Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Vox ... whose, I wonder?

As the president’s health-care overhaul sinks in the polls—Rasmussen yesterday scored it at 53% against, 42% in favor--Craig’s List is flooded with ads seeking paid workers to sell the dream to the public. ‘Now is our chance to make health care work,’ says one such ad. (Actually, health care in the US works better than just about anywhere else. It’s just more expensive! Health insurance is our problem.) ‘Join motivated staff around the country working to make change happen. You can make great friends and money along the way. Earn $400-$600 a week.’

Who in the Sam Hill is paying for this—George Soros? Us? Probably us. Outfits like this get grants from the government so they can lobby the government for more grants and, in their spare time, pursue private activities that they deem worthwhile. (Shouting at one’s Senator about government intrusion into our lives is presumably not among the favored activities, but who knows?)

The Fund for the Public Interest evidently sponsors the Craig’s List ads. These instruct future community organizers to go to a website called Jobs That Matter, where we see a montage of suitably diverse young people imposed upon a photo of Barack Obama receiving the adulation of a crowd. It’s a weird amalgam of Beltway politics, tax subsidies, and what in a sane world would be called an anonymous special interest. Blue skies! – Dan Ford


At 12:00 PM, Blogger Antoinette said...

Okay, this is creepy. Thanks for pointing this out.


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