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Monday, November 30, 2009

A Hat Trick For Congress

Debate on the Healthcare Bill begins in the congress of liars today. The Senate is up first:  they will start anew lying not only to us, but to themselves. Their hat trick of lies will consist of mathemagician tricks that divert our attention while twisting facts to prove that:

  1. We can provide coverage for an additional 30 million Americans at no additional cost
  2. While improving overall health care for all, and – here’s the Big Lebowski -
  3. all-the-while cutting the deficit!

Seriously, we should hire these little geniuses to solve the budget deficit. Oh. We have. (Check out the National Debt Clock for yourself.)


John Stossel barely brushes the surface in explaining the foolhardy gimmickry used in America’s  legislative pit  in his column “We Pay Them to Lie to Us” :

Our pandering congressmen rarely cut. They just spend. Even as the deficit grows, they vomit up our money onto new pet "green" projects, bailouts for irresponsible industries, gifts for special interests and guarantees to everyone.

This pack of liars and thieves knows no bounds. Be sure to read Stossel’s, shall we say, priceless column; it concludes –correctly – that

If a business pulled the accounting tricks the politicians get away with, the owners would be in prison.

This would be laughable if it weren’t so dead serious. How does Harry Reid and his clown posse expect us to buy this? I presume he’s relying on the willful suspension of  disbelief that his sheeple have consistently demonstrated. But Harry might want to keep in mind that past performance is no indication of future results. For example, it seems that just 7% of the populace believe the stimulus created any jobs, and just 19% are buying the nonsense that the healthcare reform bill won’t increase the deficit.  Even Katie Couric and Chip Reid seem to be figuring this out, so how hard can it be?

Congress might have grounds for concern if the MSM turns on them. Because sheeple, being a fickle lot, will always follow a shepherd, but not necessarily the same shepherd.

The question is not how dumb do Harry and his cronies up on the Hill think we are; the real question is, just how dumb are we?