This is The Daily Bone, and I’m your hard-working doggie host Chester L. W. Spaniel along with my diligent associate Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel.
What is this I hear about the President saying people will have an option not to work? I thought not working was called unemployment! The gist of the explanation, I think, is that so many people are trapped in working at jobs they hate and hours that are too long because they have to pay for health insurance, and that O-Care will liberate them from this. So quit your job and go pursue your dream of becoming the champion of your favorite video game! Hooray! The government will take care of you and your family for you. You will never have to grow up and become responsible for anything ever again! You can sit on the couch in your pajamas all day and drink hot chocolate. Hooray! We doggies have never heard anything so preposterous in our entire lives!
We doggies work all day every day. In fact, here are some pictures (below) of us rushing out to chase members of the Evil Squirrel Cartel. We are proud to have jobs, and enjoy honing our skills when it comes to home land security, even if it involves multiple high-speed chases in blizzard conditions like today. Joey dog says he intends to work until he dies, and so do I. We do not want to become a nation of couch potatoes. Is the government going to provide the pajamas, the hot chocolate, and the couch too? And, where does the government plan on getting to money to pay for all that if no one is working and paying taxes?
Perhaps there is a better explanation for this weirdo idea, or the statement was taken out of context, or else we didn't hear it right. But in the meantime, I plan to stay at the window—do you see the snow on my coat?—and continue doing my job that I love doing. Because that's the American way!