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How to save the youth and eliminate the national debt? Garrison Keillor has a plan.

August 30, 2006

Most libtards like me have been aware of Garrison Keillor’s work for years. Starting with his laid back an funny stories of Lake Woebegone to his current radio show” A Prairie Home Companion” which is broadcasted on NPR. What I didn’t know is that Mr. Keillor wrote political commentary as well.No health care for you!

In the Chicago Tribune editorial section today Garrison Keillor has written an editorial called “A modest plan for saving the country. Thanks in advance for the applause.”

In keeping with the dry whit that Mr. Keillor is known for, he presents the problems of the youth today. Saying that even though they might not be as knowledgeable as older adults, they are the future and we have an obligation to make sure the future is as good as it can be. He says that to take care of the future requires us as Americans to make sure the young have a good education.

What does Mr. Keillor propose as a solution?
His answer may surprise you.

Annual interest on the national debt now exceeds all government welfare programs combined. We’ll be in Iraq for years to come. Hard choices need to be made, and given the situation we’re in, I think we must bite the bullet and say no more health care for card-carrying Republicans. It just doesn’t make sense to invest in longevity for people who don’t believe in the future. Let them try faith-based medicine, let them pray for their arteries to be reamed and their hips to be restored, and leave science to the rest of us.

Cutting out health care to one-third of the population–the folks with Bush-Cheney bumper stickers, who still believe the man is doing a heckuva job–will save enough money to pay off the national debt, not a bad legacy for Republicans. As Scrooge said, let them die and reduce the surplus population. In return, we can offer them a reduction in the estate tax.

All in favor, blow your nose.

Mr. Conservatard says, bless you Mr. Keillor.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 30, 2006 3:01 pm

    I really like Garrison Keillor…saw him at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach in April…we have to have a sense of humor these days. At the end of his performance, he asked everyone to stand and sing “The Star Spangled Banner.” I cried while we were singing it because I was thinking WHAT ARE THEY DOING TO OUR COUNTRY?!? Bush is ruining our country. What so proudly we hailed? How can we be proud of the mess our country is in now?

  2. August 30, 2006 7:40 pm

    Sounds like a winning plan to me. The Bushistas and their Bible-thumpin’, hooker-humpin’, sister-marryin’, rifle-rack-in-the-pickmup neocon wingnuts certainly neither need nor appreciate science. Keillor is absolutely right: let ’em use their faith-based initiatives.

    Oh, and thanks for blogrolling me!

  3. Thom C permalink
    September 16, 2006 9:13 am

    I read this in the Colorado Springs, Colorado, newspaper. Even though it was printed ‘below the fold’ in the Editorial section I was quite surprised that such an opinion would be published in what I consider to be a staunchly conservative region. Evidence that the party is losing its conservative mantle, perhaps.

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