A new ad on health care from Family Research Council plants tongue firmly in cheek to make a serious point:
The earliest identified use of the phrase, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” dates, fittingly enough, to the Depression Era. And what is true of free lunches, is true of free health care: they do not exist. The deficits being contemplated in the bills now being crafted behind closed doors in Washington, D.C. stretch as far as the eye can see, and what the eye sees are future generations that will have to pay many times over for what we’re consuming now.
The bills that will come due for today’s children and their own offspring include not only the nearly $12 trillion the nation owes now, but the doubling of that amount the Obama Administration projects for the next decade, as well as unfunded liabilities in Medicare that are estimated as high as $36 trillion. So it’s only wise to tell the kids to “get their coats and grab their hats,” even if where they’re headed isn’t the sunny side of the street.