In Honor Of A Job Well Done?!?!
November 10, 2009 Leave a comment
So they did it. The House barely passes the Health Care Reform (more like insurance reform) Bill. It was close, but they still accomplished what they set out to do. Did you see Pelosi’s face when she announced it’s passage. She looks like a kid who just won a shopping spree in a candy store.
Funny Story: As I’m searching You Tube for a clip, I find one entitled “House Passes Bi-Partisan Health Bill. Really? Bi-Partisan? So having one lone Republican (thanks for that Joseph Lao of LA) vote for a bill is now considered bi-partisan? Hmmm, interesting!
In honor of this stupidity, I’m posting some very intriguing stats! Ready for this? And yes, this is from an email forward that was circulating last week, but it is very telling.
The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. Our government had 234 years to get it right. Guess what? It’s BROKE.
Social Security was established in 1935. They’ve had 74 years to get it right. Guess what? Yep, it’s BROKE too (or getting there)
Fannie Mae was established in 1938. They’ve had 71 years to get it right. Again…BROKE! (Are you seeing a trend yet?)
Freddie Mac (by the way, does anyone ever wonder why they needed male and female conglomerates that essentially do the same thing?) was established in 1970. They’ve had 39 years to get it right. Yep, BROKE again. (At least they’re not sexist. They ran both Fran & Fred into the ground)
Medicare & Medicaid were established in 1945. They’ve had 44 years to get it right. BROKE.
“Cash for Clunkers“, setting a new record was established in 2009. Now it’s BROKE too, but managed to decommission thousands of perfectly good cars while artificially inflating the market and increasing production of mostly European cars. Brilliant. Guess who paid for it? Yep, us, we the people.
The “War on Poverty” started in 1964. They’ve had 45 years to get it right. Over $1 Trillion a year is taken from hard working tax payers and transferred to the poor. The poor are still poor and the whole country is BROKE.
Oh, but Hillary, what about all the wonderful stimulus money, and remember TARP. They helped dig us out of this mess, right? Wait a second. We’re out of the mess? Did you guys ask the 10.2% of our population who is currently unemployed? I’m thinking they still see a big, honkin’ mess.
Congratulations to Pelosi and her clan. I’m sure this will lead to the first institution that our fine government will be able to manage with efficiency and responsibility. Right, and I’m a leprechaun waiting to grant anyone who finds my gold one wish. Really, I am.