Comment 26185

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted August 01, 2008 at 16:33:17

I support funding everyone who needs their broken bones set.

You do realize that I was making an analogy, right? I wasn't actually talking about people with broken bones. I was using the analogy only to demonstrate how easy it is to use an analogy in apparent support of an opinion.

even though I don't have the stats on these figures, I can't imagine this would be more than a few dozen per year.

I wasn't able to find data for just broken bones, but according to StatsCan, 65,213 people in Hamilton incurred injuries that were serious enough to limit normal activities in 2005.

In the most recent three quarters, government spending on social programs has climbed from 25.6% of GDP to 26.33% of GDP.

You're still assuming that correlation equals causality. During the period in question, the US economy has gone into negative GDP growth. If social spending remains the same over that period, it will shrink as a percentage of a lower GDP.

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