Prelude to Obama”care”.
Obamaconomy: Time = Money
Yesterday I went to the DMV for a TX drivers license.
The line snaked out the door. Inside the two room office, with threadbare walls in need of paint, a singular government representative stood with a clipboard, answering questions. People sat sullenly on folding chairs in rows, waiting, waiting…..waiting.
They were waiting because, we were told, the “computers were down.” The guy next to me got there early, and had already been waiting for two hours.
Here, he said, handing me a number, G86. People have given me their numbers as they have given up and left. You can have this one.
I took it. It was much lower than the number I had pulled.
“He” was about 70 or so, and shared the following story. He was told he needed to renew his license in person because he had hit “a certain age” and the government determined that it needed to check his vision before it would let him back on the road. So he got on the road. Since he lives on a ranch about 45 miles outside of town, he tried the DMV office nearest his home. It had been closed down.
Next, he tried a location he believed would be less crowded. It too, had a sign that said, “Temporarily Closed.”
So, he got back in his truck and made the trek to the office we were at. He chose to sit and wait because he already invested so much time already.
And, besides, he said, I need to register to vote, and I hear that it is really difficult, what with that voter ID thing now.
What? — I asked. What gave you that impression?
It’s all over the TV and the news. You have to come here to the DMV to register.
This was fascinatingly horrifying “news” to me. Not true at all, I told him. I registered to vote by filling out a form online, printing it out and sending it in. I already have my voter registration card, in fact, it was that easy.
Hunh. Was all he said.
How many others have been tricked into thinking “someone” is out to get them, and believing that the real culprit is their savior? Meanwhile. Take a number, sit, and wait, because, what else have you got to do in Obama’s economy?