Demand rises for publicly funded burials - USATODAY.com: "Coroners and funeral directors in several cities say the number of people seeking government-paid funerals, cremations and burials is spiking. Most counties and states will use public money to cremate or bury people who are too poor to pay for private services.
'People just aren't in a position to pay $7,000 for a private funeral and burial,' says Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, where the number of people seeking county burial has nearly doubled since last year."
Just wait until the death panels start yanking those plugs out the wall.
Kidding. Just kidding.