Monday, May 17, 2010

Demint: Wall Street Reform=Crooked Teeth For Children

No, really. He's serious.

According to this bizarre rant on DiMented's blog, the financial reform bill will make it impossible for American families to get braces for their children, because, he contends, it subjects payment plans for braces to the same regulations that govern "AIG, Freddie Mac and Goldman Sachs."

He provides no logical reason why this should mean you couldn't get such a payment plan, other than some vague idea that "regulating loans is bad". He assumes that regulating loans to protect consumers of those loans will make orthodontists get out of the financing braces business (despite its profitability), but fails to provide a single example of any doctor who says they will. He doesn't even cite a particular regulation that orthos would find so onerous they'd decide to forgo the money.

I mean, I know the guy's a complete whore for the banksters who nearly brought our country's economy down, demanded we bail them out, dined out on the proceeds, and are now fighting tooth and nail for the right to make us go through it all again... but this is the best he can do?


Tom said...

Gotta give him points for, uhhh, 'creativity.' No sane person would ever have concatenated finance industry reform with orthodontia.

David Terrenoire said...

They're reaching into our children's mouths!

Soon, little Susie will be able to eat corn on the cob through a keyhole!

Lordy, no!

Won't someone please think of the children?