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Thursday, June 15, 2006


Republican fat cats + your tax money = business as usual

Remember back in December when Matt Denn made the front page of USA today smacking down that Bush Adminstration moron, Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt ? Well, I do.

By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Staffing shortages are hampering the start of Medicare's prescription-drug program in many states, forcing seniors and those with disabilities to wait weeks for counseling. (snip)

"It's a numbers problem," says Matt Denn, Delaware's insurance commissioner. "We can't win unless something changes." Frustrations boiled over last week at a meeting in Newark, Del., when Denn told U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt that "there are some real significant problems." The state has four staff members to advise 120,000 seniors, Denn says. Each day they handle about 40 calls, but about 60 go unanswered.

So now it turns out that while Leavitt was going around the country trying to sell the Bush snake oil, he was doing so in a luxury jet paid for by....that's right. YOU!

ATLANTA — A luxury private jet leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for use in emergencies has been used instead primarily to shuttle Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt to dozens of news conferences and meetings.

This is the kind of thing that would have called for a special prosocuter if Clinton's HSS secretary was doing it. IOKIYAR - baby!

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