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brief thoughts on the house that burned down for lack of a $75 payment
Lots of people are outraged over the firefighters' lack of action over a homeowner missing a $75 subscription to fire protection service.
Are the same people upset about not having healthcare available for people who don't pay? How is it different?
The homeowner said, "I'm no freeloader, I've worked all my life for everything I've got. It happens to anybody, I don't care, you forget things and I did. I suffered the consequences for it."
He made it clear that he understood the way this capitalistic system works. So should we now ignore him? Or change the system?
What if he had not been forgetfulness or irresponsibility, but an inability to pay? Would there still be outrage?