This week's Quote of the Week comes from Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota. On her blog (appropriately titled, in all caps, BACHMANN BLOG, as in "BACHMANN MAKE WRITE ON INTERNET"), she writes:
You would think that any health care bill brought forth in Congress would actually be focused on reforming health care. Alas, it seems that both House and Senate proposals are packed with pork as well.
As the Boston Globe has reported, tucked into bills in both chambers are provisions funding what Senator Ted Kennedys staff calls Community Transformation Grants. Essentially, were talking about federal funding for bike paths, lighting, jungle gyms, and even farmers markets.
While these projects may have merit, they certainly don't belong in a health care reform package. With priorities like this running amok on Capitol Hill, is there any doubt that health care costs will only continue to skyrocket under government-run health care?