Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tough Shit To The Unemployed!
Tough Shit To Medicare Doctors!
Tough Shit To National Flood Insurance!
Tough Shit To "COBRA" Health Care Benefits!
For decades now, Congress has routinely approved extending unemployment benefits during hard economic times. The House did it just a few days ago, but not the Senate. One Lone Senator, Republican Jim Bunning of Kentucky led a heated debate with Democrats over the issue. At one point, the retiring Senator was even heard cursing on the Senate floor.
Bunning said, "Tough Shit" as Senator Jeff Merkley, Democrat of Oregon, criticized Bunning's stance on the bill.
This is legislation that in addition to funding unemployment insurance and the COBRA health insurance program for people who have lost their jobs, would have also prevented a scheduled 21 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors.
Blocking this and other popular legislation seems to be consistent with the Conservative Republican philosophy of trying to make the Obama administration look incompetent. And letting one lone Senator, who is not seeking re-election be the fall guy is an ideal way to accomplish their goals.
As Republican Senator Jim DeMint famously said about health care "If we’re able to stop Obama on this it will be his Waterloo. It will break him,"
What Ever Happened To Putting Country First?
And to Think, Conservatives Claim to Be Patriots.
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