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  •  Sometimes I wonder what will be the turning point (0+ / 0-)

    when the wealthiest Americans realize that they got too many tax cuts, and that government needs more of their money to provide basic services.

    Someday a rich guy will have a heart attack.  His rich wife will call 911... but no ambulance will arrive.  Government has had to make painful cuts everywhere, including EMS.  No subsidies to EMS means inadequate response to 911 calls.

    Greed isn't as good as you thought it was, Gekko?

    Barack Obama in the Oval Office: There's a black man who knows his place.

    by Greasy Grant on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 08:08:34 AM PST

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    •  Nah. (1+ / 0-)
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      The rich will have a subscription ER service.

      The most violent element in society is ignorance.

      by Mr MadAsHell on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 08:49:39 AM PST

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      •  EMTs need to be well-educated and (2+ / 0-)
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        well-trained.  I learned how to do CPR in 8th grade health class.  When local governments have to make painful cuts in public schools, guess where they'll cut?  Is the American aristocracy prepared to set up a training program for their own doctors, nurses and EMTs to save their own lives, regardless of the rest of society?

        I still think the wealthy will find a way to destroy themselves with their own greed.

        Barack Obama in the Oval Office: There's a black man who knows his place.

        by Greasy Grant on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 10:27:38 AM PST

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        •  I hope you're right. (0+ / 0-)

          The question is: will they meeting that threshold before they wipe out the rest of us, or after?

          The most violent element in society is ignorance.

          by Mr MadAsHell on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 11:03:47 AM PST

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          •  Climate change might wipe out (1+ / 0-)
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            the entire species; I think the wealthiest Americans figure that it will occur several generations in the future when they'll already be dead.

            Barack Obama in the Oval Office: There's a black man who knows his place.

            by Greasy Grant on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 11:22:29 AM PST

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