Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I'm from the government and I'm here to help you
The government has taken over the auto industry, banking, and is looking to take over 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?