Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Your government at work 

Not only will your Congressman vote on health care reform without having read the actual legislation, but he will insure that you have not read it either. You know, to avoid all those nettlesome questions.

The attack ads almost write themselves. Let us hope there is somebody in the actual Grand Old Party that understands that.


By Blogger JPMcT, at Wed Sep 23, 04:42:00 PM:

Having just read your post on Texas, I think it will be fascinating to see how the individual STATES respond to this boondoggle if it gets passed. I would not be surprised if Texas (and other states) challenge it in the courts and refuse to participate.

It's also good theater to watch the "world stage" at the UN, where little tyrants rage on with pressured speech for an hour and a half about the JFK assassination, Obama throw the world problems back into the collective lap of those incompetent and unwilling to deal with them and Iran gets ready to go nuclear while we talk about health insurance.

Truly, truly bizarre. I feel like I'm living in a bad novel.  

By Anonymous SouthernRoots, at Wed Sep 23, 04:56:00 PM:

Notice that "unlike other committees, the Finance Committee works off conceptual language that describes policies — instead of legislative language that ultimately becomes law,"

I think a wish list is a great idea and all the items can sound really good. However, the devil is in the details and we know that politicians like to sneak things into bills and they like to adopt wording that negates the earlier announced "policies".

The only thing you can comment on is the actual language of the bill itself, not any of the wishlist items that started it.

As Robin Williams said years ago, "Reality, what a concept."  

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