02 January 2010

More Comfortable Chairs

The Board supports the generous provisioning of comfortable chairs, going so far as to advocate that Government guarantee every citizen access to a really comfortable piece of furniture, a place to have a nice good sit, and that such comfortable chairs should be available everywhere and empty and well-maintained at a reasonable cost, so that any time Citizen is out walking around, or whatnot, a place to sit a spell and take a load off would be a fundamental right of every human being, and so on and so forth, until it was guaranteed, in your basic liberties delineated in the citizen-state agreement you sign when they put your chip in, that not just your access but your basic human right, to a fine well-made chair of fair size built from natural materials and that didn’t damage or otherwise distract from the beauty of the landscape, a hand-crafted object designed specifically for someone of your body type, just a helluva perch, would be right there everywhere every time you need it. Would the world not be a better place? Shee-it. Somebody please explain why Government cannot achieve this, with the taxes we pay, in this day and age, when they can run a multinational conglomerate from the Cayman Islands and put a Wendy's on the moon.

The reader is challenged to shed some light (or anything else he or she wants to shed) on this conundrum, using the Comment box below.

8 comments:

  1. What a lot of phoney baloney tax and spend liberalism! Who would pay for the chairs? You and I would, with higher taxes. These taxes are a crushing blow on the economy, precisely because they take a dollar out of my pocket and put it in the pocket of more government programs that are wasteful and encourage sloths.

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  2. I don't think President Obama is willing to risk his dwindling credibility on this chair plan. Notice how he is declining to declare exactly what he stands for, instead setting broad principles and waiting to see what kind of bill comes out of Congress first. And obviously this is good for unions, which is traditionally a Democratic constituency.

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  3. This chair idea is like so many crackpot schemes I hear from the other party. It sounds great at first: "Hey let's all vote ourselves a comfortable chair!" But then it's "Where will we put them all? Should we put two together in some places?" Next thing I suppose we'll need end tables, space heaters and broadband wireless access. Government programs, once created, never die. These chairs are like the bridge to nowhere -- I propose we call them the chairs in the middle of nowhere.

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  4. A comfortable chair? Blah, I just want someone to push up my stool.

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  5. I think we need to look at it from a job creation point of view. These chairs will be locally handmade and will provide long-term jobs for installation, maintenance, and vacuuming behind. But will they really be productive jobs? And what about all the downtime when the chairs are just sitting there, unsat in, in the rain or whatever? No, unless he wants to be a one-termer I wouldn't touch this chair proposal with a ten-footed Pole.

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  6. fizzy lifting drinkJanuary 7, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    I agree with tullis, I am a supporter of Senator Dr. Ron Paul and this is another idea that Dr. Paul would say government has no business distributing furniture, we want to keep the government out of people’s bedrooms but also their living rooms, drawing rooms, and sitting rooms. What's next? "A settee in every parlor?" It would be laughable if our country and our very future were not at stake.

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  7. Sergeant SlaughterJanuary 9, 2010 at 2:48 AM

    Who writes this dumb crap? We already have comfortable chairs that are easily portable - I say let these whiners demanding a suitable "perch" go to any nearby department or sporting goods store and buy their own. They can carry around their comfortable "perch" and deploy it anytime, anywhere (within reason) – and stop crybabying for someone else to take care of them. I hate to exaggerate in some worthless blog but if this chair plan is enacted there can only be one response: revolution.

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  8. Mr. F Rich of the liberal NY TimesMarch 28, 2010 at 3:58 AM

    The anger over this 'chair plan' is all out of proportion to the actual content of the bill, which comes nowhere near mandating a government takeover of the comfortable chair sector, as those seeking to ride the populist anger have implied. No, the outrage is the manifestation of something deeper, an uneasy sense among a certain demographic that the country they grew up in is changing, and that their 'comfortable perch' at the top of society will have to be made bigger, to accomodate others, and thus will inevitably and inexorably sink.

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