Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Modest Proposal Of Barter For The Republican Party

By Manifesto Joe

I've been reading about a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada, and one who's being taken seriously (She's challenging Harry Reid), who suggests that one could use livestock to barter with your doctor for health care. Like, bring a chicken to your doctor.

Since we're talking about using livestock in the place of currency, I have a modest proposal for the Republican Party. Would they accept my pit bull terrier as a campaign contribution?

My pit bull terrier

I haven't asked him whether he's a Republican. But he's smarter than most of the Tea Party demonstrators, and he could be meaner in a fight. He's also housebroken.

One big problem is that he eats a lot. (Chicken is his favorite, by the way.) And, he's grown since this picture was taken. And, of course, they would have to pay for his rabies shots upon acceptance. And then there's the expense of obedience school ...

RNC, I await your response.

Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writer Living In Texas.


Jack Jodell said...

Sue Lowden is SUCH an IDIOT! I wonder how many chickens HER doctor "earns" in a year? As if doctors are the cause of ever-expanding health care costs (they AREN'T), and as if bartering would be a feasible way of doing business today or would provide the patient with enough leverage to roll down prices. THAT WOMAN IS AN IDIOT!!!

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Tim McGaha said...

My wife bursts into fits of giggling whenever this plan comes up in discussion. When an accountant can't take the plan seriously, it just might have a problem...

Anonymous said...

Last time I checked, doctors like Lowden are only in it for the money. Its sad that this country can't turn out enough of our own doctors because people need to be right-wing trust-fund test-tube babies just to pay their med school loans before they die. Not that I don't like most of the foreign doctors I've had, a lot of them spoke better English than Teabaggers, but I do like to see this nation educating and employing its own people once in a while.