Friday, July 30, 2004

Unemployed? Underpaid? TeamBush says...

Take a Prozac®!

From the "you just can't make this shit up" department...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A campaign worker for President Bush said on Thursday American workers unhappy with low-quality jobs should find new ones -- or pop a Prozac to make themselves feel better.

"Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?" said Susan Sheybani, an assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry Holt.
Brilliant analysis of the Bush economy, Susan.

Oh, wait a second.
  1. Prozac® is expensive, so...
  2. It really helps to have healthcare benefits to buy it (or a sympathetic streetcorner dealer), which knocks out about 43.5 million uninsured people, and,
  3. Most managed healthcare programs (HMO, PPO, POS) limit access to mental health services, which potentially excludes roughly 80% of those who actually have healthcare coverage.
Dang. Well, back to the drawing board, Sue. Even so, we here at TeamLib appreciate that the Bush Campaign staff is thinking on its feet, and recognizes that the issue of a decent job is a concern to many Americans. And since you were so kind to offer unsolicited psychiatric advice, allow us to humbly return the favor!

Take two STFU®'s and call us in the morning.