i am an american conservative shitheel

Posted on 14 August 2009

usflag_medWith great thanks to randomnoise from the SA Forums:

This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy.
I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility.
After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the national weather service of the national oceanographic and atmospheric administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the national aeronautics and space administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of US department of agriculture inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the food and drug administration.

At the appropriate time as regulated by the US congress and kept accurate by the national institute of standards and technology and the US naval observatory, I get into my national highway traffic safety administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal departments of transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the environmental protection agency, using legal tender issed by the federal reserve bank. On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the US postal service and drop the kids off at the public school.

After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the department of labor and the occupational safety and health administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to ny house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal’s inspection, and which has not been plundered of all it’s valuables thanks to the local police department.

I then log on to the internet which was developed by the defense advanced research projects administration and post on freerepublic.com and fox news forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can’t do anything right


1 Response to i am an american conservative shitheel

  • Stilgherrian says:

    Well said, that person there! From the outside, America’s mortal fear of this bogey-word “socialism” is seen as a joke. We laugh.

    Here in Australia, our Medicare system is held in high regard by people of almost every political persuasion. Everybody, rich or poor, gets treated free at public hospitals, and visits to their own doctor are subsidised. Many doctors charge only the amount of that subsidy, so patients are essentially treated free.

    It’s all paid for by the “Medicare Levy”, an extra tax paid once your income rises above a certain level. But people can choose to reduce that tax by buying private health insurance. They can also choose to pay extra to go to private hospitals, if they want. But if they can’t afford private cover, that’s OK, they’re covered by Medicare because as a nation we reckon that’s better than, you know, having people die and stuff.

    As a result, on most measures you care to name, Australians are healthier than Americans, and spend far less money getting that way.

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