Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Starters and the entree.
HB1, the honkin State bugdet bill, will need an amendment to add another $23M, that's twenty three freekin million balloons, just to meet anticipated essential funding requirements. It seems some of the County heads had their heads in their chandler and gave some dubious anticipated revenue figures. This bill hits the lower House floor tomorrow and will be beaten more than a party pinata. I'll get you what I can tomorrow but I have to work to buy dog food to feed the kids.
The main entree... Big D party go to guy and our team leader in the House Judiciary Bernie- I ain't takin prizznors- Buzzell, D-Berlin, will be on the floor speaking to, get this, suspected improprieties concerning an additional $20M-$40M, thats twenty million to forty million freekin balloons, in another shortfall from HHS. Can you say corruption and Righty ethical improprieties? You should be able to since we have this crap up to our peepers daily. I don't know too much about politics but I'm thinking this guy, HHS Commish John Stephen, really has his head in his chandler. Where did he learn math??? How does he run his shop??? This chile was surely left with his head in his behind. Stephen is an obstructionist holdover from the failed Benson monarchy.
Buzzell along with Dems head manager Jim Craig will be taking the HB691 medicaid funding bill and speaking to more than just the continued shortfalls mysteriously being strategically placed, err,discovered. One issue raised by both sides of the aisle is the fact that the independent management portion of the State run medicaid case management is losing an average of $3M, that's three freekin million tacos, per year since its inception from 2001. It appears that this savings plan (!!!) was instituted by former HHS Commish and current Crotched Mountain Health CEO... well, I'll let the indictment speak for itself. I am not at liberty to divulge names since dude may leave town with approximately $3M,that's... you get the idea. HB691 is another contentious bill getting run through the paces tomorrow. Noone is happy about any of this and the Feds will be busy spinning heads trying to catch up with all the accepted future plea bargains and rats flipping on their former buds. Incedentally, all aformentioned facts are alleged. You know.
On more for Buzzell. I said it before. If it has health services or medicaid attached, Representative Buzzell is the man. I have no doubt that as soon as Lynch stops reaching across the aisle packing important appointments to ungrateful Righties, Bernie is the pick to replace Stephen. If nothing else, at least we'll have a guy that won't use fuzzy math and has no sights on the corner office. Now where did I hear that before? RISE UP!!!
When Stephen appears with his entourage - there's always something missing. WOMEN.
He's gearing up for another run at higher office. He's also pretty easy to ruffle, and he's sensitive about his height. He did not appreciate this female 6 footer towering over him.
Republicans don't accept anything but unconditional surrender. They will take Lynch's handouts, plot against him, use his conservatism against him with his own party, and then smear him with their own people. This appointment tokenism of righties is only going to mean that he is going to find that he is surrounded by enemies.
Bi-partisanship is bullSHIP if you are betraying the people you are supposed to be representing. We send politicians to fight for us not make nice and play footsy.
Reaching across the aisle, and working together is one thing - as the late Paul Wellstone proved. Pandering and selling out is another story.