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Friday, September 10, 2004

 A Day In The Life of Joe Republican

I like this:
Joe gets up at 6:00am to prepare his morning coffee. He fills his pot full of good clean drinking water because some liberal fought for minimum water quality standards.

He takes his daily medication with his first swallow of coffee. His medications are safe to take because some liberal fought to insure their safety and work as advertised.

All but $10.00 of his medications are paid for by his employers medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance, now Joe gets it too because his employer needs to offer competitive benefits to hire the best people.

Joe prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs this day. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.

Joe takes his morning shower reaching for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with every ingredient and the amount of its contents because some liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.

Read the remainder here.

Other liberal-created government programs and regulations that are effective would include Head Start, AmeriCorps, the Clean Water Act, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicare, Medicaid, the ban on leaded gasoline, the bans on DDT, PCBs and CFCs, the Brady Law, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the USDA's Cooperative Extension Service, Direct Student Loans, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the GI Bill, the Interstate Highway System, the Mine Safety & Health Administration, the National Health Service Corps, National Parks, the National Weather Service, the Peace Corps, reemployment screening, school lunches & breakfasts, and WIC. Others?

These programs differentiate the United States from the developing countries of the world. Government is not the solution to all problems, in fact, I much prefer to harness the power of free market. Unfortunately it seems that most republicans are in denial about the positive role government can play.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"His medications are safe to take because some liberal fought to insure their safety and work as advertised."

"Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry."

I've never read such self-congratulatory crap in my life. Are liberals expecting a standing ovation for making bacon 99% safe from 98%? For the most part, what he consumes is safe because producers would be flat-out broke from lawsuits and lost revenue. Liberals believe only laws can influence behavior. Their answer to everything is regulation and unions. Both of which depend on each other and are bankrupting the government. Yes, laws are needed. But not for everthing. Every law gives the government more control, more power, more of our hard earned money.

We are not in denial about the positive role it *can* play; we are in denial about human nature and its satiable thirst for power. Unions, bureaucracies benefit those in control of them for more than they benefit society. The free market is not as safe, but who ever said the government must protect us from everything, even what we choose to put in our own bodies knowing full well of the health risks. The government is not our parent. Responsible adults don't need parents. Making adults responsible is society's responsiblity, but not at the expense of the individual free will. The task should be *voluntary*. If society fails to produce responsible adults, then Darwinism is there to advance the species, i.e. making us all better off.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Libral who fought for safer cars: Ralph Nader.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Nanovirus said...

Yeah -- the greatest thing he ever did. Too bad the guy doesn't know when to quit.

10:26 AM  

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