Bookworm Room is running a very pointed satire of what could lie in store for us if ObamaCare becomes law. The piece, by guest blogger Danny Lemieux, is a "Dear Citizen" form letter from the government, some years hence. Here's a taste:
Dear Citizen [Social Security #]:
Peace be upon you.
Our actuarial records indicate that you have achieved a life expectancy of [years] beyond the average life expectancy of your fellow citizens. Your longevity serves as a testament to the generosity of your government's wise investments in health care made during this Administration. Now it is time to give back.
From this point onwards, our computer models indicate that your demands upon the resources of your government and fellow citizens are projected to increase rapidly as you approach the final chapter of your natural life. It is also necessary to acknowledge that you ceased becoming a net contributor to society upon reaching your mandated age of retirement of 79 years.
Today, our nation faces an unprecedented crisis as your fellow citizens still fail to meet their economic obligations to an economy and health care system severely damaged through the selfish actions of the previous Bush Administration. Our records indicate that your demands upon the government and your fellow citizens now exceed your net cumulative contributions to society. Under the recent Balanced Budget Act of 2021 approved by your constitutionally appointed Democrat Peoples Party congressional representatives, your medical and government pension benefits will henceforth be reduced progressively in order to better address your continued obligations to our most victimized citizens.