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Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Health Care Bills Still Stink

As of August 24, 2009, the two Democratic draft health care restructuring bills were horrible monstrosities which contained a myriad of pernicious tax and other provisions which put at risk the well-being of hundreds of millions of Americans while doing precious little to help the 10-15 million chronically uninsured. For the reasons repeatedly posted here, the bills stank and had little chance of passing due to opposition from Republicans, Independents, and moderate Democrats.

On August 25, 2009, Ted Kennedy died.

On August 26, 2009, liberal Democrats decided to use Kennedy's death as a rallying call to get the bills passed.

As of August 27, 2009, the two draft health care restructuring bills still stink. Kennedy's death may have changed the politics, but it didn't change the bills.

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  1. I'm all for renaming Obamacare 'TeddyCare.' Something for adolescents to use their imagination over.

    In fact, let's rename the multi-trillion dollar budget deficit ‘Kennedy Prosperity .’ That way we can all only imagine.

  2. Rush, just a couple of minutes ago:

    2 things in ObamaCare will NOT be rationed: abortion and assisted suicide.

  3. While I could not agree more about ObamaCare, my preferred appelation is "hairball" as in: H.R.H 3200 (House Representatives Hairball 3200) - or - as used in a sentence:

    The ObamaCare hairball is no more appealing than the Ted Kennedy Healthcare hairball.

    That said, I think it likely something will pass. It would behoove fiscal conservatives to get behind a bill that (unlike the House Hairball) would at least limit the fiscal damage to the budget and deficit while actually solving many of the problems of our existing system. Wyden-Bennett fits the bill.

  4. The Demokrat Health Care agenda stinks even more now that Kennedy's death has become a rallying point.

  5. Name it after Kennedy. That will be the end of it

  6. Sweet and succinct.

    Linked to at:

  7. WHY??? do we not start RECALL PETITIONS against these representatives. 100,000 signatures may convince them we mean business.