A post by Maynard, in anticipation of Obama’s upcoming address
I’m going to go out on a limb and assume Mr. Obama will harp on the shortcomings of evil insurers in order to push for his intrusive, bureaucratic, life-threatening, budget-busting, divisive, wasteful, unpopular “public option”. However, he won’t consider curbing tort abuse or benefits for non-citizens. Action on those last points, although it would be applauded by a supermajority of Americans of all political affiliations, would require an unthinkable challenge to the powerful special interests that feed at the public trough. (Trial lawyers donate big bucks (mostly to Democrats), and represent the biggest (and, IMO, the most parasitical) of the big interests.)
Okay, I can’t be serious anymore, so let’s relax for a moment. I’m not sure whether to applaud or lament those artistic pundits that apparently have a bit too much time on their hands.
Above you see the original “Dizzy Doctors” placard. (Yes, it’s real; you’ll find it on YouTube: Part 1 and Part 2. That second part paints a vivid picture of what sort of medical care we can look forward to if daddy gets his way. Before he’s through with us, we’ll be begging for end-of-life counseling.)
Below it there’s the clever updated placard (from this blog). The Stooges are back with a vengeance!