Now for something a little different and somewhat holiday-themed…
Eventually it would come to this – someone is compelled to attack the lifestyle and behavior of Santa Claus. Honestly, there’s just no good excuse for that.
Some “public health expert” in Australia says that Santa is a bad example for children. The charges against St. Nick include encouraging obesity and drinking alcohol while steering his sleigh through the wide-open sky, where he is endangering no one but himself and the reindeer. Seriously, dude, if you want to bring a more significant complaint, you might point out the greed it produces in otherwise sweet little children who produce gigantic lists of very expensive gifts which they fully expect to get on December 25th. And God bless the parents who try to keep up with those expectations out of their own finite pockets, because there will never be enough money to cover that wish list. This reminds me of a certain group of Americans who expect their fellow citizens to completely finance their health care bills…and believe that the federal government has an endless pot of money to meet their every need.
At some point, there needs to be a reality check for the little kiddies as well as the uninformed chuckleheads in the citizenry of this country — the money has run out. The credit cards are maxed. Time to cut the spending.
Sorry to burst anyone’s bubble – but Santa Claus is totally fictional. Focusing on his perceived sins is amusing, but unnecessary. On the other hand, the financial damage this proposed health care “reform” will cause in this country, is quite real — and yet some Americans refuse to wake up to the truth that the federal government doesn’t have the money to do what our Congress has promised us it would do.