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posted: 11/26/2013 4:40 AM

The dogs just won't eat Obamacare

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The dogs just won't eat Obamacare

As I watch the final stages of the Obamacare rollout I am reminded of an old story.

A dog food company rolled out a new brand. After three months, sales were abysmal. The CEO called his executives into the conference room and said "Our R&D people spent months developing this product. We hired a top notch advertising firm and spent millions on TV and print ads. We spent even more money on in store promotions including introductory discount coupons. Now I review the sales reports and find we are no where close to our projections. What in the world is going on?"

The room was silent. Not one executive could answer the CEO's question. In disgust, he adjourned the meeting and retired to his office. As he sat down at his desk his secretary entered the room and asked him if something was wrong. He told her about the poor sales and his failed effort to get an explanation from his executive team.

His secretary, not normally one to offer any form of advice to her boss felt compelled to say "Sir, I think I know why the sales are so bad." Curious, he asked her to give him her opinion. Without hesitation she said "The dogs won't eat it."

I give you Obamacare.

David Carrell

Campton Hills

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