March 19, 2010
"You know we're going to control the insurance companies"
When ABC's Jake Tapper asked, "Do you hear back from venerable* [Congressional Democrats] who are worried this bill will cost them their jobs?" the thoroughly incomprehensible Joe Biden shared his "thoughts":
BIDEN: Well, I yes. Some of them I say they say, well, Joe, look, man, I mean, you know, you guys haven't massaged this very well. And, you know, this thing has gone on so long, I don't know. And my response is, hey, man, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. I'm telling you, you know, pre-existing, they're going to be covered. You know we're going to control the insurance companies. You know people aren't going to lose their health care with their employer like is being advertised. So you've got to if you really want to make sure that you get the benefit of what you've already done, vote for the bill. And I look, Jake, I really, truly believe that the worst place to be, as a legislator, is being in the position where your side is being pummeled for an idea and there's misrepresentations about all the bad things the idea is going to generate. And then the idea fails and then they go, see, I told you Jake was for it. And had I not stopped, Jake, there would have been death panels.OoooKaay?
With guys like that at the top, it's not surprising that they think it's just fine to "pass" legislation they haven't read without a vote.
Not that a nonsense-spouting lame-brain like Biden would understand (much less care), but Megan McArdle took the time to analyze the latest CBO score, and she demonstrates how it will increase spending dramatically. Her conclusion:
I think this is a fiscal disaster waiting to happen. But no one on the other side cares, so I'm not sure how much point there is in saying that any more.This was precisely my concern the other day when in a state of despair I posted a remixed Soviet era video (which makes about as much sense as Joe Biden's mutterings).
The only thing left to do is fight the power.
As a lot of readers are opposed to the monstrosity they are trying to "pass," I thought I'd post some helpful information from Amy Kremer on how to do precisely that.
72 Hours to "Kill The Bill"It is still possible to kill this thing and there is still time to fight. Despair is not only a waste of time, but it's premature.
* I strongly suspect Tapper meant "vulnerable." Otherwise, Biden's disease might be contagious....
"If the government takes over health care, I will refuse to buy their package, refuse to pay the fine imposed, and make them arrest me. I will broadcast my refusal to cave to socialism on my website, on Facebook, to my students, in my lectures, and on the radio. I will fight this in the courts--or will the DC Fascists suspend the right to trial by jury? I suspect--and hope--that millions of Americans will do the same."
posted by Eric on 03.19.10 at 10:40 AM
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