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  •  Well, if everyone who made more than (0+ / 0-)

    minimum wage and did not have a major financial problem (and needing a new car instead of a used car or Nike sneakers is not a major financial problem) saved 10% of their pre-tax income then they wouldn't be perfect but we would have far fewer problems than we have both as individuals and as a nation.

    •  And if it rained soup.... (0+ / 0-)

      No one would go hungry.

      Well, except those without a rain barrel and a soup spoon.

      Just like if everyone without a pre existing condition exercised more and ate less, we'd have fewer health problems as individuals and as a nation.

      "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

      by xaxnar on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 04:27:54 AM PDT

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      •  Yup. And I have little sympathy indeed for (0+ / 0-)

        obese people with weight related health problems.

        •  You could have stopped at "I have little sympathy" (0+ / 0-)

          "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

          by xaxnar on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 04:51:14 PM PDT

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          •  No. I've got sympathy for people who have (0+ / 0-)

            diseases that don't trace back to their own self destructive behavior.

            I sympathize with non-smokers who get lung cancer, but not with smokers.  If a health worker gets AIDS from a needle stick I'm sympathetic.  But not to someone who got it from casual sex without a condom.

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