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ThoughtsOnline

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Let's combine (1) the recent reports of states running out of money, laying off state workers and cutting back on public services, (2) the report that the federal government is way behind on processing 'cash for clunker' claims, and (3) the public's standard disdain for the quality and competence of those who choose to go work for the government....

and produce a commercial where a patient and his doctor are trying to get emergency approval for a medical procedure from the bureaucrats at the 'public option'... only to have the phone ring and ring and ring... and when the phone is answered they hear only an announcement that the office has been temporarily closed for budget reasons... and when the patient heads off to the office in person, he sees these bureaucrats overwhelmed by the number of claim requests on their desks... while talking on their cellphones, playing solitaire on their laptops and taking naps....

while the voice over asks: "when you absolutely positively need someone to pick up the phone... having to call the government can be downright unhealthy"