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Honesty is the best policy. Unless you’re a communist

No doubt about it…honesty is the best policy.  Thus, we should all give Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a healthy pat on the back after she said this:

‘Simply stated, we will not stand idly by as insurers blame their premium hikes and increased profits on the requirement that they provide consumers with basic protections,’ Sebelius said. She warned that bad actors may be excluded from new health insurance markets that will open in 2014 under the law. They’d lose out on a big pool of customers, as many as 30 million people nationwide.

While her honesty is refreshing, her message is not.  In fact, her message is something we could expect to hear in Cuba.  “Hey private insurance companies…if you criticize obamacare, I’ll make damn sure you go out of business faster than the other insurance companies.” 

And what is the insurance industry’s response to Ms. Sebelius’ outburst:

‘Health insurance premiums are increasing because of soaring prices for medical services, the impact of younger and healthier people dropping their insurance during the weak economy, and additional benefits required under the new law,’ said Karen Ignagni, president of the insurers’ trade group. ‘It’s a basic law of economics that additional benefits incur additional costs.’

Hold the phone!  More services cost more money?  What?  I’m not sure I understand.  In Obama-land, everyone will get all the state-of-the-art healthcare they want for free!  And while they’re getting their totally bad ass healthcare that’s free, they’ll also get to tickle a govt-issued leprechaun until he craps gold coins.

Yes, ladies and gentleman, these are the people who our president has selected to run our government.  They threaten private businesses that have the nerve to criticize the government, while at the same time, not understanding the concept of stuff=money.  Even my daughter knows that the Barbie with the makeup mirror and strawberry-scented poodle costs more than the Barbie a la carte.  This confusion is a prime example of why people who spend too much time in government become quite similar to those who have undergone a frontal labotomy.  Just sayin’

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  1. September 10, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    love the barbie ref. 🙂 that scented poodle can really bit your bank account in the ass!

  2. Mary
    September 10, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    Whoa, watch out there. No denigration of Cuba. Even old Castro has seen the light (a bit of a slow learner there, eh Fidel?)

    According to that notoriously right-wing organization, the AP, “Fidel Castro told a visiting American journalist that Cuba’s communist economic model doesn’t work”. So now Michael Moore can make another movie, about how his first movie on the glories of Cuba was all wrong. Right?

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