I thought I just might run for president.
My platform will be that every American deserves a car, not just a car, but a new government car.
Those that cannot afford to buy their own will be supplied one by the government. Those that can afford to buy a new car and choose not to, will be fined.
The rich will be berated for having better cars than they deserve, and will be asked to sacrifice to help pay for the cars of those who can’t afford them.
When the proposition is being debated I will explain this is the greatest country on earth and surely we can do anything we set our mind to. I will avoid going into real details of what it will cost, impact the economy, or change our culture.
Then when the measure is written into law I will make it massively complicated so that few people really understand how it will work or what changes it will bring. Everyone is getting a car, surely that is a good thing?
My friends will pass it without reading it. My opponents will not be given any chance to review it to see if it even makes sense.
This will make it the law of the land, so I will demonize everyone who disagrees with it.
After this, when it begins to be implemented and things are beginning to look like it isn’t working so well, I will hide as much information about it as possible insisting it’s too soon to tell.
When they begin to see the government cars are not really the same quality, they notice the work was contracted to Canadians, or notice the cars are more expensive than promised; then I will blame the other party for nitpicking.
Finally when it all begins to fall apart, well I don’t know what I will do then. Just let me watch a little longer and see what happens next with ObamaCare.
Of course we will all need mandatory universal single-payer coverage to deal with the negative effects from all the extra air pollution, not to mention increase in accidents, that those cars will cause 😉
I like a good fantasy extrapolation as much as the next person. It’s always comparing apples to oranges, but it’s still fun to exercise the imagination.
Thanks for reading. It was more of a commentary on the process than a comparison of transportation and healthcare, I hope.
So I suppose I don’t have your vote?
You might, but I’m not a resident of your region. Good luck, though!