To the Editor:
“I play; you pay.” Now I understand the women’s lib mindset promoted by Mr. O. “I enjoy the pleasure; you foot the bill. I have the right to responsibility-free, consequence-free sex.”
In this age of mandated provision of birth control and advocacy of federally funded abortions, I offer, in the interest of gender and activity equality, an up-to-date modest proposal: My employer and the federal government should be entirely responsible for financing my desires and their consequences. For example, provide me with gift cards to Longhorn’s, Olive Garden, Pizza Ranch, Ron’s Chili (in Oklahoma) and the Russell Stover outlet.
Furthermore, the government should finance NutriSystem or stomach-stapling surgery if I find myself overweight. Finally, someone else — not I — needs to pay for my vitamins and blood pressure medicine.
My late father, Robert K. Mullin, would have accused me of trying to hop aboard the health-care gravy train, but surely I can not be expected to pay for my choices and the consequences of those choices.