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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Cornyn Update

-Because I occasionally write to him to offer advice and criticism, John Cornyn sends me updates on his latest mischief. Here’s a sample, with comments..

“I was troubled by the President’s announcement that he will begin withdrawing our troops in July of 2011.”

-Of course, you chickenhawk tool of the neocon warmongers. What ever happened to politics stopping at the water’s edge?

“the Reid bill would take Medicare Advantage benefits away from Seniors,”

-This is probably less a problem for seniors than it is for your patrons in the health insurance industry, who use these provisions to get their sticky fingers into the Medicare system. If it's such a bad deal for doctors and patients, why are the AMA and AARP behind the bill?

“ saddle middle class Americans with $2,100 in increased premiums a year,”

-Let’s see, that figure is CBO’s estimate of increases by the year 2016; under your plan, that is, doing nothing, premiums would continue to increase at 10% per year, an increase of almost $10,000 by 2016.

“and penalize small businesses if they fail to comply with new job-killing mandates in what is still a fragile economy.”

-95% of small businesses have a payroll below the $400,000 mark where the penalties kick in, and tax breaks will be available to help those companies provide coverage. These reforms should be a boon to small businesses who provide health benefits to their employees; businesses that heretofore have been subject to predation and collusion by health insurance providers.

“I have delivered a copy of the full bill to the Austin Central Library where it can be accessed by the public,”

-Yeah I’ve seen you and thirty-seven other Republican senators hauling around those reams of paper. That’s why the RNC pays Alex Castellanos the big money, so you bozos can all say the same thing when the cameras are on. Do you know how silly you look?

“I recently traveled to South Texas where I met with Valley-area veterans in McAllen. Sen. David Vitter, R-La. and I visited the Federal Courthouse in McAllen.”

-That’s rich, you’re running with Vitter now; did he bring any hookers along with him on this trip?

“It’s an honor to serve you in the United States Senate. Sincerely,
U.S. Senator John Cornyn


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