Posted by: Rick | Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Jerk of the Day

Somebody needs to sit this kid down and explain how the world works:

Andrew Newcomb, 28, who works in sales and lives near Destin, Fla., said he doesn’t think taxpayers should have to take on the costs of covering the uninsured.

“I don’t want my tax money to pay for some pill-popper to fake some injury and go to the hospital when I don’t ever go to the hospital,” said Newcomb, adding he can afford to go to the doctor and pay $60 for a checkup.

The congressional bills would require all Americans to get health insurance, either through an employer, through a government program or on their own. Tax credits would be offered for many of those who buy their own coverage but failure to comply could result in a fine.

“I don’t think that the government should supply health care to the people,” said Newcomb.

Andy sounds a lot like Ed Anger.  Everybody’s taking advantage of his greatness.

I’m sure this modern-day John Galt won’t mind if we ask him to pick up the health care tab for his parents.  Medicare is such a rip-off for us heroic, productive types who never get sick.

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