Sometimes I enjoy teaching and sometimes it just makes me want to throw my hands up and declare the end of intelligent life on this planet. Let me paraphrase a student response to a discussion about whether or not non-smokers should bear the burden of the cost of insurance for smoking related illnesses...
"We have Medicaid and Medicare so that we as a society do not have to pay for their care."
This person is obviously in the 24% of people in this country who believe that the federal government has "plenty of its own money without using taxpayer dollars".
Come on people...are you freakin' kidding me?