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March 22, 2010

Top Ten Reasons You Should Celebrate House Passage Of The Healthcare Bill

While a lot of people aren't particularly pleased with last night's House passage of health care reform, we prefer to look at the bright side:

The Top Ten Reasons You Should Celebrate House Passage Of The Healthcare Bill

10) A nation that can afford trillions in deficits as far as the eye can see can surely afford hundreds of billions more. Right?

9) While many of Bart Stupak’s pro-life constituents might feel he has betrayed his pledge to guard the sanctity of life, they will be getting some nice new runway lights, which is kind of the same thing.  

8) It’s for the children. The 27-year-old children.

7) New taxes on interest income, dividends, and capital gains will surely spur a renaissance in job-creating investments.  As Paul Krugman might say, it’s textbook economics.

6) This is NOT a government takeover of health care.  Those 2700 pages?  Mostly a large type edition of “The Wealth of Nations.”

5) The legislation will help to “bend the cost curve” by increasing individual insurance premiums by double digits.  (No one ever said which way the cost curve had to be bent.)

4) Deficits?  Isn’t that what grandkids are for?

3) Besides, there won’t be deficits as long as you leave out the $200 billion doc fix needed to reform Medicare which only makes sense since the bill is meant to reform Medicare.

2) Will surely create thousands of jobs.  For lawyers.

1) Confirms that health care is a right, meaning people have a right not only to their own property, but to everyone else’s too.  That’s better, isn't it?

For something that’s supposed to be good for my health, this whole thing has sure given me a headache.

J.

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So So-and-so of March 30 at 11:20:50 AM, where, pray tell, begins your reasonable discussion?" Our nation is a Constitutional Republic founded upon Law. First, There is not one incidence of legality surrounding the candidacy of O'Bungler. From the onset, he was ineligible as a candidate. Second, no one elected this moron because they wanted his brand of socialism - America is not a socialist nation. Third, Forth, Fifth and Sixth, every major act of stupidity that O'Bungler has enacted to screw up our country has circumvented and denied the Democratic process as a shrouded means to create legitimacy for his pathetic programs. And we are all still complaining on a web site? The White House fence should by now be torn down and that house cleared of this usurper on 21 January 2008! What are you all waiting for? For things to somehow magically get better? Get real!

Posted by: 1LTLos | Mar 30, 2010 12:14:36 PM

dear barriyo - funny or sarcastic your comment ? ... you wrote on a website that calls out the others as morons ...
calling names does not help anybody in the US, true! This country is on the wrong track (I would sy since the Reagan years, when the steering wheel was handed to Big Corporate America ?), for sure and liberarians, progressives and some conservatives do agree at least on that ...
Obama betrayed his constituncy and the country - so where are we going from here?
Reasonable discussions are needed not shouting!

Posted by: Soandso | Mar 30, 2010 11:02:50 AM

If You Don't like Whats in there it is Because YOU Did NOT Do YOUR JOB !! You Put the Senate AND House in there !! Yes You Did !! Even If You Did Not Vote , That Was Your Decision !! If You Don't Like It Change It , It Is Your Decision , Do or Don't Do but Don't Complain About What You Didn't Do. Make It Happen !!

Posted by: Lynn | Mar 24, 2010 9:45:15 AM

Love the name "Planet Moron". Whenever we watch the news about Congress we are constantly reminded of the totally stupid but very precient movie "Idiocracy".

Posted by: Vin | Mar 24, 2010 9:37:56 AM

Uh, Gregory. Remember what your mother said. "If you can't say something nice about someone, say nothing at all".

Posted by: barryjo | Mar 24, 2010 9:29:34 AM

The right in this country has descended into pure garbage. Arrogant, immoral jackasses who lack decency and balance.

Posted by: Gregory Peterson | Mar 24, 2010 8:45:31 AM

There is nothing wrong with our Government.
We have the best Congress MONEY can buy!

Posted by: Dale Means | Mar 23, 2010 11:07:06 PM

We'll soon be called the Retard States of Amerika. Good job Democraps and Republitards!

Posted by: Don | Mar 23, 2010 8:32:42 PM

Left and right both want "just" government.
To the right, "just" is an adjective.
To the left, "just" is an adverb.

Posted by: Jay Preston | Mar 23, 2010 2:12:54 PM

Yes comrade, we needed this reform. It is more just this way.

Posted by: Brother Dave | Mar 23, 2010 12:35:15 PM

...it is a CLASSIC EXAMPLE,...of the new, (since the late 60's) of Russia, Eastern Europe, China,....OF Do you want Pelosi, deciding what's best, for you? IT'S HERE NOW, & THE LAW!! What is next? Just look at history, & all, the failed, communist nations...it's nothing NEW, OR WANTED...but, surely, Pelosi, knows what's best, for you?...or just for, her ego, & her, pocket!!!

Posted by: Larry | Mar 23, 2010 10:16:54 AM

Hey........those 10 reasons sure make everybody happy ! But the deficit " as far
as the eye can see" ,thought it was why the US doesn´t need a new moon rocket. The debt is has already gotten there !

Posted by: Mike T. | Mar 23, 2010 9:06:08 AM

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