A Nony Mouse opines:
“If you don’t want government run health care, then kindly refuse to participate in government run retirement – Social Security. While you’re at it, make sure you don’t enroll in Medicare too.”
Unfortunately, refusing to pay the FICA payroll tax (funds both Social Security and Medicare) winds up with humour-impaired people with big guns showing up at your house with a Federal Arrest Warrant.
Something about “tax evasion” — which the Federal Government appears to take altogether too seriously.
Otherwise you think I wouldn’t refuse to participate? Hell, yes, I would refuse — I’d take that money that the government currently steals out of my paycheck and invest it my own damn self.
Not only would I actually receive the benefits of MY OWN SODDING MONEY, but I’d avoid those pesky little “Flemming v. Nestor” problems.
Thank you for playing, though.