Saturday, May 9, 2009

KFC Coupon Debacle Portends Free Health Care Debacle

Overwhelming response to KFC coupon caused debacle -- dailypress.com: "After Oprah Winfrey promoted a coupon for a free KFC grilled chicken meal on her show last week, hoards of people rushed to cash in on the free meal.

In 24 hours, 10.5 million coupons were downloaded from the Web site unthinkkfc.com. Customers had to print the coupon by 10 p.m. Wednesday, but it does not expire until May 19.

The demand for free meals overwhelmed some KFC locations as early as Tuesday afternoon. Locally, customers reported problems with early chicken sell-outs. And by Thursday, KFC restaurants posted signs saying they would no longer accept the free meal coupon."

The only way to control costs under universal health care is by rationing treatment. As demonstrated perfectly by KFC's coupon debacle.

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