Prescription Drugs

John A. Quayle Boss302 at LOCALNET.COM
Fri Nov 14 20:43:00 MST 2003


At 09:44 AM 11/14/2003 -0800, Stephen A. Frye wrote:

>Confused. I am reading about Bush coming up with plan to help elderly pay
>for drugs. I think I am sympathetic, yet why should we pay for this?

         Confused or not, Stephen. If government gets its mitts into the
mix, it will ruin the whole operation in record time.....................

>I certainly do not expect someone else to pay for my needs. What gives?

         Socialism, that's what.........................

>I had this discussion with a friend of mine. He said his mom couldn't
>afford the drugs.  I told him that he should then go ahead and pay for
>them. He said he couldn't afford them either - so I asked "well, then,
>what makes anyone think I can afford them?

         Somebody in his family surely could ante up for the meds. If not,
how about a little here, a little there......$5 from Aunt Mable, $8 from
Uncle Charlie, throw in some of your own.......let Mom pitch in whatever
she's able............this is how things worked before Medicare in 1965. I
don't recall anybody dying in the streets back then, either.............

>If you can't help your own mother, why should I?

         Exactly!!!! It's time to get back to letting families look after
their own members.

>I have my own people to help."

         Precisely!

>My wife and I are pouring every cent we can afford into savings for our
>retirement. (Boy, am I going to be ticked if I die before I get a chance to
>spend that money).

         Be careful of what you wish for - even covertly............

>I have no expectation of anyone paying for anything for us? where do
>people get these notions/expectations?

         Man, I've been asking these same questions for years, myself,
Stephen. Welcome to the party. What kept you?!?

>If you want something - work for it! Complex concept, huh?

         Everything is done today with "OPMs"........that's "other people's
money." Wanna build a new football stadium? Foist it on the taxpayers. Same
with a new ball park.............I've had it with this concept...........


John Q.

         "It is a good thing to be rich, it is a good thing to be strong,
but it is a better thing to be beloved of many friends." -- Euripides
(480-406 BC) Greek Playwright
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