Posts Tagged SchoolHouse Rock

Disaster is in the Details

On my way to work this morning I listened to the re-run of President Obama’s interview with Fox News, which had been vilified by him and his staff at every turn and now apparently rates his attention when he feels the need to  plead for support from those who don’t understand the new math.  I, too, was unclear on the details of the massive program that is not being voted on this week.  He clearly stated that the details of the health care plan, which he doesn’t know, will be posted many days before the actual vote which is funny because Nancy Pelosi said last week that if you want to know what is in the health care bill they will have to pass it first.  Huh? 

I also missed the math class in school that allowed you to save money and still spend it- I’d like to be able to do that in my own expenses.  

This whole Health Care Debacle  Debate- feels kind of like a marathon in which everyone disagrees on the route and the goal, and we aren’t making good time.  And the people who are in charge of it are fish.  I don’t mean that Congress People are slimy sea creatures, though I’m not ruling this out, I just mean that fish don’t ambulate, so have a difficult time telling bipeds how to provide health care.  

Are we really talking about adding a trillion dollars to the deficit that we can’t pay now?  Doesn’t the word “deficit” mean that we can’t pay it now?  That’s what it means in my house.  It is like the thought that we can’t be out of money because we still have checks left.  We just came through a financial crisis that was partially caused by thinking like that.

I’m confused and want to know- is tort reform in or out?  Is the public option in or out?  Is the opening of health insurance sales across state lines in or out?  Are we still voting on the bill?  Because it doesn’t sound like congress is even going to vote on the bill, but on the second derivative of the bill, and this violates the principles of SchoolHouse Rock in which the rules were clearly laid out by Jack Sheldon (  So you can understand my confusion.

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