Thursday, January 25, 2007

Stephen Colbert on Bush's Health Care Proposal

Last night on the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert made the same observation I made yesterday in prose -- only funny.

***Update*** I think I found the link:

Here is the transcript:

Colbert: What made the President's speech so groundbreaking was all the new stuff we heard from the President -- like a domestic agenda. Take his proposal to fix that whole health care mess with the only proven cure-all: tax breaks.

President Bush: And for the millions of other Americans who have no health insurance at all: this deduction would help put a basic health insurance plan within their reach.

Colbert: It's simple: most people who can't afford health insurance also are too poor to owe taxes. But, if you give them a deduction from the taxes they don't owe, they can use the money they're not getting back from what they haven't given to buy health care they can't afford.


And that's the Word.

1 comment:

Teri said...

Personally, I don't think I make enough to pay taxes. And somehow the government not only thinks I need to pay them, but I need to pay even more!