It's not your government paying for it dumbass, it is YOU and the other TAXPAYERS paying for it. How hard is that to understand?
Please no personal insults. The government gives out money to pay for heating, electricity and rubbish-disposal from the treasury, which is funded by tax-payers. It's quite a nice system, given that everyone gets heating, electricity and rubbish-disposal, regardless of whether they can pay or not.
National insurance pays for the NHS, which is different from bog-standard income tax. These are the NI
rates, if you're intested. http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/rates/nic.htm
While you bitch and moan, check out what I was replying to:
Why do you want the government to pay for your healthcare? Are you incapable of paying for it yourself? Why not just let the Gov't cover your car insurance, cell phone bill, heat, electric, and how about curbside trash pickup?
Duh, idiot. Don't you realise that it's not the GOVERNMENT, it's the TAXPAYER? Dumbass. How hard is that to understand?
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