Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A BwD Public Service Spot

President Obama on Wednesday declared that “the stars are aligned” to pass his health care agenda this year, with the legislation set to begin in the House of Representatives in July.

“We’ve got to get it done this year,” Mr. Obama said, standing on the South Lawn of the White House, surrounded by House Democratic leaders. “We’ve got to get it done this year, both in the House and Senate. We don’t have any excuses.”

For our community service for the week, we'll break out the decoder ring and translate the above statement from the President:
“We need to pass health care reform before too many people latch on to this whole deficit thing and the imminent collapse of Social Security and Medicare and start asking how the hell it is we are going to pay for this.”

And we loved this paragraph:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi pledged to bring the legislation to the House floor by July, an ambitious goal considering the vastness and complexity of the nation’s health care system and the wide array of views on how the overhaul should work. She said the debate would begin before the Congressional recess in August.

Because nothing says debate, deliberation, judiciousness and wending one’s way through the admitted “vastness and complexity” of health care like throwing something together in 10 weeks time.

Pelosi gets yet another crack at putting together a multi-hundred billion (trillion?) piece of legislation. What could possibly go wrong?