Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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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)