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The government has taken over the auto industry, banking, and health care.

But has the government done enough?

I don’t think they have. The government needs to do more. Just like there are people in this country who don’t have health care, there are people in this country who are going hungry.

Sure, there are food stamps. But there’s Medicare and Medicaid for health care assistance, but that’s not enough. Just like we need the government to take over health care, we need the government to take over the food industry.

We need to raise taxes to pay for a “public option” for restaurants.

My vision is for the Obama King restaurant to offer healthy choices for your dining experience. Like tofu. And salads. Lots and lots of salads. And no fried foods. Certainly no meat. A complete vegan menu, consisting of … plant parts.

But do call ahead to avoid the lines. It’ll take a year or two for McDonald’s, Hardee’s, Wendy’s, and all the little Mom and Pop restaurants to go out of business as people move to the public option. But, soon enough, the Obama King restaurants will be everywhere. Sure, you might have to wait a while, even if you call ahead. That is, after you are placed on hold for an hour or two, but your call will be answered in the order in which it was received.

Speaking of phones, it would be bad for you to have a cell phone when there are plenty of others who don’t have a cell phone. We need a public option. The government can provide cellular service. O-Mobile would be available to everyone.

But cell phones aren’t the only technology area where Americans have a gap. Not everyone has a computer. Sure, lots do, but many Americans don’t have a computer. And the government can help, by offering a public option. After a while, there will be no more PCs or Macs. No debate between Windows, OS X, or Linux. Most Americans will own government computers that run one OS: O-S (the Obama System).

However, having a government issued computer doesn’t mean as much if you don’t have Internet access. AT&T, Knology, MediaCom, and the other ISPs don’t get the job done. Many people don’t have Internet access. A government-run public option would solve that. ObamaNet would allow everyone to be on the Internet.

There are just a few of the many, many ways the government can solve your problems by taking control of your life.

I mean, if you were really competent to do things for yourself, you wouldn’t have elected Obama and the Democrats to power, would you?

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  1. Justin
    2010/12/09 at 11:12

    Haha! I love it. And you’re 100% correct. There’s even economic terms for the things government should and shouldn’t be in the business of providing; public and private goods. That economic sub-theory even helps determine whether it’s more efficient to have state or county governments provide a good (say, roads or schools) than the Federal government.

    Suffice to say, health care is a private good. The bulk of the economic benefit of having my broken leg mended accrues to me, not my neighbors. Further, can the government guarantee something as a “right” which demands the services of another? What if all the doctors go on strike or gradually people shift to other professions because the 8 years of medical school and 1 or 2 years of residency cease to become worth the effort to acquire a government mandated $100,000 per year job? How will government ensure the “right” to health care if supply drops? They can’t without also forcing a doctor to work against his will. That’s slavery. But of course, so are most proposals put forth by the left.

  2. 2010/12/09 at 14:15

    I didn’t intend to have comments moderated. Sorry.

  3. kenetiks
    2010/12/09 at 23:29

    Again the frothing over Obama. I just don’t get it.

  4. 2010/12/09 at 23:52

    He’s just such a nice target. Its because he’s black obviously. Bush must have been black too, if one judges by slanted criticism…

    Actually, by that criteria, I guess all modern presidents have been black…

  5. kenetiks
    2010/12/10 at 11:55

    I just feel he should be judged for things he did do and not what he didnt.

  6. 2010/12/10 at 13:43

    It wasn’t a judgment on him, it was supposed to be humorous.

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