Originally Posted by Prodigal_Son
What's AMAZING is that you think we should TOTALLY pay for the care of people who break our laws to come here. Surely you can't think that's feasible.
Don't listen to that mongrel idiot. He's a simpleton.
If you're clearing $50k a year then you can afford insurance (unless you have like a family of 10 or something). Make some lifestyle changes and screw the NEW car. Are you SERIOUS? He needs a NEW car before he needs health insurance? Nice priorities.
The TB that illegal catches is just as contagious as the TB you pick up from him and can get treatment for. It would be better though if they treated that illegal and he didn't pass it onto you. But TB isn't that common so maybe the example should be hepA or B or just the common flue?
At least we can agree on Hannity
, but about the young man clearing 50k I think you missed the point here. Sure his priorities are screwed but he is still uninsured and in that estimate of 40 mil those 'lefties' talk about. Plus there will always be irresponsible youth in all countries, that's why they are 'young', but countries that have a health system safety net can pick him up if the worst happens during his years of foolishness but in america he will most likely end up a bankrupt, and that assuming a hospital will actually fix both broken legs and arms completely after his car crash.
After this small 'discussion' here (with majority right wingers) I'm more convinced than before that what seems to be happening now in american culture is an almost obsession with the individual and individual rights above any government or community agreements, except if you need to support a foreign war run by that same government. Ironic that bit. So then this 'individualism' above all trumps any community safety net and, in my book, will end up destroying any national unity. But then again that's what the prophesies say about the US, right? after wasting its youth and treasure on foreign wars it will then fall apart? Shame though that so many mormons seem to support this slow destruction of the USA, supporting illegal wars, like Iraq, stopping any improvements to general health care, even still quoting Reagan -who after all change america into the worlds biggest debtor entity. But Reagan spoke a lot about 'individual rights' and keeping government away right? ..Shame...