Originally Posted by rdwalker
.....And, jayjacobson, what is yours? My guess, it costs hell of a lot more than in NZ (even if paid by an employer - still, your income).....I pay less than $100 US to register a bike in NJ. Would I mind paying $1000 if my health coverage cost halved? No.
So now we're comparing health insurance costs to vehicle registration fees?
Speaking of apples and oranges!
. Well, thanks to the ever more and more spending worthless hacks, they BOTH are way to high!
AND taxation doesn't have to be an either/or proposition. If your vehicle registration is reasonable, that doesn't mean the worthless hacks should drive up your health insurance costs! But they do. Likewise, if your health insurance costs are low, it's NOT the perfect excuse to jack your registration fees!
And yes, my health insurance is OUTRAGEOUS! Factoring in all the cost-shifting (medicare, medicaid and illegals), litigiousness, and ridiculously burdensome over-regulation, I can't imagine how it's not $$MORE!
Oh yeah.. if the Gov pays its free?....
Yes! Now you finally understand. Even all the fraud and waste is STILL "free" as long as the "government" pays for it.....
Aww, WTF, I'll even throw in a "FREE" killing/death center/board and all the sedatives Dr Death--er--Feelgood, needs!