Last night, Nancy Pelosi told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow to imagine an economy that allows artists to express themselves and entrepreneurs to take risks without having to worry about keeping their day jobs in order to have health care benefits.
NANCY PELOSI: Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance or that people could start a business and be entrepreneurial and take risk, but not job loss because of a child with asthma or someone in the family is bipolar—you name it, any condition—is job locking.
Good grief. Pelosi is nuts.
And how would we fund this?
Who will pay so that artists and entrepreneurs don't have to take responsibility for their well-being?
The American who goes to work everyday and pays a ton of taxes.
Yeah, imagine an economy like that.
I think such an economy would encourage everyone to take up painting or writing poems and chuck their day jobs. Why work?
So the economy would come to a screeching halt, but there would be a lot of crappy art to see and bad poetry to read.