Friday, February 18, 2011

Confirmed: Sheila Jackson Lee is a Blithering Idiot

Another day, another case of raging idiocy from the dumbest member of Congress.
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D.-Texas) told the House Judiciary Committee yesterday that the “penalty” that the health-care law enacted last year by Congress imposes on individuals who do not buy health insurance is not in fact a penalty.

The law itself states: “If an applicable individual fails to meet the requirement of subsection (a) [having a government-approved health-insurance policy]… there is hereby imposed a penalty with respect to the individual.”
But according to Sheila Jackson Lee, super genius, it's not a penalty. It's an incentive!
“I would make the argument, one, that instead it is an incentive to do right--that it is not penalizing because penalty is punishment,” Jackson-Lee told the Judiciary Committee.
So the punitive penalty isn't a penalty. Or a punishment. Got that?

But wait, there's more!
“You’re not punished if you have health insurance, in fact. And so you are, in fact, incentivized to have health insurance, rather than take the negative which is to suggest that because we have a penalty you are being punished,” Rep. Jackson-Lee said.
Huh? Is there a translator in the house?
“But I also need to say whether or not it is more an incentive than it is a punishment,” said Rep. Jackson-Lee. “I am more inspired by incentive. And I welcome it being a parking ticket. We get parking tickets all the time, and no one complains about being required to do the right thing.”
What the f**k is she talking about?


Teqjack said...

Ah. So there is absolutely no difference between interrupting a walk to give to, say, the Salvation Army or a beggar/panhandler or a gun/knife wielding mugger. Happy to be set straight about that.

CenTexTim said...

I had the misfortune to live in Sheila Jackson Lee's district several years ago (notice that I did not say I was represented by her). It's a gerrymandered abomination that was created to ensure minority representation. Well, they got what they asked for. To call that womann a 'blithering idiot' is an insult to idiots everywhere.

Real American said...


srdem65 said...

I take too many meds; she makes perfect sense to me.
The "parking ticket" is an incentitive to put money in the meter and the "fine" is just a small gift to the city as a thank-you or something.  We can all sleep well tonight knowing that people like her are guiding our country. (sarc)

LibertyAtStake said...

I'd love to translate, but I don't speak Moron.


"Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

FrankG said...

cross posted at Rantburg with a hat tip!

maudgonne said...

Ol' Challah-Head needs to STFU.

WR M said...

Looks like Challah-heads braids are bit too tight....or something.

Anonymous said...

Jackson is also a racist