Health-care hymn of the day

by Kim on August 17, 2009

Jesus’ hands were kind hands, doing good to all,
London Town excepted, also Montreal:
There the sick are shafted, there the feeble fall.
(Oops, I told a porky! Ethics? Bugger all!)

Take my hands, Lord Jesus, let them work for you,
Selling health insurance to the well-to-do;
The poor are always with us, taxes are taboo:
I’m all right, Lord Jesus - so the poor get screwed!

(Tune: Au clair de la lune)

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

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Richard 08.17.09 at 7:13 pm

Nice one!

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PamBG 08.18.09 at 1:17 am

Love it!

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DH 08.20.09 at 4:39 pm

Yes, all we need are tax breaks so the poor can get healthcare. Also, they DO get covered so the poor aren’t “screwed” because individual state’s Mecicaid covers the poor regardin healthcare. Therefore there is no need for a “federal plan”.

Also health care insurance goes to many more people than the “well to do”. Are you saying a person who works a job making $25,000.00 at a bank who has their premiums paid for by the company is “well to do”?

The fact remains all of the problems that you say can be taken care of by a public plan can still be resolved under a private plan. Therefore I agree with you we need healthcare reform just not the way people here or others want.

I don’t want to see a greater number of poor people in the future at the hands of a government public plan. Kim, what you prescribe has the law of unintended consequences of creating MORE poor people:

Higher deficit leads to higher taxes which leads to higher inflation which leads to companies loosing money due to higher prices which leads to companies laying off more workers which leads to higher unemployment which leads to higher number of poor people.

P.S. and I fault Bush for a good part of the deficit but $700 billion is no excuse for Obama’s $3 TRILLION of which $1.5 trillion is to set up the cooky government public plan.

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