mean well, but I'm consistent in my support of the concept that we are a nation of laws, not men.
I don't have a problem with a woman's right to choose, as long as men have the ability to obtain the same benefits by signing a document (before aborting a fetus is illegal) that frees them from any financial responsibility for the baby they fathered. A woman can choose to have a baby against the will of the sperm donor, but he should be able to opt out. Equal protection under the law.
I was also in favor of gay marriage way before Obama.
You can't have 100% equal treatment if you don't have the same rigging. I think the best way to think about it as a guy, is the same way you have to view firing a weapon. Once the bullet leaves the barrel, you are responsible for anything it does. There is no calling it back.