Dawn of the next bull market and the Age of the Cell. Happy New Day
I disagree with almost everything you wrote, but hey its America, and the government is still allowing me, until tomorrow, to voice my dissent with Newspeak!!
You forgot the 47% which the recently defeated "suit" said were yearning to not be "free". They are the happy masses of the entitlement society. Why would "they" seek to change getting stuff for free? This is indeed the New Society which will unfortunately, for those in cubicles, usher in the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
The reason is the cubicleites will have to stay in their cubicles to support this entitlement society. You see the masses cannot run free, because "freedom" suggests breaking the shackles of financial obligation first for one's own survival but then for the burden of YBF's excluded middle. These folks, in Aquarius, must be provided for.
Images swell in the liberals doughnut around cardboard boxes and squalor. That, perhaps together with Grandma who needs her SS check and Uncle Bill who needs Assisted Living beyond the current 90 day Medicare cut off. Those will be "provided" in Aquarius but they must be funded. Who gets to fund them? The government? Roll them presses...nope...hyper inflation leads to shopping carts of cash. Its Joe Dudley, in his cubicle that dreams of Aquarius. The state has promised the better life, but Joe is now @ 55% tax burden and he has just blown tires in his plug in Volt you talk about.
The government is trying to hide the land fill problem they are having with all of those traded in, broken down Volt batteries that are environmental waste hazards. Same with those nifty CFL lights with that un-cool mercury in them, that demand the guys in the hazmat suits that the gov't has created a new bureaucracy to help "solve" the eco-hazard they have also produced for the environment, knock at your door so you can step aside and get to watch (and pay for) another gov't entity take out your trash. Oh please you sigh, return the incandescent cake walk. The 2020's were so much easier.
But we have energy independence. Nope, the gov't sees gas, coal, oil(all fossil fuels) as both environmentally and socially un-cool. We won't even mention nuclear as visions of three cheese pizzas and islands float through the ether. Well we have scientifically harnessed wind and solar, that will surely be enough to power a semi up the Alaska highway in winter...uh, Alaska has no sun in the winter Doc, and semi's have been declared illegal because they demand way too much energy to climb mountains and stuff, and....
Yet, you yearn for Aquarius. Where is your doctor when you see the PA's you site as interns? They are not Dr. Kildaire. They are as far as they go in their profession. No more school. In N. Dakota you can get your PA with only one year training after college. Whoopee!! But my symptoms aren't getting any better. Can't I see a Dr? Yes, that will be in 3 months. Would you like a Monday in that month, or Friday in the following month? You are correct, that is exactly how it will be under the gov't in a one payer Aquarius. Hey, we don't need those old folks getting better anyways. They are a burden to Joe Cubicle. Yeah, remember... he wants to be an entrepreneur. He is in cubicle 453GS, right down the building from me, in the third bldg, on the right.
We just need better education, condoms and more gov't run Planned Personhood Centers in Aquarius and that will do it. We will just limit each family to 1/3 offspring. That way the community Planned Personhood co-habitation dweller Units occupied by as many co-habitants as outlined in Article 278900021B of the New Supremacy Court guidelines will allow, may produce 1/3 offspring per Unit.
Every three Units may produce One Offspring, for those having difficulty keeping up. That offspring will have been combed from the local Aquarius Sperm Data Bank to include those features, traits and habits which will be conducive to and for the greatest benefit of Aquarius. The "Offspring" will be raised in that unit which conforms most closely to the Guidelines for Unit Equanimity in handout 00005654-45A, in the Aquarius Offspring Summer handout. Examples of multiple partners of any sex, together with animal co-habitation with humans is strongly encouraged in the Offspring's education(before age 4), as Aquarius seeks to be gender/species neutral, diverse and inclusive of all alternative life styles.
Well. its late and I must retreat and hopefully not dream of your Aquarius, for I am certain I will awake screaming as from my recurrent dream about the poor grandpa dying from a sudden heart attack. The ones who screamed more were the Aquarians. They were all sitting in the back seat as grandpa drove them off the cliff.
If you read the book 2030 there is a solution to all of this. The younger generation gets tired of paying for older people who keep living longer because they find a cure for just about everything and they start killing off "the olds" as they call them. The elderly get attacked by gangs of youths who are tired of getting almost nothing in their pay checks so they can pay for people who never seem to die. So they protest in the streets and if you are elderly and are unfortunate enough to get caught alone when a group of youths pass you by you end up in the gutter with a broken neck. The justification of course is that you should have died a long time ago anyway and they were just correcting a mistake. Of course older people can move to fortified communities with everything trucked so they can avoid the young marauders. That works unless they decide to break in and start torching buildings. The problem with this concept is that they have you all in one spot so you are easy to kill at one time. Let's just hope we can still own guns if it comes to that.
Ray !! The final solution is in the works. The gas chambers and ovens of Europe were a little messy to say the least. Perhaps a increase in the old age death rate can be achieved through the guise of controlling healthcare costs by rationing resources. Healthcare seem to be the only spending the Dimocrats have interest in controlling.