posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 06:04 PM
reply to post by ModernAcademia
Fat people choose to eat. Mostly. I'm not saying there aren't any legit reasons to be 300 pounds, but mostly there isn't. These people CHOSE
this path out of apathy for their current state.
I should not have to pay for the triple bypass surgery when they go into cardiac arrest.
Smokers are addicted to a substance that for many many decades, they were lied to regarding the effects. Nicotine addiction has been shown to be
worse than methamphetamines or heroin to get over.
It's one of the most addictive, brain chemical changing things on the market. And although I was a smoker and occasionally sometimes still am, it
doesn't fall on smokers to pay more for healthcare.
Considering also that smokers represent a VERY small portion of the overall population of the US and other 1st world nations. Smoking is in decline.
So your argument makes no sense, because #1 the ammount of smokers is constantly in decline, making their overall effect on the heatlhcare bill
nationally hardly enough to get up in arms about.