An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Current and former state employees have until the end of this year to quit smoking, or pay the consequences.
The consequences, in this case, will be a $600 smoking surcharge that goes into effect on New Year’s Day 2010 for everyone in the state employee health system who smokes, or has a smoker for a spouse.
So, let me get this straight. The state of Tennessee is invading employees homes, and lives? Ok, if I’m not mistaken, don’t the pro-baby murderers use the 14th Amendment Sec.1 as their ‘justification’ to slaughter innocents?
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Maybe I’m not the brightest bulb in the box, if they are going to use this Amendment for infanticide, shouldn’t it also apply for every other choice? Tobacco is legal after all. I mean, seriously, the ‘my body, my choice’ argument works for them, right?
The hope is that the extra $50-a- month surcharge will provide the extra push smokers need to quit — and save Tennessee an estimated $3,400 a year in lost productivity and smoking-related health claims per worker.
How do they know, for certain, these are smoking related health claims? We’ve done our best to weaken our immune systems with all the ‘anti-bacterial’ BS, why not send a mega bill to the people who have done their damnedest to shove that particular hoax down our throats?
“We’re trying to create incentives for healthy living,” said Brian Haile, deputy director for the state’s Division of Benefits Administration, which oversees coverage for some 270,000 adults and children covered by state employee health insurance.
Hey….why can’t we just go ahead and die like we’re suppose to? Have you noticed that the longer we live, the worse our health becomes? There’s a reason why we aren’t suppose to live as long as we do, other than obvious population control. Ya see, the original intent was for babies to grow up and take the place of the elderly. We’ve been slaughtering the babies, but people have gotten into their heads they’re suppose to live forever. Sorry people, doesn’t work that way. You are going to die. Get use to it!
Now, as to the matter at hand. Why do they want children to die? Y’see, if everyone in the country quit smoking, then there would be no money for TennCare, or, on the national level, SCHIP will be devastated. Where would THAT money come from…..alcohol maybe? Or how about if you breath, period, they’ll tax per breath, so they can pay for the health care of kids who have no coverage. The phrase ‘cutting off your nose to spite your face’ keeps popping into mind.
Government, at any level, has NO business violating the U.S. Constitution, but it sure seems like those who want to control your life, by any means possible, are using the gubmint to do just that.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Well, the state wants to deny their employees their liberty, and pursuit of happiness, by forcing them to make a choice. And that just ain’t right.
I know smoking isn’t healthy. But then, these days, walking on the streets at night aren’t either, or getting behind the wheel of your car, or stepping into the shower. Get off your high horses people! I had a mother, I don’t need another one.