Thats my new mantra for any of Obama's (or anyone else's) socialist proposals.
"We have to bail out these companies, cuz people have their retirement savings in those companies' stock!"
Not my problem. I don't own those stocks, and everyone knows that the stock market is a risky business. My money is almost all FDIC insured(I know thats a socialist Roosevelt invention, too.) I don't risk money that I plan on needing later. I don't gamble away my rent. I don't stake my future on lotto tickets or anything so volatile as the stock market. Remember, kids, never gamble more than you can afford to lose.
"But what about the poor people who don't get health insurance at work, and can't afford it on their small paychecks?"
Not my problem. The Human Race has survived hundreds of millennia without health insurance. Health insurance probably didn't even exist till the 20th Century. We'll likely survive another couple thousand years without it.I have pretty damn good insurance through work, and I've only been to the doc a few times in the last year, and that was all for required physicals, not because I was sick. Furthermore, the old saying that "you get what you pay for" holds true in health care as well. If you get something for free, expect that level of service and quality. Ask the folks in the UK about social health care.
Call me crazy, but I don't think its my responsibility to bail out irresponsible companies or irresponsible consumers who have flushed their bank accounts down the tubes in one spectacular way or another. I didn't push the handle on that toilet, so I am in absolutely no way fiscally responsible for their losses. So why is Congress planning on stealing money out of my pocket, or possibly even worse, borrowing it from China, to help these morons out? I'm not willing to pay. Why?Because, its not my problem.