the grouch at right truth as written something so stunningly brilliant that i felt it absolutely needed to be posted here.
The dictum finally came down from the lord Barack Obama, the messiah, the most merciful that all the land should be taxed and part of the proceeds would be used to fund socialized car care.
Mac the mechanic, who had been an auto mechanic for at least 30 years received notice in the mail that he would no longer be able to bill people directly for his services, but would rather have to send a monthly claim to the administration of car care and auto repair. Mac had always pretty much run a cash and carry service...
to the last lines of the piece:
Eventually, Mac went bankrupt and was forced into early retirement. His only means of support now is social security which turned out not to be as much as he had hoped since the gubment raised the full benefit age to 88 shortly before he retired. Also, Mac found that his 401K money had been spent by Barack Obama to fund his new healthcare plan.
So that vile, greedy, auto mechanic Mac, finally got his just rewards.
For those of you that are smiling at my work of pure fiction, realize that this is exactly the way that the gubment deals with doctors and hospitals. And the Dimocrats wonder why we look at them with so much disdain when they suggest a gubment run healthcare program.
i was filled with an amazing sense of wonderment at shuch a brilliant, satirical analogy. very, well done thomas. this is the best analogy i've ever seen on the subject. right down to the great addition you made in the comments section.
...realize that this thing has been going on with us for a very long time in the form of Medicare. As Medicare runs out of money, then the gubment will put the squeeze on us more and more with reduced payments and more and more burdensome regulations which actually increase the cost even further.
I did not specifically allude to the malpractice, tort reform crisis in healthcare. I guess Mac the Mechanic probably was forced to buy malpractice insurance too under the hope and change plan.
Barack told the AMA the other day he was against tort reform. So there ya go!
go read the whole post - linked here and above. be sure to leave comments here and there so people know what you think!