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Monday, August 10, 2009

Some fava beans and a nice chianti

With all of the conversation about the proposed health care bills, we here at Teacher's Brunch, HQ in still-freaked-out-by-swine-flu Auburn Hills, MI thought it might be beneficial to remember one of the very earliest social program suggestions, "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathon Swift.

Here is the full text.

Swift makes some valid points, though we worry that playgrounds might be mistaken for farmer's markets.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are SICK! (And I loved it!)

In the spirit of "Cash For Clunkers", if our government really wants to reduce medical costs, what about a new "Cash For Cripples" program? If a 1986 Chevy Impala is worth $4,500... granny must be worth an even better tax deduction.