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73. They were watching a TV commercial with sad music. The TV commercial was about an old married couple. They had both had health problems. He had lost his job. They had used their savings to pay for health care. They went through all their savings. Now they were barely surviving on social security. They lived in a tiny apartment. "Look at those poor people," Barry said. Eva said, "They're not poor people. They're actors!" He said, "No, they're not. He has no right hand. His wife has no left foot. Those are real people! They're suffering. What kind of country is this? We're the richest country in the world. How does our government allow this?" She said, "It's not the government's fault. It's those two people's fault. They shouldn't have gotten sick. They should have saved more. They should have planned better. Don't blame the government. The government isn't your mommy!" 2.6


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