With the US posting record deficits and nothing but a string of deficits in sight for the next 10 years, with Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Amtrack and Post Office unable to operate at break even levels, a reasonable person might think a little belt tightening is in order.
But what do the tough do when the going gets tough? In the best tradition of Otter and Bluto from Animal House, they propose another massive, underfunded, poorly thought-out government entitlement program.
I found a cartoon on iowntheworld.com that spoofs some of the follies in the thinking behind the current Obamacare proposal. To supporters, only a fool could turn down this wonderful program. To skeptics, only a fool would sign up for it and cede their freedoms and personal responsibility to government bureaucrats.