I'm sorry to say this, but I think that Kennedy has some real brain damage.
Bloomberg.com wrote:Kennedy, who underwent surgery in June on a malignant brain tumor, told reporters he expects legislation extending health- care insurance coverage to more Americans to be among President- elect Barack Obama's priorities when he takes office in January.
``I'm very hopeful that this will be a prime item on the agenda,'' Kennedy, 76, told reporters as he entered a staff meeting in the Senate Russell Office Building with his wife, Vicki, and the couple's two dogs. Lawmakers are returning to Washington this week for a post-election session to consider ways to boost the economy.
In a statement, Kennedy said he will ``continue to lay the groundwork for early action by Congress on health care'' when Obama takes office. ``We've been making real progress in our discussions about a consensus approach and I'm optimistic we'll succeed,'' the statement said.
How can you possibly justify adding an albatross of a gov't program like that to an economy like this? Has he not noticed how much money we've already given away? Can he not conceive how far tax revenue is about to fall as the economy recedes?
Installing health care in this environment is like tossing a bowling ball to a guy treading water in dangerous seas.
Cleveland Steamers wrote:Health care is so great in America right now, why change anything at all? (with shot of sarcasm)
The economy is so great in America right now, why not spend more? (more sarcasm)
While I don't necessarily like the idea of spending more, in a bad economy deficit spending is a must. There is no way around plunging further in the red in the situation we're currently in. When you can't affect the economy via interest rate reduction, deficit spending is the only way to put a shot into the arm of the national economy.
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