The government should not be involved in any aspect of health insurance. We’re not in a healthcare debate. We’re in a debate on how people should pay for their own healthcare decisions.
The government is not interested in healthcare otherwise it would make killing unborn babies a crime and stop funding Planned Parenthood, an organization that’s in the unborn-baby killing business.
There’s a story about building a staircase that caught my attention:
A Toronto man spent $550 building a set of stairs in his community park. The city insisted that he should have waited for a $65,000 city project to handle the problem. The city is now threatening to tear down the stairs because they were not built to regulation standards. One estimate put the cost at $150,000. “I thought they were talking about an escalator,” Adi Astl told CTV News Channel on Wednesday. Astl says he hired a homeless person to help him and built the eight steps in a matter of hours.
You can read the full story here.
There is no doubt that a better set of stairs could be built. It might cost somewhere around $3000. Maybe $5000. But upwards of $150,000?
My friend Christian Hildago made this comment:
He obviously neglected to do an Environmental Impact Study, bid the job out to Minority-Only Owned Businesses, source only Sustainable building materials from suppliers within a 1-mile radius of the project so as to reduce the carbon footprint of the job and to make sure the Feng Shui of the design had been approved by a Feng Shui master like Paul Ng. No Feng Shui, No Peace.
Any number of good tradesmen could build a rugged set of stairs in terms of safety standards and building regulations. Where’s Mike Holmes when you need him? He’s from Canada. I bet he and his crew could build a great set of stairs for under $5000. “In May 2010, Reader’s Digest’s second annual survey named Holmes as the second most widely trusted person in Canada behind David Suzuki.”