Monday quick hits

1) “Dozens” of Tea Partiers showed up at Saturday’s rally in Nevada. Heck of a job, CNN!

2) Wanna know why us haters oppose Obamacare? Right here. Spells it out.

So while the NHS was denying life-extending cancer drugs to patients like Peter Herbert (because a year’s treatment cost approximately £10,000), refusing to reimburse desperate queued up patients who had their procedures done abroad , and simply wouldn’t tell patients about treatments deemed too costly, the system was using the new Blair cash to add bureaucrats at an alarming clip. The Daily Mail reports:

The workforce of bureaucrats in the NHS is growing six times as quickly as the number of nurses, according to official figures.

While the number of health service managers went up 12 per cent in one year, the number of nurses increased by less than 2 per cent – and the number of health visitors plummeted.

Since Labour came to power, the number of managers has almost doubled, partly as a result of the need to monitor stringent Whitehall targets on waiting times.

Who benefits most from government control of healthcare? The government, of course.

3) Is it too soon to say it’s time to fear our government? Powerline has the letter sent to the Chairman of AT&T asking them to produce internal analyses and emails.

To assist the Committee with its preparation for the hearing, we request that you provide the following documents from January 1, 2009, through the present: (1) any analyses related to the projected impact of health care reform on AT&T; and (2) any documents, including e-mail messages, sent to or prepared or reviewed by senior company officials related to the projected impact of health care reform on AT&T. We also request an explanation of the accounting methods used by AT&T since 2003 to estimate the financial impact on your company of the 28% subsidy for retiree drug coverage and its deductibility or nondeductibility, including the accounting methods used in preparing the cost impact statement released by AT&T this week.

Signed by Waxman and Bart Stupack.

I hope AT&T tells ’em to go fuck themselves.

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5 Comments on “Monday quick hits”

  1. They get only what AT&T is obligated to publically report, and no more. Oh, and they get it when the corporation is obligated to report it, and no earlier.

  2. wiserbud Says:

    If I was AT&T, I would ask for the same information from Congress.

  3. xbradtc Says:

    If I was AT&T, I’d cut off their fuckin’ phone service.

  4. MCPO Airdale Says:

    Why is it too soon? I fear the government already!

  5. DougieOh Says:

    In ancient Egypt, after the deposition or death of a particularly awful, inept, or tyrannical ruler it was common practice to deface all his monuments, remove his name from all records and generally say “yeah, that was a bad idea, let’s pretend that didn’t happen”.

    Just sayin’.

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