slomo007 wrote:Coppermine wrote:It's not giving paychecks to lazy people; it's preventing preventable health problems and deaths.
It's preventing preventable health problems and deaths by giving paychecks to lazy people.
Point taken, but I'm curious to find out how many of those 46 million Americans are just lazy, and how many work their asses off and can barely get by regardless.
Remember in Office Space when they were talking about their high school guidance counselors tell them if they had a million dollars and could do anything they wanted, then that's what they should do as a career. But Michael Bolton points out that it's a BS question... because no one says they want to be a janitor; but we need janitors and many other low-paying jobs that otherwise educated Americans don't take or want, and people in those low paying jobs that suck generally don't have adequate healthcare. So, basically, if a janitor gets cancer, i don't think it's very socially responsible to just let him die because anything else would be handing him a healthcare paycheck for "being lazy."