Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Curly Tales

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To help ram through a healthcare bill that the American people overwhelming don't want, Harry Reid has been using massive amounts of taxpayer money to buy votes from his Democratic Parliament of Whores*.

Of course, there's nothing new or unusual about buying votes. Obama swept into the presidency by buying the votes of the greedy and ill-informed with promises of free healthcare, jobs, "Obama money," and delicious, delicious pie.

But buying the votes of senators is a bit more complicated because they won't settle for empty promises - they insist on real money, and plenty of it. And the worse the bill is for America, the more expensive those purchased votes become. Currently, the bribes are in the tens of billions...and rising.
What does that tell you?

(*Credit to writer PJ O'Rourke for this perfect description of politicians)


Red said...

Where is this mystery money coming from? I thought we were broke. Is he paying them in 'bonus bucks'?

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Red- Obama said we can't keep spending as if it were "Monopoly Money," so we assume for now that it is Monopoly Money.

Larry Sheldon said...

You need to ask Communist China where the money comes from.

Larry Sheldon said...

I'm a man without a country--ashamed to tell people I was born and raised in California, ashamed to tell people I voluntarily moved to Nebraska.

But at least now I don't notice the feed lots and pig containments so much.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Larry- Hold your head high. Even Jesus mingled with thieves and lepers. Then again, Democrats and Liberals are a lot worse, but you get the idea.