Bring a Chicken!

Via TPM

I'm not quite sure what to make of this. A couple weeks ago our Eric Kleefeld came up with video showing Nevada Senate candidate Sue Lowden suggesting that "bartering" for medical care would be a good way to rein in spiraling health care costs.

I mocked her with the headline: "I bid three chickens for that MRI!" But I sort of figured she'd rethink that plan after her advisors sat her down for a moment and explained the concept of a cash economy or maybe if she found out what 'barter' meant. But it turns out that she was serious. Not just serious. She was actually thinking about payment in chickens too.

Yesterday she told a local news program: "I'm telling you that this works. You know, before we all started having health care, in the olden days, our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor."

I'm always troubled by these moments when my sarcasm and snark is outpaced by the ugly reality. See the video here.

PS. If you want to hear something really funny. This woman's probably going to be the freshman senator from Nevada next January. Think she'll be for repeal? I wager five chickens!

4 comments:

J said... / Apr 21, 2010, 1:21:00 AM  

Fuck she's a milf

"Lowden went on to say that barter "is not even mentioned in my plan" and said it's just an alternative she was discussing at a town hall meeting."

Codester said... / Apr 21, 2010, 11:54:00 PM  

LOL Yeah... an idea that she doubled down on when questioned about it.

"...step back and give it a serious look and... well, this is this woman's take on confronting medical inflation. It's funny and also sad..."
http://is.gd/bCYEn

Fuckin Republicans. Brilliant!!

Codester said... / Apr 21, 2010, 11:59:00 PM  

"...the stuff you post nowadays is just a distraction from the fact that...
a) the health care passed and is still not popular
b) The D's are all having '94 flashbacks.
Now you want to talk about actual ideas like free trade, taxes, healthcare..."

"Fuck she's a milf"

Distracted much? Yeah, you're a real serious policy guy... I can tell.

J said... / Apr 22, 2010, 12:19:00 AM  

You're such a fucking meanie...

Ok fine, I'll give you a lil something. Talking about bartering when the cost of healthcare is so high is kind of a waste of time. But it would be possible if the government were actually interested in cutting healthcare costs. You've gotta get to point A to point B first. Here's one idea how

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XcOMJoEJVQ

You're gonna disagree so in the spirit of love peace, and chickengrease, let's just agree that a) Lowden's a milf and b) the girl in the video I posted is hot too

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