Monday, March 29, 2010

Waxman Seeks to Control the Narrative

Henry Waxman greets the CEO's of AT&T, Caterpillar,
Deere & Co, and Verizon. The latex glove's utility will become
apparent once he's got them properly bent over the table.

You've probably read that Henry Waxman is angry about some of America's largest companies reporting what Obamacare is going to do to their bottom line. Personally, I don't get it. They're big companies and we hate big companies now, right? What do we care that they'll have to eat less caviar with their golden spoons sitting around their diamond encrusted pools?

And who cares if they have to raise the prices of their products? We don't need telecommunications, tractors, or earth moving equipment. I mean, when was the last time you bought a bulldozer?

And who cares if their stock falls? We don't have any of these stocks in our retirement funds, do we? And so what if they have to lay off workers? We don't work for Verizon, do we?

Waxman has the wrong attitude. Instead of shutting them up with the proctological exam, he should be celebrating the defeat of the fat cat. Yes we can!