There was once an extended family who lived in large mansion. Unfortunately, a nasty stomach bug, campylobacter, laid half of them low. They were too sick to work and they lived in a country that did not pay you anything unless you worked. This dragged on. More of the family got sicker and sicker. The savings were gone. They were vaguely aware that sickness could be cured with ciprofloxacin, a fairly expensive prescription drug, but they felt they had no choice but to economise by foregoing the antibiotic. The next door neighbour boy was 5 years old. He brought over some soup his mother had made. He asked them, If you bought the medicine, couldn’t you more than pay that back in one day being able to work again? You don’t understand how bad our situation is, silly child.
This parable is about the refusal of Americans to take action on job creation.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)