How The Government Works: A Chicken in Every Pot

President decides that all deserve a chicken in every pot to get votes for reelection. He raises taxes and gives all an ecologically correct free range chicken to everyone to ensure their vote. President raises debt ceiling to borrow more money to buy chicken. People like this gift and vote him in again. People again want “free” chicken. This time president says all must have chicken and fines all those who don’t buy chicken, but calls it a tax. Chicken production industry happily and ramps up production with steroids and antibiotics, until the government establishes price controls for the poultry industry. Everyone loses in the end.

Moral of the story: It is not good to be a chicken or a taxpayer.

Craig M. Wax DO

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