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[ale] [OT] cartoon on BP spill blame
Paul Cartwright wrote:
> On Mon June 21 2010, Richard Bronosky wrote:
>> I sincerely hope all this "taxes are the answer" talk is in jest. We
>> should all be terified of what happens when the government feels
>> entitled to more of your life than you are. (Taxed at >50%)
> I think ( IMHO) he was making a sarcastic remark about the slippery slope of
> taxing everything in your life... I could be wrong, but I took it as a huge
> joke.. go ahead, tax my keystrokes too!
I should clarify. My references to taxing was a joke, but I do see a
huge burden placed on our economy by unhealthy lifestyles. I'm sick and
tired of seeing overweight people parking in handicapped parking. I'm
tired of trying to get around the overweight person riding the scooter
in Wal-mart. I'm tired of having to breath second hand smoke as I try
and enter a 'non-smoking' facility.
For some reason, people who make poor choices whether that be smoking,
lack of exercise and/or poor diet (they usually go hand in hand), think
that I need to carry a portion of their self induced burden.
Until later, Geoffrey
"I predict future happiness for America if they can prevent
the government from wasting the labors of the people under
the pretense of taking care of them."
- Thomas Jefferson