Monday, June 14, 2021

New York Yankees baseball game tickets for 100 push-ups?

I think it’s stupid how all these government “leaders” are coming up with their nifty ideas of creating various carrots to encourage people to get their COVID vaccinations.  It really tells you what they think of average Americans; throw a hungry dog a piece of meat and he’ll devour it regardless of whether it tastes good or not.

In no order of stupidity, here’s a sampling of what some governments are doing to encourage average American knuckleheads to get their COVID vaccination:

ü Washington state says licensed marijuana stores can offer free joints to promote coronavirus vaccine clinics.

ü West Virginia is expanding its incentives to encourage residents get vaccinated with weekly lottery drawings offering cash, trucks, guns, and scholarships to those who've received at least one immunization shot. 

ü California has what appears to be the largest COVID inoculation incentive in the nation: the chance for 10 residents to win $1.5 million each.

ü New York state has a “Vax and Scratch” scheme, where when you get your COVID vacation, you are entered into a free New York State Lottery, where top prize stands at $5 million.

The list goes on and on, but I’ll stop with these representative examples.

As recently reported by Fox News, to reach his goal of getting at least one COVID vaccination shot into the arms of 70% of the nation’s adults by July 4th, Joe Biden unveiled a five-part plan to reach that goal, which included steps to make it easier to get the vaccine and incentives such as free food, beer, and tickets.

There’s no shortage of incentives being offered to encourage people to do what many people have decided not to do; get a COVID vaccination shot that they believe comes with unknown risks.  Can’t say I blame them because I’m one of them.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if these same governments offered incentives for people to eat healthy and less, and to engage in regular and vigorous exercise activities?  Do you think it would work?  Do you believe the outcome would be great?

How about if every American leading an unhealthy lifestyle started walking 30 to 60 minutes a day and losing weight?  If they did, they’d be entered to win a nice incentive; maybe something like a $250 gift certificate to buy some new clothes so they can toss away their fat man or fat lady clothes.

I think it would work for the same reason these government “leaders” think their silly incentives will work.

How about some New York Yankees baseball game tickets for 100 pushups? 

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

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