Thursday, September 17, 2009

Unclear on the concept

So Rep. Trent Franks (R-Moron) holds a press conference, dutifully covered by the Christian Taliban's official press organ (CNS), where he claims that government-provided health care would be bad for the disabled and would result in the killing of disabled children and adults. Problem: The majority of the disabled are already on Medicare or Medicaid, and no such killing has happened.

But I forget, 54% of Americans don't know that Medicare (and presumably Medicaid) are government programs... gah! The stupid! It burns, it burns!

-- Badtux the "Better morons, please?" Penguin


  1. Don't forget "Real Repuglickins never let Facts get in the way of an argument" .

  2. It would seem to me that if the rethuglican congresscritters are so opposed to gummint-funded healthcare, they should renounce their Congressional healthcare plan -- which after all is a gummint program -- and purchase equivalent coverage on the open market. Given the coverage they have, it probably wouldn't cost more than, oh, maybe ten thousand bucks a month.

  3. Forgot to add...

    Of course, if they did so, any existing conditions would be "pre-existing" under the new insurance, and hence, not covered. But since they don't mind excluding pre-existing for us, they shouldn't mind it for themselves, right?

    < crickets >


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