Sunday, November 03, 2013

C. (for Crackpot) Cruz: A Portrait In Hypocrisy

The backstory for today's contribution from The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin) came in a NY Fishwrap story about Mrs. C. (for Crackpot) Cruz: Heidi Nelson Cruz in which the spouse admitted “Ted is on my health care plan,” when she was asked about C. Cruz's health insurance coverage. So the junior U.S. Senator from Texas, C. Cruz, enjoys a "Cadillac" health plan (courtesy of the Goldman Sachs Group) worth $40K annually for the Cruz family (spouses and two young daughters).No wonder C. Cruz protests Obamacare. He wants every eligible citizen in this country to have a policy just like the Cruz family. And, if you believe that, this blogger has a bridge in AZ that was moved from London that he'll let you have for a steal. If this is (fair & balanced) chicanery, so be it.

[x The Nation]
A Spouse At Goldman Sachs
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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It’s tyranny, says Cruz. He’s fought
Obamacare with great endurance.
We must repeal—so says this man
Who’s covered by his wife’s insurance. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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