Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pawlenty aiding terrorists

Studies have been showing that we are woefully unprepared for a bioterror attack, such as anthrax and the like. The American health care system forces hospitals, like airlines, to run with as many beds occupied as possible, with the fewest staff possible, working the longest hours with the least sleep possible to wring every bit of efficiency out of the system. Even so, the current economic crisis is forcing even more cutbacks in health care. Now, Pawlenty will be "unalotting" the $381 million in General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) grants designed to ease this crisis and job hemorrhaging, and vows to make even more cuts.

Hospitals are understaffed and overworked already. Imagine what would happen in the event of a bioterror attack.

But hey, those making over $1 million a year won't have a tax increase, we'll save 5 cents on alcholic drinks, and credit card companies gouging people with interest rates over 15% won't have to pay a surcharge. Let's protect the rich; who cares about veterans, senior citizens, and the mentally ill?