With the exception of people exposed via transfusions or hospital errors, those infected with HIV/AIDS are not “victims”, they are stupid perverts that prey on our male children.
Even you must remember when smoking and drinking was advertised in every magazine, movies, radio and on TV as being the “cool” thing to do. Medical knowledge was limited at that time and the jury was still out on whether these activities were actually the cause of the diseases of the liver and lungs. HIV/AIDS has always been associated with perverted gay sex, i.e. “gay cancer” back in the late 70’s.
The government charges taxes on every pack of cigarettes and every bottle of booze. The government does not charge a tax on every time some rump ranger “gets lucky”. Yuch. Anyway, my point is that smokers have paid trillions in FEDERAL TAXES throughout the years, drinkers have done the same. If some of that money is used for treatment of smoking/drinking diseases, then so be it. Look at the taxes paid over a smokers lifetime as sort of an insurance policy. They lent money to the government, now they want some of it back.
There is no reason for us “normal people” to suffer increased life/health insurance rates because of the actions of the perverted sick behavior that is known to spread this dreaded disease to other like-minded sickos.
You can throw all the money that has ever been printed at trying to find a cure for HIV/AIDS and the goal will never be met. Contracting the HIV/AIDS virus and dying from it is the only cure. It will cleanse itself from this planet if it is allowed to eliminate those prone to such behavior that allows it to spread. I've said this before and caught all hell from some FReepers who questioned my morals and compassion. I have no compassion for HIV/AIDS “victims” because they are not “victims”!
Keeping them alive at the taxpayers expense is equal to keeping rabid dogs alive to run through the neighborhoods and school grounds biting and infecting our children with rabies. It just doesn't make sense. And before you ask, yes, I do know people with HIV/AIDS and they admit they brought it on themselves through careless drug use (dirty needles) and promiscuous sexual encounters.
40 million people (mostly in Africa) are preying on our male children? Scary. I guess it's lucky that my sons have so far escaped unharmed.
HIV/AIDS has always been associated with perverted gay sex, i.e. gay cancer back in the late 70s.
That may well be true. But the vast majority of people with HIV/AIDS didn't get the disease from "perverted gay sex."