Bobby Jindal Saves The Day
Like millions of other desperate Americans yearning to be rescued by the government, I got swept up by Obama’s speech last night. Snake oil never sounded so appealing. Those well-intentioned-but-fuzzy-headed Democrats would once again tax and spend their way out of trouble. A big smothering nanny state would step in and save us.
But fortunately — before I completely disappeared into a cloud of euphoria — Bobby Jindal stepped up and brought everything into focus. Never before has such a big complicated issue been so clarified and crystallized by a folksy little anecdote.
In case you missed Bobby’s quaint little fireside chat, here’s the story:
During the post-Katrina flooding in New Orleans, hundreds of volunteers were champing at the bit to get out there in their boats and rescue those victims who were stranded on their rooftops. Ah, a happy ending. But Noooo!!! Some fatass bumbling government bureaucrat came barging in and kyboshed the whole operation. Seems none of these boat-owners would be allowed to go on their rescue mission unless they could show proof-of-insurance papers.
Those Goddamn F$#!%&!$# Meddling Bureaucrats!
And suddenly, I realized. I saw the light. Bobby Jindal spelled it out for me, and I finally got it.
These irresponsible free-spending Democrats won’t solve our problems with more government. Government is the PROBLEM, not the solution. The economy has been strangled by all these cumbersome intrusive government regulations. It’s time for the private sector to step in and take the initiative. And in order for this to happen, those bumbling government meddlers have to get the hell out of the way. NOW! All we need is the invisible hand of the marketplace.
Get the government off our backs. Prosperity is just around the corner.
cross-posted at Bring It On!