Reader’s health care solution:
To the Editor:
Celia Murray recently wrote a very compelling argument about the proposed health care plan and why we should all just relax, accept what the Democrats see as wrong with our current system, and go along with their thoroughly-conceived bill to correct the faults. In fact, I was so impressed, I'm going to use the Democrat's logic to solve my own problem.
Last week my dryer quit. What am I to do? First I need to analyze all the things that could be wrong and then correct them. Let’s see, the light-colored load dried perfectly. Then I put in the dark load, pushed the start button and . . . nothing happened. Discrimination? This load was mostly work clothes we use farming, the underclass of clothing that is used to labor in the fields. Many of them were also old, probably ready for the rag pile and I shouldn’t be trying to keep them going anyway.
This shouldn’t be allowed to happen. I’ll throw the dryer away and get one that is more tolerant and accepts everything. But that may not be enough. What if there are still some clothes that can’t get dryer care. What if my jeans had a pre-existing rip and the dryer was afraid to tumble them anymore? There should be another choice. Aha! I need a public option, a commercial type dryer.
But I like my dryer! It always took beautiful care of my laundry. I don’t want to lose what I've got. I guess I need both a fine dryer and a public dryer. Of course, I don’t have room for two dryers. Hmm. I’ll need a new laundry room, a bigger laundry room, and new people to handle things and make sure it all runs smoothly. Wow, this could get expensive! Well, I'll just have to tell my kids and grandkids they'll be responsible for the expense.
Wait, now there’s another voice in my ear, a Republican. What? Why not just fix what is broken you say (the belt) and leave everything else alone? Now why didn’t I think of that. I can get bids from any repair shop in the country and accept the one that works best for me. A simple fix of the real problem and everything will run smoothly again. And just think of all the money I’ll save!