Tuesday, December 8, 2009

When Is Enough Enough?

Leave it to the Senate to take a good idea and turn it into a pile of shit within the blink of an eye.

A gang of ten Democratic senators, five progressive and five conservative, worked their asses off over the last few days in an attempt to hash out a system whereby they could agree on a form of health care that would be a fair compromise instead of the bastardization the public option has become, including lowering the Medicare age eligibility to 55 in order to buy in. And just when everything starts to look a little rosy, the Wicked Witch of the North sticks her fucking nose in and starts the ball rolling to derail the whole, goddamn thing.

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) says a Medicare buy-in approach will be a hard sell with her. She told reporters this afternoon that she's notinclined to support the idea, currently being discussed by liberal and conservative Democrats seeking a compromise on the public option.

Of course, if she doesn't throw a wrench in the works, we can always count of douchebags like Ben Nelson to cup the balls of the insurance companies. Nelson said he'd take his ball and go home if his abortion amendment failed, which it did this afternoon.

And now it looks like they're starting to cut and slash this Medicare option to make it more palatable for the same fuck-os who castrated the public option. When does this stop? No more fucking compromises! The sabotage has to end.

(H/T Cesca)

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