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What could go wrong?

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:07 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:10 p.m. CDT

As I watch the Obamacare saga unfold, it brings another revolutionary idea to mind.

The time has come for every person in this country to have automobile insurance. We should pass a federal law that requires every U.S. citizen to have auto insurance, or they’ll have to pay a $100 penalty. The insurance must cover everything — accidents, repairs, tires, preventative maintenance (oil changes), etc. All the billions that people now spend on these things could then be poured into our sluggish economy. We simply can’t afford not to do this.

Instead of young people buying their own insurance when they buy a car, we’ll mandate that insurance companies cover them under their parents’ plans until they’re 26 years old.

We’ll hire hundreds of thousands of highly-paid federal bureaucrats to promote and manage this new system. They’ll dump billions more into the economy from their exorbitant salaries and expense accounts. With good, sharp, penny pinching federal bureaucrats in charge, we’ll get the quality, courteous, friendly customer service that we deserve. Think IRS.

Of course in today’s America, automobile transportation is as vital as food, shelter and health care. No car, no job. No job, no food. So the government must give the same insurance, free of charge, to those who choose not to pay for it as those that do. They will, however, have to pay the $100 penalty, unless they can’t.

I think this is a plan whose time has come. What could possibly go wrong?

Dave White


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