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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Out of the Fog

fog over the cliff

fog winter

Fog creeps in on little cat feet…

You’ve probably seen Nancy Pelosi’s comments regarding why we have to pass the healthcare bill, but they’re worth repeating. At last we finally know what needs to be done to get to the transparency that the Won promised: remove that “fog of controversy.” Because we can’t talk about what’s in the bill until it’s signed into law. Or something.

pelosi3 Here’s some fog we could do without


But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy. Furthermore, we believe that health care reform, again I said at the beginning of my remarks, that we sent the three pillars that the President’s economic stabilization and job creation initiatives were education and innovation—innovation begins in the classroom—clean energy and climate, addressing the climate issues in an innovative way to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology, and the third, first among equals I may say, is health care, health insurance reform. Health insurance reform is about jobs. This legislation alone will create 4 million jobs, about 400,000 jobs very soon.

But remember: its not about taking over 17% of the US economy. It’s not about covering a gazillion people currently not covered. (1/2 a gazillion if you don’t count illegal aliens – yeah, I said it: “aliens”- as in “not US citizens.”) It’s not even about Obama (ha!).  No, it’s about jobs.

And not just a few jobs, either, but a gazillion jobs! 400,000 by Friday! Of course they’ll all be government bureaucrats, but that seems a small price to pay for transparency. Don’t you think?

So come on Congress! Let’s break through this fogbank and emerge in a clearing of  complete befuddlement!


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H/T Jammie Wearing Fool via Larwyn’s Linx