Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Errr if you don't pay you don't get.. simples.

Interesting post over on Liberal Conspiracy. General synopsis of the post is this little tale.
BION COUNTY, Tenn. – Imagine your home catches fire but the local fire department won’t respond, then watches it burn. That’s exactly what happened to a local family tonight. A local neighborhood is furious after firefighters watched as an Obion County, Tennessee, home burned to the ground.

The homeowner, Gene Cranick, said he offered to pay whatever it would take for firefighters to put out the flames, but was told it was too late. They wouldn’t do anything to stop his house from burning. Each year, Obion County residents must pay $75 if they want fire protection from the city of South Fulton. But the Cranicks did not pay.
Now, you can probably imagine the Libcon reaction on this, that's it's the shocking reality of private enterprise and a total lack of compassion or humanity. It's the comments that are interesting, I particularly liked this one,

I was furious that Direct Line wouldn’t replace my stolen car.

You won’t believe their excuse – I hadn’t taken out a policy.

I ask you. What is the world coming to?
Absolutely on the money. If you're foreign and visiting the UK you don't get totally free NHS treatment, and the reason is because you've not paid - funny how no one complains about that even though it's the same principle at work huh?

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