… or at least the public option.
Back when the Democrats wanted the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to end they did something I thought was pretty brilliant… instead of speaking out against the war (the obvious approach), they feigned support for the war and wanted to reinstitute the draft. This was Rangel who did this (maybe others?). Effective because obviously, who the hell wants to be drafted? No war, no draft!
I think the Repubs should feign support for the public option but insist upon sweeping Big Brother legislation to outlaw lots of things that are bad for us. Smokes, alcohol, fast food, all sweets and stuff like that. And if you believe nonsense, we could also propose outlawing eggs and saturated fats. Literally proposing absurd things but are just not quite retarded enough to be completely laughable. Like reinstituting the draft.
After all, if we’re mandated into paying for the result of people not taking care of themselves, we should mandate how people take care of themselves, right?
The only other option would be to everyone have a card that said whether or not you were on a publicly funded insurance program or not. If you were, you couldn’t buy certain items.