Smokers Pay for Anderton's Health Bribe
Free Doctors' visits? Free Prescriptions? The Alliance
leader says these election bribes will cost $850million.
Says Libertarianz Tobacco Deregulation Spokesman Joy
Faulkner: "This is the exact amount taken off tobacco
consumers to pay for the cost of their health!"
says the money for this bribe will come from what one
Alliance pamphlet calls "fat pigs" - those who earn over $60
thousand a year.
"But hang on a minute," says Faulkner,
"he would be collecting the whole lot off we smokers, which
is ironic considering that he and his ilk - his coalition
partners, the creators of the anti-smoking agenda - refuse
treatment to the very people he proposes should be paying
everyone's health bill."
"This is not my idea of justice,"
says Faulkner. "When I am already paying for my own medicine
and doctor's visits, and are likely to be forced to pay for
everyone else's as well then I will, against all my
libertarian principles, be cancelling my private health
insurance. And so should all other smokers."
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