Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Coburn tries to improve/kill health care
HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL UPDATE:
Senate Republicans have come up with some new arguments that would improve/kill the health care reconciliation bill, which still needs to pass, the idea being that if you make but one change, the bill has to go back to the House to be mangled into obscurity.
One amendment, by clever person Sen. Tom Coburn, would prohibit sex offenders from getting Viagra prescriptions under federal health programs, the Associated Press reports. Presumably, Coburn has been OK with Viagra for perverts for the last 13 months, but just now realized that this should be addressed. NOW.
It's a "gotcha amendment" according to Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, because it is designed to be difficult for Democrats to oppose.
So expect to see amendments prohibiting the use of federal dollars to fund:
* Babies being thrown off the top of buildings;
* Torturing cute kittens;
* Punching grandmas;
* Throwing rocks at Little League players; and
* Running over pregnant women with semis.
Anybody who oppose any of these measures becomes a pervert-supporting, baby-throwing, kitty-torturing, grandma punching, deviant, rock-throwing, pregnant-woman slaying Democrat.
Check out the other eight Coburn poison pills/amendments.