Re: Health Insurance for Contractors

Subject: Re: Health Insurance for Contractors
From: Win Day <win -dot- day -at- FREENET -dot- TORONTO -dot- ON -dot- CA>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 1995 09:12:43 -0500

On Tue, 3 Jan 1995, Gwen Gall wrote:

> In-Reply-To: CNSEQ1:TECHWR-L -at- VM1 -dot- ucc -dot- okstate -dot- edu's message of 01-03-95 12:02

> Oh, Doug, it was a grave error indeed when I hit the REPLY key, instead of
> mailing directly to the individual requesting responses, as I had intended.

> It is with great shame and regret that I admit this egregious mistake. (I
> looked up "egregious"--it was one of those words that sounds good, but just
> when you are about to use it, you realize you don't _really_ know what it
> means. My Oxford rewarded me with "extremely bad".)

> You wrote:

> "Once you're convinced that all your wealth is a result
> solely of your own effort, determination and ability (with a slight nod to
> the mysterious workings of the Free Market) and that any requirement to
> fund common social projects constitutes an attempt by your
> social/intellectual/genetic inferiors to get fat at your expense, there's
> no real point to the discussion. "

> --This reminds me of a cartoon I saw recently, goes somethin' like this:

> One guy says to the other guy: "The Outstanding Businessman of the Year Awards
> Committee has finally gone fully free enterprise (or market, not sure)."

> The other guy asks: "How so?"

> The reply: "They're selling first prize to the highest bidder."

> Americans--God luv'em!

> Happy New Year, (do you think I should post an apology to the list?)

> Gwen

Gwen, don't apologize! I'm a dual US/Canadian citizen currently living
near Toronto. I wouldn't trade the Canadian health care system for
anything! But US residents must realize that our taxes aren't a _little_
higher, they're a _lot_ higher (especially since interest on mortgages
isn't deductible here).

Just goes to show there's no such thing as a free lunch...

|Win Day | "With a voice of singing |
|Technical Writer/Editor | declare ye this, |
|Email win -dot- day -at- torfree -dot- net | and let it be heard..." |

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