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Hold on, I have one more.

If you are beating yourself up by turning your back on the chance to maintain health insurance whether you keep or lose your job, I'm going to posit that you supported your president when he invaded Iraq. You no doubt had a love/hate relationship with 9/11. Even you, like the rest of us, were angered and, dare I say, saddened by what happened on 9/11. However, you might have liked it just a little bit because it gave you the opportunity to use the pejorative "towel head". 9/11 even helped you learn a new one, "haji".

You don't want your tax dollars paying for health care for Leroy or Jose', but you don't mind paying for bombs, at least you didn't mind and I'm betting, even if you turned on Iraq, your support was good to the last drop. After all, it enabled you to call people like me traitors and unpatriotic. You just love calling people names, don't you? I used to do it, too, when I was in first grade. Well, I admit, referring to you as a racist is a bit cathartic for me, but I only do it because you are one.

What's a bomb? What's that precious tax dollar paying for?

The government gives a private contractor lots of money, some of it yours, to take some steel, mold it, possibly fill it with something volatile and then load it onto a plane. The plane then flies over some "target" in Iraq or now, maybe, Afghanistan, and drops that molded metal or propels it into a building. What happens to your tax dollar then? It breaks into billions of little pieces, never to be of any use ever again. That's not wasteful, though, is it? Bye, bye tax dollar.

Of course, you'll justify it if there are 100 members of The Taliban inside the building and they're all burnt to a crisp. You won't entertain the possibility that your tax dollar collaterally burnt 100 Afghan children to a crisp because that might even bother you.

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Well, that's it, I guess. Continue to shill for your HMO protectors, even though they won't protect you if you should lose your job. And continue to pay for what you think you're avoiding. I see no good reason for you to start thinking logically now.

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Michael Bonanno is an associate editor for OpEdNews.

He is also a published poet, essayist and musician who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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