September 23rd, 2012 16:50 EST
Welfare Board Game Graphically Portrays 'Obozo's America'
Inventor Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr. today announced that his board game, "Obozo`s America: Why Bother Working for a Living?" highlights and graphically portrays what has emerged as the key issue in the presidential election: Obama`s ever expanding welfare state versus Romney`s "an America that works."
Game players begin on the first of the month at the welfare office with an initial grant of $1,000 then maneuver along "Obozo`s Welfare Promenade," getting cash for producing out-of-wedlock children, by drawing from 50 "Welfare Benefit" cards, by playing the lottery and the horses, and by engaging in four "Saturday Night" crimes (Prostitution, Armed Robbery, Gambling, and Drugs). Players can also get a job for their live-in on the "Government Cakewalk," and if they are caught in crime, experience the "Jail Jaunt" -- one roll of the dice and they`re back at the welfare office collecting all benefits.
Players try to avoid landing on one of the dreaded "Get a Job" blocks that forces them off Obozo`s Welfare Promenade into the "Working Person`s Rut" where, with few exceptions, they accumulate bills, new taxes, and mounting debt. Hey, somebody has to pay for all the welfare, crime, and government!
While in the Working Person`s Rut, players can go in business for themselves, but even there, all the blocks but one involve taxes, penalties, discrimination cases, and sexual harassment suits. "This area of small business is the one Romney wants to set free from government interference to get the economy moving while Obama seeks to expand his Welfare Promenade and the Government Cakewalk," Mr. Johnson said.
"Obozo`s America" is a slightly modified version of the original game "Public Assistance: Why Bother Working for a Living?" forced off the market in the 1980s by government-directed action. The story of the banning of the original game, including the actual written plan to ban it, can be seen here: www.americanthinker.com/2009/10/banning_a_game.html.
Sample "Welfare Benefit" and "Working Persons Burden" cards, money, and a PDF of the full board of "Obozo`s America" can be seen at: www.obozosamerica.com.
Mr. Johnson is also the writer of the new book "Outing the Moronocracy: Ending the Rule of the Blind, the Stupid, and the Disgraceful in American Society" www.themoronocracy.com.