You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #36: I guess it all comes down to choices. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 04:51 AM
Response to Original message
36. I guess it all comes down to choices.
Edited on Sat Sep-19-09 04:51 AM by Greyhound
She certainly does make enough $$ to make better diet choices and has the knowledge to do so, she chooses to do otherwise. And what about "looking like us"? Seems to me that that is another choice. People with illnesses aside, if you're so busy that the 10 minutes difference between dinning on frankenfood and picking something real is too much, perhaps the better choice is to not eat and re-asses your life. Choices.

Virtually everybody with two connected neurons knows that smoking cigarettes is an addiction, a real physiological addiction, yet we have no problem taxing the millions of poor smokers to the point of choosing to feed their habit or themselves. There's two more choices for you, and wait a minute, where is the movement to outlaw tobacco altogether? How about just ending the subsidies? More choices.

Do you know that the pharmaceutical industry is the single most profitable industry on earth? Do you know that they are one of the major forces driving the cost of health care up? You advocate allowing them to continue to profit from needless deaths because the do some good. Your choice.

Bush, Obama, & Co. chose to bankrupt the nation to keep these behemoths alive and to subsidize their further expansion, instead of stepping in and doing their jobs. Their choice.

Our burden.


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC