Ted Vollers wrote:
So here finally is the connection. You don't categorize the world as the deserving and the non deserving. The elect of God and the rejects. The obviously blessed as a sign of God's blessing and election versus the obvious losers as a sign of God's condemnation. Or the unconscious bias for the fortunate and against the unfortunate if you have rejected the concept of God.
No, I don't do any of those things, except possibly I DO categorize the deserving and the non deserving, depending on their actions and choices. Drop out of high school and sit around doing crystal meth all day long, and you'll get what's coming to you. I have no sympathy for those people, no desire to help, and CERTAINLY no desire to have my money forcibly extracted from me in the form of taxation to be given to them.
That doesn't mean I feel that everyone down on their luck deserves it, certainly not. But those whose actions, or lack thereof, could accurately predict their current poor circumstances deserve no sympathy, or assistance.
You don't use lies like the idea that Medicare is less efficient and graft prone than private insurance which has been studied and proven to be that, a lie, and only potentially beneficial to the insurance companies that would take over the business.
But, I can add and subtract (and multiply and divide, but that's not necessary here). On average, we collect about $100k in Medicare taxes from an individual throughout their life. On average, we spend about $300k in benefits for individuals.
That is not sustainable.