Friday, August 28, 2009

Kenneday Kare


Does it disturb anyone else that the passing of Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy has inspired some members of Congress to capitalize on the death of one of its more famous and notable liberal lions by using it to pass the currently proposed piece of health care legislation and naming it after him? 

Can anyone else see the irony of the fact that this rather well-to-do legislator received care that would have been consisting of expensive and experimental treatment that any of us would have been denied in similar circumstances based on age, history of an unhealthy lifestyle, and current health? Is anyone else aggravated by the fact that if the plan had already been passed and implemented, that it would have made little difference in the care that this member of Congress would have received; as under the proposed plan such government employees (along with members of certain unions) would not be forced to participate in the very plan that they would like to force on us? 

2 comments:

Hooda Thunkit (Dave Zawodny) said...

Tim,

You raise some very good points...

The way I look at it, if the REALLY wanted to sell those of us who have serious questions, on the plan, they would all voluntarily leave their current plan and sign on to the one that they are pushing for us.

But, besides being a realist in such matters, I have been blessed with an acute sense of smell. and my schnoz tells me that there a bunch of rats (approximately 534 of them) lurking nearby, as none of our Congressional Representatives have yet to volunteer to do so.

(If they aren't buying into it, what does that tell you?)

Tim Higgins said...

Dave,

It tells me that much like Social Security, that special people need special rules. That to my nose carries the odor of natural fertilizer.