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Health Care Plan Amendment Orgy (Minus the fun)

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baucus grassleyDespite sucking, the health care plan released by Senator Max Baucus (“D” – MT), is getting much more attention, for some reason, than any of the other plans floating around Congress right now.

And now, “we dance” (and, in a disturbing mix of the ridiculous, ironic and profane, so does former Republican House Majority Leader/scumbag Tom Delay).

So get ready…its Amendment time, everybody!!!

The Republican Strategy: Ahhh, the hypocrisy, the shamelessness…Republicans, who will never really support any health care reform, will attempt to water down the bill as much as possible before it leaves the Finance Committee.  That way, they can make it suck even more than it already does, and then boast to their moronic “base” about how they never voted for it for such a terrible plan.

Here are my two favorites of the 564 amendments:

  • Senator John “Mommy, will you pay off my mistress?” Ensign (Republican hypocrite #471) proposes to replace the word “fee” with “tax” throughout the bill…you see, its all in the language.
  • Senator Orrin “My underpants are magic!” Hatch (Mormon Republican) proposes that (AND I FRIKN KID YOU NOT!) any state that starts with the letter “U” get tax relief on particularly expensive health care plans…because we’re all 4 years old.

And then, there’s the odd hero here and there, Senator John D. Rockefeller (solid “D” – West Virginia), who is actually trying to put the public option into Baucus’ mad plan to save the insurance company executives, and get us back on track, taking advantage, finally, of our Democratic supermajorities.   Yes, thats right, sometimes the uber-wealthy DO fight for the public good…its called compassion, empathy…traits too many of the people we elected to act in our name simply don’t have.   R.I.P. Ted Kennedy.

Of course, for every hero, there’s a group of corporate-financed assholes who will stop at nothing to acheive victory.

Don’t let the assholes win.

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Written by D. Heffernan

September 23, 2009 at 5:41 pm

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