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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Free, Please

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has pledged to veto a California legislative bill to mandate universal health care. Supporters of the bill use a four-letter word to describe the kind of health care it would deliver: Free. Arnold says the state of California can't afford the bill's costs. How short-sighted. There are still some Rich People in California, Governor. Their taxes should just be increased and then everyone can get Free Health Care. Think about it, people. Would you rather get health care without having to pay for it, so long as Rich People (who have more money than everyone else) foot the costs? Or would you rather pay for it yourself? Me, I say: send the bill to the Rich People. Also, do you have any idea how expensive Whole Foods has gotten? Everytime I go in there, I think: Why should I have to buy my own organic food (not cheap!) when there are still Rich People in California who - get this - each year, after taxes, still have a lot of money left over. Bag my groceries, charge the Rich more when they come through the line, it will all work out in the end. Equality! As for housing, don't get me started. Why should ordinary people have to pay greedy landlords and mortgage companies, when the government could provide Free Housing? And, no, I'm not talking about that crappy public-housing kind. There are a lot of nice $800,000 for sale where I live. Why should capitalists call all the shots? Why shouldn't those houses be free? Did you know: A lot of Rich People don't even use their gazebos. How compassionate is unused gazebos? How fair is that? Don't give me that "no free lunch" crap. Keep your anti-socialist slander to yourself, thanks. The only reason socialism hasn't worked anywhere it's been tried, is because, well, I forget the exact reason but basically it's because it wasn't implemented right. It's not like economics is rocket science or something. Next time you see a really high-end roadster barreling down the freeway, remember: the owner's a Rich Person who's not paying enough taxes. Would you like to have a BMW Z4? Me too. Do you want to pay for it yourself? No way, man. I think we're on the same wavelength. Arnold, dude! Get a clue.