Free Funerals

Free mortgage loans (the kind you don’t have to pay back), free health insurance (unless you make over $250,000 per year) so why not ask for free funerals? The government is doling out money to save or create jobs, when in actuality our money was used to give raises to people who already had a job and in no danger of losing it, buy trucks for drivers training, make 9 pair of boots for the Army, or (get this) pay taxes owed.

So if Poppa Washington can do all that, why not provide free funerals?

Coroners and funeral directors in several cities say the number of people seeking government-paid funerals, cremations and burials is spiking. Most counties and states will use public money to cremate or bury people who are too poor to pay for private services.

“People just aren’t in a position to pay $7,000 for a private funeral and burial,” says Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, where the number of people seeking county burial has nearly doubled since last year.

Sounds like a public option to me.

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