Saturday, October 5, 2013

Senior Health Care Solution…

…according to Maxine

This is a bit out of character for me. But then it’s not me, really. The following was written by cartoonist John Wagner.

“So you’re a sick senior citizen and the government says there is no nursing home available for you – what do you do?

“Our plan gives anyone 65 years or older a gun and 4 bullets. You are allowed to shoot 4 politicians – not necessarily dead!

“Of course, this means you will be sent to prison where you will get 3 meals a day, a roof over your head, central heating, and all the health care you need! New teeth? No problem. Need glasses? Great.  New hip, knees, kidney, lungs, heart? All covered. (And your kids can come to visit you as often as they do now.)

“And who will be paying for all this? The same government that just told you that they cannot afford for you to go into a home.

“Plus, because you are a prisoner, you don’t have to pay any income taxes anymore.


But no, he’s never drawn Maxine with a smoking gun.

Don’t look at me…I haven’t seen my NRA certificate since 1965.  And much as I get the frustrations here expressed, Warren Buffett’s recently recirculated proposal should certainly work if acted upon. At least, after the first 8 or so shootings. To wit:

 “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.

If you’ll follow the provided link, you’ll see that Mr. Buffett is not responsible for entire text of this chain letter. But that, and some of his other proposals, make a heck of a lot of sense.

Actually, my favorite solution to the government crisis comes from a Facebook friend, Jennie Cunningham, my folks’ former caregiver and now mother of four. She posts that a chocolate covered peanut has the power to motivate the most resistant potty trainer.  So let’s do this, folks. Everyone send chocolate covered peanuts to our recalcitrant law makers! 

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