Monday, May 11, 2009

Sad state of humanity

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?

3 comments:

Bryan said...

When 43% of the population doesn't pay federal income tax, there's a good chance they aren't paying for it.

Debi said...

You know what I think surprises me most in your post there...that that percentage isn't even higher. :( Sad. Sad. Sad.

Irritable Mother said...

??!!??!!