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RE: Straining at gnats
by Joseph Branco


June 01, 2004

Myra, Myra, Myra . You had an OK letter going for you until you mentioned how you disagreed with my take on seat belt laws. You say that we should be forced to wear seatbelts because of insurance costs. Well, if you truly feel that way, then you have to forfeit your entire rationale for smoking rights. You see, smokers incur on society enormous health care costs in the form of Medicaid and Medicare as a result of smoking related illness. Every taxpayer must pay for smoker s bad choices. Using your own rationale behind enforcing seatbelt laws because of insurance costs, outlawing smoking is justified due to health care costs to innocent non-smoking citizens. Thank you for defeating your own argument. You make my job just that much easier. By the way it is Branco, not Brano.

Have a wonderful summer! And don't worry about me, I always wear my seatbelt.

Joseph Branco
Ketchikan, AK - USA



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