Health Care Preview
Quoth Mencken: "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
Seems like us free marketeers are on the unpopular side of the health care numbers, so it won't surprise me when the day comes that American doctors inspect us like cattle, and if our wastelines are greater than the prescribed measurement, we will be declared officially overweight, and subject to fines.
Dystopian libertarian scare tactic? No- it's what happens in Japan today. Link to CNN video.
When everybody is responsible for the cost of everybody else's health care, you can bet we'll all be interested in the size of your waist.
I'll laugh my ass off, because I'm trim enough not to worry, and so many of those who thought socialized health care was a great idea will be off to the fat farm, miserable in having to actually exercise. Good. I'd be happier left alone, and fending for myself on my family's health care bills, but I don't think I'm going to have that chance for much longer, so I may as well take pleasure where I still can. If I have to pay for you, I'll be the biggest health nanny this planet has ever seen, harassing fat people in the street, merely as a cost prevention measure.
Be careful what you ask for. You just might get it. Hard. As you deserve.