This one is for you Brian, and for Tommy whose health insurance premiums went up 80% this year. Tommy is an old high school friend of mine who retired and is finding that his health insurance costs are growing faster than the national debt.  I brought back “Kiss My Ass Joe Lieberman” because I regretted editing myself on the “Revolt Not Reform” post.

As of March 2009 all cancer drugs in the UK are free, and they don’t even have the best of the public option systems in the world. In America it’s not uncommon for people who are struck down with cancer, and other catastrophic diseases, to go public with their stories and plead for financial help from the community. Never once though have we seen an elected official denied insurance or dropped in the middle of treatment, or pleading with the public for help paying their medical bills.

It’s absolutely shocking to me to see the kind of health insurance we provide elected officials.

Joe Lieberman is most certainly one of the wolves that Thomas Jefferson talked about. “If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.”

So yes, Kiss My Ass Joe Lieberman. He should get nothing but the worst HMO plan until he gives his constituents the same high standard of health insurance that they give him. And while I’m at it…I got another begging email, this time from Joe Biden looking for contributions of money to help fight the insurance lobbyists who are skulking around the halls of Congress…if the Vice President of the United States can’t pooper scoop the guck out of the halls, hire me.