July 9: Congress passes bill to protect healthcare for the elderly.
July 15: Chimperor vetoes bill to protect income of some CEOs.
July 15: Congress takes Chimperor’s banana, gives him the finger (via The Washington Post):
President Bush sought to block a bill yesterday aimed at forestalling an [10.6%] percent cut in payments to doctors taking care of Medicare patients, but Congress quickly overrode his veto.
This almost makes up for his bullshitting about the economy.
“I support the primary objective of this legislation, to forestall reductions in physician payments,” Bush said in his veto message. “Yet taking choices away from seniors to pay physicians is wrong.” He called the bill “fiscally irresponsible” and charged that it “would undermine the Medicare prescription drug program.”
There is something deeply wrong with a world where the very air doesn’t congeal when this argument for forced abortion talks about anything being fiscally irresponsible. And yeah, seniors are all up in arms over this one:
The House and Senate votes followed a large political push by the American Medical Association — which ran ads in home states and districts of key Republicans — and AARP, which held a lobbying campaign in which 1.2 million of its activists contacted members of Congress urging the veto override.