With thousands of Americans protesting big government, I think it’s time we listen.
We’ll start by dumping discussion of a public health care option. After all, it’s clear that Americans are too freaked out about such a program. But to be consistent with the protesters’, analysts’ and policymakers’ demands, we should also:
Get rid of Medicare and Medicaid. These are big government programs that only benefit a few people. Such a socialist system only serves entrenched Americans who failed to plan for future medical costs. Sure, my mom will be without health insurance, but that’s just tough luck.
Shut down Social Security. Again, who does this help but a few hundred million people who failed to save enough for retirement? It’s not my fault, as an American taxpayer, that pensions and 401ks are under funded. By getting rid of the government-run program, business will jump right in to help current and former employees. I’ll be making a sacrifice here, too: We’ll force mom to sell her condo before she moves in with my unemployed sorry ass.
Get rid of public education. The system is a complete failure because we try to educate children we shouldn’t even bother with. Instead, let capitalists use supply and demand to determine who should get a quality education. I’m sure that business owners will provide high-quality education in poor neighborhoods even if parents can’t afford steep tuition rates.