Monday, February 07, 2005

boner subsidy

noun. Government funding allocated for sproingy erection fun.

Real citation: "Medicare will cover Viagra and other drugs for sexual dysfunction. Critique: Just when you thought government couldn't get dumber, here comes the boner subsidy. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, will file legislation to ban Medicare coverage of "lifestyle drugs." King tells NYT, "We are promoting abstinence for young people with raging hormones, and yet we are going to ask them to pay taxes for sex-enhancing drugs for seniors?" Defense: Medicare is just following precedent: Insurers already cover "quality-of-life" drugs for pain or indigestion, and the Department of Veterans Affairs covers Viagra for 150,000 men. Rebuttal: My God, it's worse than we thought. Implication: The distinction between necessary and elective medicine is breaking down."
(William Saletan, "Womb TV," Feb. 2, 2005, http://slate.com/id/2113039/)

Made-up citation: "When the boner subsidy goes into effect, there will be a chicken in every pot and a firm-but-fair weenie in every terrified-but-tasty chicken. Thank you, and God bless America."

1 comment:

Paula said...

That's hilarious!