FM7 wrote:No Al, I'm a realist. I have never claimed to want utopia, because it is not possible. Your la la land is what is creating the deficit.
Hey, I'm a realist too. I never claimed to want utopia either. You statement was really silly, so I followed up in kind.
FM7 wrote:Why don't we all work, give the money to the government, and they let them distribute it equally. Of course everyone will try their hardest despite the fact that their reward will be the same as the slackers (Al - that is sarcasm). It's against human nature. Eventually most slack off. Without the possible (not guaranteed) reward of getting ahead, progress stifles. Do we need to be compasionate? Yes, but not create a whole system that is not sustainable.
Sounds like you've been listening to too much talk radio.
If you like the idea of getting ahead with hard work, then you should be for this bill. It lets entrepreneurs and their families go out on their own without worrying about being discriminated against on health insurance... and it lets small businesses get health insurance on a level-playing field as big corps. That's a big incentive to go out on your own and create something. No more being tied to your employer just for the needed health insurance. People will be able to move around more freely... and that means more freedom for the individual to work hard & succeed on their own.