Friday, March 9, 2012
It's a good thing that Vaudeville is dead...because otherwise it would need to get it's medical treatment from Obamacare and be really screwed - just like the rest of us.
As a case in point, Health and Human Services Secretary (and editor-in-chief of the new King Barry Catholic Bible) Kathleen Sebelius just appeared before Congress to answer questions about the all-encompassing healthcare program, and showed a lack of understanding (or unwillingness to share honest answers) which should terrify every American.
When asked about new figures which show that, rather than saving $143 billion dollars in 10 years, Obamacare will actually add $54 billion to the deficit, Sebelius just stammered that she didn't have those numbers available.
When it was pointed out that Obama promised insurance premiums would drop $2500 per family, but those premium have actually gone up by $2200 per family, Sebelius said that it's because the "affordable" markets Obama envisioned (or more likely imagined) haven't occurred yet. Oh!
Well, how about Obama's sacred promise that "if you like your doctor or healthcare plan, you can keep it. Period. Case closed." The only way this can currently happen is if the Obama administration gives you a waiver - and those waivers are only going to political cronies. Sebelius was quick with her answer: "I have no idea what waivers you're talking about."
Okay, then how about the CBO's estimate that at least a million Americans will lose their employer insurance plans because of Obamacare? While other experts estimate the number to be far higher, saying 30-50% of all Americans will lose their employer insurance. Sebelius basically blew off the CBO's figures and refused to opine...in her alleged area of expertise.
Since Obamacare is the biggest government program ever, and one which will forever change the health and freedoms of every American, you'd think that the stumbling, fumbling, disingenuous performance by Ms. Sebelius - coupled with the increasingly disastrous cost projections - would be pretty big news.
Until you realize that Vaudeville isn't really dead after all; it's just moved to MSM News Shows, taking its seltzer bottles, pies in the face, over-the-top performances, and carefully scripted comedy bits with it.
"Who's a slut?" is our new "Who's on first" routine. But this time, it's the people performing onstage who are laughing at us.