There’s a hysterical scene in the Steve Martin film “Father of the Bride” where Steve Martin’s character, George Banks, goes to the supermarket to pick up hot dogs and hot dog buns for dinner. He freaks out when he’s caught removing four of the buns from the package. When he’s asked what he’s doing he declares that he’s not paying for something he doesn’t need/want. He only wants eight hot dogs and eight hot dog buns.
He shouts, “George Banks is saying ‘no’!”
It makes sense. Although I’m sure there are many of us who do purchase things we don’t need/want, simply because some things automatically come with the things we do need/want, wouldn’t it be nice if we could just pay for what we do need/want?
For example: you’re in the market to purchase a car. You don’t need anything fancy: four wheels and a seat, air/heat, power windows, CD player. You’re shown two identical cars, same year, same make and model. But there’s a five-thousand dollar difference. The less expensive one has everything you need/want in a car: air/heat, power windows, CD player, great mileage, etc. It even has extra cup holders and convenient fold-down storage. The other car has all of that plus a sunroof, DVD player, heated seats, two years of Sirius and OnStar. While those added amenities are nice, you know you don’t need them, nor would you even probably use them. And that’s five-thousand more dollars than the original car you’ve been looking at. The salesman pressures you. After all, he’s putting in a pool and is relying on the commission from this sale for the down payment.
“Those are great features but I can’t afford the extras,” you tell the salesman.
“Wouldn’t that sunroof be great on hot days? You won’t have to use the air conditioning, which will save you gas.”
“But it would really do a number on my hair.”
If we don’t want something or need something, why the hell should we pay for it? That’s what I’ve been asking myself regarding ASSHOLE’S wall. I don’t want it so why the hell should I pay for it? The Mexicans don’t want it either, so why the hell should THEY pay for it? And who the hell actually NEEDS it? In fact, it seems that the main person who really needs/wants a fucking wall is ASSHOLE himself. So maybe HE should pay for it. He’s got the money. And anyone who is stupid enough to want to help fund it can pitch in.
There’s no need to threaten the healthcare of Americans simply because ASSHOLE can’t get everyone in Congress on board with the building of a stupid wall. The fucking wall isn’t going to change a damn thing anyway. All it’s going to do is make it look like ASSHOLE has actually done something. If he gets it built maybe he can hide under it when the bomb drops.
Meanwhile, like George Banks, I, along with the majority of Americans are saying “no”.