About a month ago, my congressman, Jay Inslee, sent out a mass self-promoting email bragging about his involvement in the health care bill that had just cleared the House Energy and Commerce committee with an all-important government plan option. His message claimed that he was interested in hearing my concerns, blah, blah, blah.
I did respond, for my own amusement, explaining why I thought his favored policies were bad.
Today, I got a response, probably picked from the “worried about too much spending” boilerplate. And, here’s part of my reply:
This was written by you or on your behalf:
“Our Nation spent over $2 billion dollars on health care in 2007, or more than $7,000 per person.”
It’s very depressing to learn that you don’t know the difference between a billion dollars and a trillion dollars.
But, it explains a lot.