Okay, I have been only occasionally following this lively debate, good citizen that I am. But I read an article from that semireliable source, MSN, and something in it caused me to wonder: "If Americans were concerned about Congress getting their grubby hands on their Medicare, wait till it touches their breast implants. Among the ways the Senate health care bill pays for itself is a 5 percent tax on elective cosmetic surgery like tummy tucks, face lifts, hair plugs, collagen injections, and any other nonrequired procedures-a proposal known as the 'Botax.'" -- from the MSN article.
Just what we need: our government copping . . . . no, I'll leave it unsaid, and keep it funny, maybe. Do they realize what it will do to the industry of Beverly Hills? Can Hollywood stand the hit? And what about certain key members of Congress? Will this change the landscape of L.A., where turkeys are the only ones with natural breasts? Will that change the primary meaning of "spread," where John Wayne or Ronald Reagan used to ride, or something you put on bread? And will the only plugs we encounter are accessories for firefighting or superannuated equines? Thank God for the prohibition of ex post facto laws by Article I, section 9 of the Constitution!
[Written during the health care debates]