Originally Posted by Musicinabottle
The fact of the matter is, that people didn't get their underwear all bunched up when states began manditory auto insurance. Principles is principles. Get pissed about the mandatory auto insurance too America!
As a note auto insurance is dramatically different. It may be a requirement to have liability insurance when you drive a car/motorcycle ect. But not everyone is required to have a car.
Having a car is a choice but if you have a car you have several requirements you have to pay to get it registered every year, you have to maintain insurance on it, you have to put gas in it, ect ect.
The only way the auto insurance arguement of yours becomes valid is if the government required everyone in the country to have a car it would be good for the economy, it would help the auto industry and since the government still has a large stake in GM it politically makes sense.
But.... not everyone can afford a car so then the government would have to give all the people that cant afford a car one, and since they cant afford a car they probably cant afford to pay auto insurance on it either so the government will pick up the bill on that one too.
As for the people that can use public transportation all the time and dont want or need a car, they dont want to pay to maintain the car and they dont want to pay for storage of the car, (this is becoming more prevelant in the big cities as it is europe/asia). So these people who are not in need of a car and probably have a better life for themselves because they dont need a car, they can be fined every year because they dont have a government required car, with government required auto insurance on it.
So tell me my next door neighbor in his 80's doesnt own a car neither does his blind son, they walk down to the corner together every morning and get on the bus and go do what they need to do without having one. So should they be required to have auto insurance they are both of legal age? Sorry if you dont agree with that part of the arguement but it is in retrospect a direct following of your premise.
So in turn all I hear is people yelling ME ME ME ME I want something so everyone should want it too!!!
One thing people fail to see is the other side of the story in this. So what about all the people that shun all forms of modern medicine? The herbalists that will not go see a doctor, the people that self heal through faith in their god/gods. Isnt this supposed to be a seperation between a church and state? Their religeon states no modern medicine practices so we are going to force them to pay for it and use the system even though its against their religeon?
When you give somebody something for free you have to take it away from someone else, anyone including small children can see the obviousnes of this premise.