Friday, September 26, 2008

I Don't Know How Long I'll Last

So I got back in from walking the dog and decided I'd turn on the TV and try to watch the debate. Within one sentence I was choking on bile.

"$5,000 refundable tax credit for health care"

Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't that mean that one would have to have $5,000 available to pay out of pocket over the course of a little over a year before it would then be refunded? HAVE WE LEARNED NOTHING FROM KATRINA? People didn't have $300 to evacuate before their entire city flooded and you think it's a gift to "give" them a tax credit as long as they have $5,000 they can pay up front?

At the risk of repeating myself, WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK?

Obama and McCain both addressed some other problems with that health care plan but no one is pointing this basic fact out. People don't have health care because they don't have enough money for it. The solution is not, I suspect, to do this sort of dollar matching sleight of hand.

Anyway, the answer to the question, "Did you watch the debate?" is probably going to be, "I tried."

Can this count as my Floral Fucking Friday? With all this manure being spread around there has to be a flower close by.

6 comments:

  1. I'm watching right now and when that $5,000 figure was mentioned, I immediately thought of our discussion of health insurance costs-the man is seriously out of touch.

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  2. He worked so hard for a sound bite for the 24 hour news cycle that he just spun in circles.

    Gah.

    and what the fuck was with his tie???
    looooook into my tie. you're getting sleeeeepy. You won't remember that Im a fuckwit.

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  3. I was at a watch party with a chalk board scoreboard. Our final tally:
    Obama: +16
    McCain: -20

    We expected Obama to throw a better verbal smackdown than he did.

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  4. Yeah, I expected a little more from Obama, something a little smoother, a little more biting. I did like his style, though and his overall demeanor. I think I was spoiled from watching Clinton interview this week.

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  5. Yeah, that's probably the worst health insurance idea I have heard in...ever. I wonder if he has a clue that most people don't have an extra $5k sitting around to play with?

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