I couldn't help noticing these two stories today about an old ship called the "SS United States." One here: http://www.thereporteronline.com/article/20130325/LIFE01/130329728/historic-ocean-liner-uss-united-states-in-philadelphia-short-on-funds-time
And then one from the liberals with a new photo here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/25/ss-united-states_n_2948010.html
We have this once great ship, rusting away in an eastern harbor. I couldn't help but notice the similarities between that ship and our country. What should we do?
When automakers and banks are going belly up- we bail them out. Why would we stop there?
In keeping with established themes- here is what I think we should do.
First we need a government takeover. Then we should drag this heap over to the Pacific Rim where we can refurbish it with taxpayer subsidized workers earning a dollar an hour. After we burn through a billion or two- we can then return the ship to America. We will sell government subsidized cruises on it complete with working toilets. We can create 1000 or so jobs- and we can even have a small army of TSA workers patting down passengers before they board.
Of course the ship will never turn a profit but that isn't the point. We can feel good about ourselves. Isn't that the real point?
I think we should re-christian the ship, the "USS Obama." Like everything the government does, whether it's Social Security, the Dept. of Energy or Obamacare- we will never be able to get rid of this ship. It makes perfect sense to me.