I must say, the senators in Washington reached a new low today. And I do hate to lump them all together because I’m sure there are a few good senators (definitely a few Republicans. Haha) that are not this crooked, but the bad apples have spoiled the bunch from an everyday American’s viewpoint. But anyway, my recent frustration stems from the nonsense packed into the pork barrel (my name of choice for the “stimulus package”). This time, however, I am not talking about any actual spending projects or subsidies, but something regarding healthcare. “What?”, you may ask, “What does healthcare have to do with the pork barrel?”. Well let me just tell you: The senators, being the sly foxes that they are, slipped several heath provisions into the pork barrel. And of course you ask again, “Well why would they do that?”. Well number 1, they are more corrupt than the entire state of Illinois; and secondly, because if they do that the senate won’t debate over it, and it will quietly pass into law. Yes America, that is what we are dealing with in Congress. Before we even get into the complete lack of ethics in doing this, I would like to ask how this is even legal? Shouldn’t things such as important as a healthcare be fully discussed and debated in the senate? Uhh…. yeah. And not only that, but shouldn’t the items in the stimulus package, I don’t know, actually be related to stimulating the economy?! One provision was mandating the use of electronic medical records. Alright, that’s ok, but what on this great earth is that going to do to stimulate the economy? I know! About as much the stimulus is going to do: Nothing. Honestly, I couldn’t care less whether or not we use electronic medical records, but come on senators, let’s be honest and transparent (Obama’s word of the week) and not sneak things into 5,000,000 page bills, okay? I think we’d all be a little better off.
So what do you think about this injustice to the country? Shouldn’t things like healthcare provisions be included in something like a, uhh, healthcare bill? I encourage you to e-mail your senator today and let him know just how wrong this is.
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