I'm From the Government and I'm Here to Change Your Oil

| March 30, 2009 | 2 Replies

You may all now breathe that sigh of relief you were holding.

But just in case there are still nagging doubts, let me say it as plainly as I can — if you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired, just like always. Your warrantee will be safe. In fact, it will be safer than it’s ever been. Because starting today, the United States government will stand behind your warrantee.

Because, of course, the government runs everything it touches with matchless competence, sterling efficiency, and a “greet everyone with a smile” attitude that fairly screams excellence.

Just like, you know, the Veterans Administration, the IRS, the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, and Homeland Security.

I suggest that you get your warranty work done now. If you wait until CEO Obama takes over completely, it’s likely he’ll be out of office before you get your car fixed.

Also, doesn’t it creep you out more than a little that the President of the United States pulled off a bloodless coup of a major US corporation without so much as a peep from the other two bodies of government? I would have thought that the folks who spent eight years screaming about how George Bush shredded the Constitution and how he was running an “Imperial Presidency” might have a thought or two about this movie which would have have been out of place in Venezuela, or Bolshevik Russia.

Moe Lane is right. The story does look better in the original Italian.

UPDATE: Linked by Suzanna Logan, who you have placed prominently in your RSS reader, right?

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