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Buying a car from Randy

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Buying a car from Randy

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I shake my head in disbelief. My gut roils with disgust. I quake in fear. All of these when it occurs to me that, yes, Americans, by and large, really are that stupid.

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This one concerns the country's health care circumstance and the "debate" taking place in congress and around the nation.

Let's suppose you were in the market for a new car. There are some great deals out there. And you've $40,000 in cash to spend. You're not going to finance a dime. So let's go shopping. The first lot you stop in has some good looking and reasonably equipped models for $20,000. Feeling somewhat randy, you decide to drive up the street a ways, to see what someone else is offering. A smiling salesperson runs up to you, "Hi! My name's Randy, in the market for a car?"

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While you're tempted to reply sarcastically, "No Randy - We're here to get tattooed, ya know, one that says "I'm an idiot." But being the polite person you are, you don't.

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