A modest proposal to save Social Security, and America

As you may have heard, Social Security is going broke. In 2010, the program ran a $49 billion deficit for the first time since 1983, and more red ink is expected when the 2011 figures are released. After that, things get worse. As the Social Security Trustees point out in their 2011 report: After ... Continue reading

Free Big Macs for all!

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. — First amendment to the US ... Continue reading

Deep blindness

John Hull began losing his eyesight at the age of thirteen when he developed cataracts. By the time he was seventeen he was blind in his left eye. Vision in his right remained adequate until his mid-thirties, when it, too, began deteriorating, necessitating thicker and thicker corrective lenses to ... Continue reading

Healthcare: One tough coconut

Brudder bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime, His sister had anudder one she paid it for de lime. She put de lime in de coconut, she drank 'em bot' up... She put de lime in de coconut, she call de doctor, woke 'im up, Said "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?" I said "Doctor, to ... Continue reading