Some Cry Wolf
"Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished emissaries of the Queen, and those who are absorbing this information at home, uncritically. Welcome! Today is a spectacular day of good fortune for the Amerikan people, as the Obama administration is announcing, through me, its resident spokesmonster, the "accidental" and "unforeseeable" consequence of health care necessities."
"Let me cut to the chase, amis. 2.5 million jobs are expected to be lost in the process ...of creating a better world for everyone."
(Audible gasps from the crowd.)
"Now, no important jobs will be lost; only those belonging to itinerant laborers; that is, to the middle class. But here in Washington, we figure this will only help them to really live according to the Beatitudes. You know, blessed are the starving; and, how happy I will be if I hunger and thirst. We're a Christian nation, after all; and it's time we started living like one. (Even if we have to enforce charity at gunpoint!) We all; that is, you all have much too much, and it's time we (as in, you) started living out "holy poverty", n'est-pas? This doesn't apply to us sophisticated atheists, however."
(The gallery sighs, audibly.)