Earthling wrote:jman111 wrote:Earthling wrote:The savings are available. Why not take advantage?
You could save money by not eating. Does that make it a good idea?
Is "saving money" the end-all, or could life possibly be more complicated than that?
No one is talking about starving to death. Apples to apples we are talking about eating a sirloin vs. filet mignon.
Okay, forget not eating. Consider a scenario in which you must hire a contractor for a home improvement project. Would lowest price be the only deciding factor?
Or consider this: you are in need of surgery, for which you must pay cash. You could save money by hiring a surgeon with limited training and experience. Or, you could pay more for a fully trained and qualified doc.
I think (hope!) you see where this is going- lowest cost is not always the best choice. Reducing cost is not the end-all, there can be negative consequences that arise form cost-saving measures. As I said, the world is a bit more complicated than you seem to believe.