SCENE: Mitch BERG is riding a Lime scooter through downtown Minneapolis when he sees Avery LIBRELLE haggling with a PANHANDLER. BERG pulls over – before getting that look on his face that says “I already regret this”
BERG: Hey, Avery.
LIBRELLE: It’s time to give Medicare to everyone!
BERG: Medicare even as it is is going to be insolvent right about the time I might, hypothetically, maybe, retire.
LIBRELLE: The best way to save a program is to make sure everyone depends on it. Give it to everyone! (To PANHANDLER). Right?
PANHANDLER: My car broke down, and my wife and daughter are in it, out on the freeway.
LIBRELLE: Have you tried holding a press conference and demonstration at City Hall?
PANHANDLER: No, ma’a…er, si…er… (Looks wanly at BERG, who shrugs). Er, not yet.
(BERG quietly presses the accelerator)