Today's version of the banking bailout legislation has pork for everyone. With each permutation, the bill has steadily grown in size. Treasury’s initial plan was about three pages long. The House version, which failed, stretched to 110. The Senate substitute now runs over 450 pages. And tucked away in the tax provisions is a landmark health care provision demanding that insurance companies provide coverage for mental health treatment—such as hospitalization—on parity with physical illnesses.
Everyone must contact Senators Warner & Webb and express their outrage at this travesty. Also, contact your Congressman,since it is likely that the bill will pass the Senate and be served up for House approval shortly.
I'm so p------d, I can't see straight.