Friday, November 27, 2009
From my inbox this morning:
Let me get this straight.
...we're going to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it,
passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it,
to be signed by a president that also hasn't read it and who smokes,
with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes,
all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese,
and financed by a country that's nearly broke.
What could possibly go wrong?
My more considered thoughts, which more or less add up to the same point, here.
To be implemented by a number of doctors who have stated they will retire if it passes
to be managed by the same people who have done such a bang-up job with the Post Office, FEMA, and the VA
at a time when a growing number of Baby Boom elderly will soon be requiring a great deal more care
I keep looking for a punch line.
I have often been struck by the un-wisdom of listing a string of potentially disasterous issues with respect to a government decision and then asking what could possibly go wrong. I worry that the orginal decision-makers might regard it as a challenge.