Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Let me apologize in advance...

... if I should start sounding like a one-note symphony, but the entire USA healthcare power-grab thing is just sticking in my craw something fierce. Do mind your step-- the horses have been through here.

From the Congressional Quarterly (I shit you not, this is actually a headline):

White House Suggests Health Care Cost Isn't New Money

I'll let that sink in for a moment.

If it's not newly-printed, hot-off-the-press money, then where, pray tell, will they be stealing it from???

We are told Social Security is near collapse, its coffers having been been given a more thorough seeing-to by our legislators than does a windstorm for a panhandle screen door. One stark-raving asshat had the bloody nerve to suggest our military folk wounded serving our country should pay their own medical bills. If we are not fiscally sound enough to hold steadfastly to footing the bill for men and women who have been injured serving our country, why be so hell-bent to get out and subsidize the healthcare of the folks who lack the initiative to serve themselves, let alone their fellow Americans?

Pah! I'm disgusted.


Anonymous said...

Thanks to various military oriented organizations (the MOA -Military Officers Association - in particular) the Prez backed off, rather hastily, from the idea of our Soldiers paying their own bills for wounds incurred. Disgusting that it was ever suggested but considering the source....

phlegmfatale said...

Thanks, anonymous. Like I said - a stark-raving asshat suggested it. Bastige.

Jon said...

It isn't new money until the ink is dry, so technically, the White House is right. I'm sure the presses are busy.

I never have understood how an administration can treat the military like crap. If I was a high ranking general, I'd find it extremely difficult to find jets for escort duty for Air Force One. I think a few weekends alone with Michelle would make the President appreciate the people that protect his sorry butt.