07 March 2009

A Bumper Sticker

I am not generally a fan of bumper sticker slogans, which are often designed to appeal to emotions by deliberately ignoring some fundamental consideration or other.  But every now and then I come across one that genuinely captures the full context, condensing a broad idea into a pithy and clever phrase.  Conservative radio talk-show host Jay Severin shot out an excellent one-liner in one of his monologues the other day:


If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it is free!

This could hardly be original (and he made no claim that it was), but I had never heard it before.[Note 1.]  It aptly captures the fantasy and fraud that is "liberal" welfare policy.


NOTES
1.  The slogan is similar to the popular bumper sticker, "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance," which is also clever.

1 comment:

Doug Reich said...

I'm pretty sure P.J. O'Rourke is generally credited with that saying

That's perfect - thanks