Yes on the Botax
We have trillions to spend on wars and corporate subsidies, but when it comes to reforming our 18th century health insurance system, hands get wrung; teeth get gnashed. “Where will the money come from??” “How ever will we pay for this huge government program?!?”
Now, on the one hand we have hundreds of thousands of Americans who are getting sicker and sicker — 45,000 of them die every year — because they can’t afford the medical treatment they need.
On the other hand, hundreds of thousands of self-absorbed over-pampered Americans are constantly indulging themselves with tummy tucks, Botox injections and other beauty treatments that serve absolutely no medical purpose. It’s the medical equivalent of having some people starve while, simultaneously, other people are going “Caviar and truffles again? How boooring. L’ennui [yawn]”
Now, could there possibly be any sort of connection between the above three paragraphs? Hmmmm…wait a minute…[brainstorm]…
dingdingdingdingdingding. The Botax. That’s it!!! Or as Kellie Bundy used to say, “Viola!”
Last year there were 4.7 million Botox injections, at an average cost of $400 each. Now — going way waaay out on a limb here — I’m gonna take a wild guess that these Botox injections didn’t come out of the rent money.
Senate Democrats are making the same guess, and they’ve proposed a five percent excise tax on all elective cosmetic surgeries. Botox injections, cosmetic implants, teeth-whitening — fork it over!
Speaking of taxes and entitlements: The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has a new policy: Diddle a child, get a lifetime pension. Your tax dollars at work.
And it looks like the teabirthers finally got something right. As rightwads always do, the teabaggers are turning on each other. Go for it! Tear each other apart. Fuck 'em where they breathe!!!