"I don't think that the government should be involved in health care or health insurance," says Greg Collett, a 41-year-old software developer in Caldwell, Idaho, who would rather pay the fine for now -- $95 the first year -- than signup. "I calculated it out and it is cheaper for me for the next four years to pay the fine rather than get coverage," Collett said. "At some point where it would make financial sense to pay for insurance rather than pay fines, I will make the decision from a financial standpoint."...Collett counts himself among the 29 percent of people who said in an NBCNews/Kaiser poll they are angry about the health reform law. "The issue for me is that it is not the proper role of government," he said. Collett, who is married and has 10 children, says the kids are covered by Medicaid, the joint state-federal health insurance plan for people with low income and children who are not covered. But it's "absolutely not okay," that they are, Collett says quickly. "There are a lot of people out there that'll cry foul." Collett, whose children are home-schooled, likens taking Medicaid to sending children to public school. He also does not approve of government-funded public schools. "The government is taking your money. They are spending it on things they shouldn't be," he says. "Trying to get whatever you can back -- I have nothing against that. You have to at some point try and get your tax dollars back."
As usual, try and contain your shock.
I like how Danielle Boone here, tries to defend having his children suck on the government teat by not really defending it at all. Not that I'm suggesting he take his kids off medicaid or anything (no need to deprive them of antibiotics just so their dad can make some stupid political point), but it's just amusing that this dude thinks it's okay to be oppressed by the government in this specific instance as long as you're angry about it. Hell, he seems like he's trying to make up for that by not enrolling his kids in public (read: GOVERNMENT) schools.
Admirable effort, Greg. But sadly, you're still part 47 percenter.