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Old 10-21-2012, 08:49   #317
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Originally Posted by DanaT View Post
I have much less problem paying someone $115k in education benefits for serving our country than I do paying $1M to keep someone old mother alive another two months.

At least one is an investment in society.
A surgeon buddy of mine talks about how families tell them "Do whatever you have to do to keep grandma alive". Of course they say this, someone else has to pay for it. As he calls it, "Dialyzing a dead woman".

He says that he often refuses and tells them to find another surgeon. The inevitably do.
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