Sunday, May 9, 2010

Republicans Speaking the Truth

This is just too funny. Here is a
Yet Another Reason the Country Would Be Better if We Shut the Republican Party Down Today...

Jon Ward:
Details, hope in short supply as Obama fiscal commission readies for eight-month sprint: Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, said he is going to make “waste, abuse, fraud and inefficiencies” in Medicaid a priority issue and will make sure it gets attention in commission meetings. “Nobody else is going to focus on that,” Coburn said. “Nobody else thinks the $300 billion that we waste every year is important. Over 10 years that’s $3 trillion. So we’re going to look at that aspect of it.”
Total Medicaid spending this year is currently pegged at $280 billion. How Coburn can think that all $280 billion that will be spent this yearon Medicaid is waste--plus an extra $20 billion in waste even though we do not spend it--is beyond me.

I don't have a good feeling about this fiscal commission--not at all.
You would think the US media would spark to life and rage like a fire out of control when they catch a US Senator telling such a blatant lie. But apparantly the media in the US doesn't think that its job description includes "reporting the truth" when it comes to correcting a sitting Republican Senator. How odd. How peculiar. How hysterically funny.

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