Thursday, August 02, 2007

"Folks, that's the bottom line: It's government-paid health care," Rep. J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.)

The House has approved the Children's Health Bill, much to the chagrin of House Republicans and our Compassionate Conservative President, who has threatened to veto the Bill.

Which raises the interesting and important question of "Why don't Republicans want the poorest children of this country to have adequate medical and dental care?"

Our Compassionate President stated his fear: "When you expand eligibility . . . you're really beginning to open up an avenue for people to switch from private insurance to the government."

OMG! The private money-grubbing insurance companies will lose business! Won't someone think of the insurance companies? Thank GOD we have elected officials with giant conglomerates' best interests at heart.

The poor kids without insurance, dying of brain infections because they can't afford dental insurance? Well, they're just going to have to fend for themselves.

Mr. President, I don't think you need to worry about the insurance companies. They will cope the way they always do: by raising my friggin' rates.

Sometimes, a little socialized medicine can be a good thing.

Republican, Orrin G. Hatch (Utah), said, "It's difficult for me to understand how anyone wouldn't want to do this." He may want to speak to members of his own party, maybe they can explain it.

3 comments:

  1. your cousin3:06 PM

    What I think is amazing about this whole "debate" is that Bush and others seem to think that these poor kids HAVE private insurance to switch from. What country is he living in?

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  2. I hope eventually businesses wake up and realize how much money they could save if they weren't paying through the ass for employer health insurance premiums, and then make the connection between universal health care and lower costs. That's when Repubs are really gonna see the light. >:(

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  3. Them thar Replubiclans don't like charity, nossir. Make those poor bastages - like that Christ guy - fend for 'emselfs.

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