Americans Demand Governmental Protection From Selves
"It's not just about Americans eating too many fries or cracking their
skulls open when they fall off their bicycles," said Los Angeles
resident Rebecca Burnie, 26. "It's a financial issue, too. I spend all
my money on trendy clothes and a nightlife that I can't afford. I'm
$23,000 in debt, but the credit-card companies keep letting me spend.
It's obscene that the government allows those companies to allow me to
do this to myself. Why do I pay my taxes?" [...]
"If our own government
doesn't do something to make us get in better shape—or, for that
matter, dress a little nicer—who will?" [...]
"The fact is, personal responsibility doesn't work," Nathansen said.
"Take a good look at the way others around you are living, and I'm sure
you'll agree. It's time for the American people to demand that someone
force them to do something about it."