Pun intended on the NUTS!
If you find the following to be ridiculous how is it any more ridiculous than nationalizing health care?
Well where do I start? Lets see, we are going to nationalize health care because many see this as a God given right and the compassionate thing to do
whether we can afford it or not. As part of nationalized health care, we will be giving over our right of choice to some government official who will
decide what is in our best interests as compared to the interests of the nation.
So I say lets go another step further, and this all ties back to health care in a positive way. We all need to eat, right? I think we can all agree
that "Free" Health Care wont do us any good if we are all starving to death because we cannot afford food because our money is all going to taxes.
So I say lets nationalize food. Then some government official can decide what and how much we should eat based on our health records, which they will
already have control of. Come to think of it our children are already half way their as the government feed nearly 50% of all the children in USA
Think of the benefits. You wont have to worry about food, no evil corporations will make a profit from it, and the government can control the costs
of food just like they will control the cost of medical care. Beyond that they can implement whatever policies they think are beneficial to the
country or the world. So say we need to control CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. The government can just decide to force us to eat less gassy
foods. Or, say that they decide some foods are bad for your health, well then they can just eliminate them from your list of choices. No more soda,
ho-ho's, Pringles, etc...
Lets say you are fat, well the government can help you diet by cutting back your food rations. Think of the benefits. A person will loose weight and
become healthier and we wont be wasting food by some obese person shoving too much down their throats. Down the line, this will save the health care
side money. The government will not have to pay for the persons bypass or for a social worker to come by each day and feed them and change the TV
channel once they get too fat to get out of bed.
Lets say you are old, well they can just cut your food back to the very basics, just enough to keep you alive. I mean really what else would you need
since you are not contributing much to society. Oh, you want a steak old man, well we think it will be better if you just have a can of Spam.
Bascially, the could put us all on a steady diet of fruits, veggies, water, and a little meat. This will help us control things like diabetes,
obesity, heart disease, etc... That will really lower health care costs for the nation.
It looks like a win-win to me.
[edit on 8/5/2009 by grapesofraft]