It looks a fait accompli that we will have universal health care in the next decade. I can't make the government eliminate its income-transfer system, so it is a matter of doing what is feasible, since my fiat power is limited to what color socks I put on in the morning.
What is feasible in this environment is asking for some common-sense limits on the spending that will hopefully motivate people to help themselves. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. New Zealand recognizes this when they prevent morbidly obese people from immigrating. We ought to prevent morbidly obese people from being a drag on the social system.
Tort Reform would be great.
Whatever happened to the legal principle that if you are a little responsible for your condition, then you are 100% responsible? A pig should expect to root in its own shit.
In America today, an overweight pig of a woman can sue for suggesting she use the MRI machine at the zoo, since she did not fit in the standard MRI machine at the hospital. She finds it embarrassing and frustrating that she be compared to an elephant. Hey, I wonder, how embarassing is it walk around as a freakish balloon? Who is at fault for your fatness, huh fatso?
She expects an MRI machine for people would fit every person. Whoa, Tubby, time out! The MRI engineers did not expect that freaks weiging more than ten standard deviations above of the mean will be needing an MRI. You should be dead of a heart attack by now, or incapaciated by your creaky knees, blind from diabetes, or something. It is a miracle you can keep food out of your mouth long enough to voice a complaint. Click here for a pic -- keep eye bleach at the ready.
Since Political Correctness has eliminated making fun of dullards, race, gender and orientation, well fat people and Priests are the only ones left to make fun of, and I'm not sure about Priests anymore. They are a vanishing species as well. I am not going to give up making fun of fat people. I don't think I will have to, since fatties are no longer a minority in the USA.
Some good news: At least we shut down the BigFatBlog for Size Equality. I have a message for the Fat Blogster: "Hey lard ass! Perhaps if you were not spending your money on Big Macs by the truckload you could pay something into the social system!