Thursday, October 04, 2007

And the Wheels on the 10 Trillion Dollar Bus Go Round and Round

Congress: Mr. President, may we have $35 billion over the next five years to expand health care for children of working class parents? It will be paid for by taxing cigarettes - a totally voluntary tax. See, Mr. President, what is happening is that health insurance has become so expensive that many companies must keep raising the amount that the employee must pay and now it is becoming too expensive even for families bordering on middle class. Not to mention that nasty little secret of the business world: downsized to today, rehire as part-time tomorrow and do away with all those pesky benefits!

President Bush: No! Too expensive!

Sometime in the next few weeks.......

President Bush: Hey Congress, gimme another $195 billion for Iraq. Don't be poor mouthing me about the national debt. Freedom! Turrist! Liberty! I know it is almost $10 trillion. Family Values! Freedom! I'll just raise the debt limit again, you pussies. Gimme my money right now!

Loki sez: Maybe if we look at it upside down, it'll make sense.


Sunnie (Kaytee) said...

Oh this aggravates me so much! I cannot believe he vetoed the bill for health insurance. My children are covered though Jimmy's work. They don't qualify for medicaid because I have to PROVE they're US citizens. A birth certificate and/or SS card doesn't prove it. We're payin an ass amount of money each week for insurance that doesn't cover nearly Jackson's medical issues.
Personally, I'm tired of the US "helping" those third world contries. Charity starts at home. That money would be better spent helping the homeless children here. The sick children here.
I've yet to see a president that deserves to be president. That's just my opinion though.

Margo said...

My husband works for himself. We have to purchase our health insurance outright. We pay over $9,000.00 a year PLUS a $3,000.00 deductible. Enough said.