Not to be confused with Publix

I am frankly surprised that no one has proposed this before:

Residents of each county would pay taxes on their properties. A huge chunk of these tax receipts would then be spent by government officials on building and operating supermarkets. County residents, depending upon their specific residential addresses, would be assigned to a particular supermarket. Each family could then get its weekly allotment of groceries for “free.” (Department of Supermarket officials would no doubt be charged with the responsibility for determining the proper amounts and kinds of groceries that families of different kinds and sizes are entitled to receive.) Except in rare circumstances, no family would be allowed to patronize a “public” supermarket outside of its district.

They could have this up and running in, oh, five years or so.

(Via this Carly Rose Jackson tweet.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    25 April 2011 · 12:09 pm

    Can I apply for a voucher to shop at the Farmer’s Market a couple towns over? I have a special-needs digestion.

  2. CGHill »

    25 April 2011 · 12:16 pm

    By Jove, I do believe she’s got it.

  3. hatless in hattiesburg »

    25 April 2011 · 5:46 pm

    i’d assume those taxes would have to pay for shipping “special needs” groceries from the shops that sell… say, arugula… to the shops that do not…?

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