Scarborough Accuses GOP Debate Audience Wrongly

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/09/16/scarborough-tea-party-debate-audience-were-birchers-buckley-kicked-ou

The scenario set forth by Blitzer was, “A healthy 30-year-old young man has a good job, makes a good living, but decides, you know what? I’m not going to spend $200 or $300 a month for health insurance because I’m healthy, I don’t need it. But something terrible happens, all of a sudden he needs it.”

Should taxpayers be responsible for his decision not to insure himself?

If I buy auto insurance, but fail to get collision because I don’t want to spend the extra money, should taxpayers pay for my repairs if I get into an accident? No.

If my house is paid off, and I choose not to buy fire insurance, should taxpayers pay to restore my house if it burns down? No.

If I choose not to buy life insurance and I die before my kids graduate college, should taxpayers financially support my children and my wife if she needs it? No.

I live in an earthquake area but choose to not pay what I think is an exorbitant premium with a very high deductible for earthquake insurance. Should taxpayers foot the bill if my house gets taken out by a massive quake? No.

So why should taxpayers cover the medical costs of a “healthy 30-year-old young man [that] has a good job, makes a good living, but decides, you know what? [He’s] not going to spend $200 or $300 a month for health insurance because [he’s healthy and doesn’t
need it]?

He’s decided to “self-insure,” and therefore has taken a calculated risk on his own that has nothing to do with the society. Maybe he wants to spend that $200 or $300 a month on a fancier car. Or a nicer apartment. Or a larger TV set.

But that’s his choice NOT the taxpayers’.

This is what the applause and the cat-calls were about Monday: we make decisions how to spend our money, and we alone should be responsible for those decisions NOT the taxpayers.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/09/16/scarborough-tea-party-debate-audience-were-birchers-buckley-kicked-ou#ixzz1YAl7QLTH


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