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  • What Child Labor Laws?

    A new ad on health care from Family Research Council plants tongue firmly in cheek to make a serious point:


    The earliest identified use of the phrase, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” dates, fittingly enough, to the Depression Era. And what is true of free lunches, is true of free health care: they do not exist. The deficits being contemplated in the bills now being crafted behind closed doors in Washington, D.C. stretch as far as the eye can see, and what the eye sees are future generations that will have to pay many times over for what we’re consuming now.

    The bills that will come due for today’s children and their own offspring include not only the nearly $12 trillion the nation owes now, but the doubling of that amount the Obama Administration projects for the next decade, as well as unfunded liabilities in Medicare that are estimated as high as $36 trillion. So it’s only wise to tell the kids to “get their coats and grab their hats,” even if where they’re headed isn’t the sunny side of the street.

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    3 Responses to What Child Labor Laws?

    1. Bobbie Jay says:

      Free lunch and free health care will be free to the ones obama is working for. Free lunch and breakfasts are given to the children who's parents don't pay taxes. There's no such thing as a free lunch or health care to the taxpayers who have the dignity not to be a tax burden.

    2. Kelsey says:

      Hey, that's my couch!

      This ad makes me want to burn it, but I can't afford any matches because all of my money goes toward paying my monthly insurance rate and toward my $6,000 deductible.

      I don't care how health care reform gets done as long as it becomes more affordable. This is getting out of hand. My employer had to stop offering coverage because there expenses were too high.

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