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Originally posted by Carreau
reply to post by smurfy
I think you misunderstood my post. I am in no way advocating picking on smokers. I smoke cigarettes. I wish there was less restrictions on individual freedom. Bar owners should be able to decide for themselves if smoking is allowed inside their own business. But if a business owner doesn't want to hire me because I smoke I respect that, it's his business. And to use your examples if a business owner refuses to hire, non-smokers, nose-pickers, ect, ok. He may have a hard time finding qualified employees after awhile and he may change his mind. That's his choice. Choices, freedoms, liberty, those are what I want more of, not less.
Originally posted by beezzer
So if smokers are a bigger drain, the businesses can axe;
People with diabetes
People with cancer
People with artificial limbs
People with spastic colon
Originally posted by timetothink
reply to post by TrueAmerican
I agree with you.....that is what is going to happen now that government controls healthcare. Death panels are real, food will be banned and people with unhealthy lifestyles will be fired.
So what about people with high BMI?
Those who participate in extreme sports?
Those who drink?
Will OnStar turn us in for driving dangerously?
Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician and philanthropist. He is currently Mayor of New York City. With a net worth of $25 billion in 2012, he is also the 10th-richest person in the United States. Wikipedia Born: February 14, 1942 (age 70), Boston Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m) Office: Mayor of New York City since 2002 Party: Independent Spouse: Susan Brown (m. 1975–1993) Education: Harvard Business School (1966), Johns Hopkins University (1964), Harvard University
Originally posted by timetothink
reply to post by ThirdEyeofHorus
Bloomberg ran as a republican, but he is in now way shape or form a republican. That's a joke.
He is liberal to his bones.
Originally posted by Evil_Santa
Well if he wants to be fair in regards to who he hires for their cost on healthcare, he needs to first fire anyone who's healthy and has a potentially long-life ahead of them, then get rid of the obese, and finally if there's anyone still working at that business, he can fire the smokers.
That is where smokers stand in regards to their overall cost on the healthcare system, because smokers die, and those who live the longest ultimately take up the most in healthcare.
Originally posted by doobydoll
A law like this would be the 'foot-in-the-door' they need to start firing workers for ANY reason, even if those reasons don't affect their ability to do the job they are hired to do.
I believe it should be law that there be absolutely NO extra financial benefit or perks for people who choose to go into politics. They should get just basic wage and a fixed expenses allowance. And if/when their decisions begin to adversely affect the livelihoods or standard of living of the citizens, then THEIR OWN standard of living and livelihood should be the first to suffer BEFORE that of taxpayers. They should be the first victims of their bad decisions.