Saturday, June 9, 2012

You Cannot Make This Up

The Hill reports on the plan proposed by two left wing Congress people. It is akin to taking on more ballast when you have split your bottom open. Who in their right mind would ever think of this.

The Hill states:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Thursday proposed a new tax on Wall Street trading that would raise more than $250 billion over 10 years in order to pay for a new plan to have the federal government offer dental health insurance coverage to millions of Americans.

The two members proposed legislation that would impose a "financial transactions" tax on equity trades that would collect $2.50 for every $10,000 traded, which would cover stock and bond trades. That language would reportedly raise an estimated $288 billion over 10 years, enough to cover the expected $25 billion per year cost of the new dental plan.

 What frankly is basic dental care. Back in the 1950s false teeth were common. Pull out the old ones and glue in the new. Cheap, it worked. Since then we have fluoride, and caries have gone near to zero. Dentists are depending on old folks.

Are we expected to pay for implants? That can be $8,000 per tooth! Are these characters real. Why not keep spending until we are not just broke ... but well Greece, really. I remember when I took a friend from out of the US across the New Hampshire - Vermont border and told him to have passport and visa at the ready. Perhaps that was not a real joke.

This is why people look at Congress and ask if they have a clue!