I just saw Michael Steele on Wolf Blitzer saying that the primary focus of the Republican Party right now is to defeat the Democrat’s healthcare reform plans. Given their horrible showing in the past few elections, you’d think the Republicans might want to spend their time coming up with some ideas of their own instead of just trying to stomp on the Democrats big projects. But that’s a topic for another, longer post.

For now I just wanted to comment on one of the dumbest things I’ve heard in months – the latest Republican talking point repeated in this interview by Michael Steele:

“Where in American History, or anywhere for that matter, have you saved money by spending more money? Do you do that? Is that how you run your household?”

This, Mr. Steele, is exactly how I run my household. And if you don’t, then you’re a fucking idiot.

For example, this spring when water was leaking into my upstairs bedroom, I spent a small amount of money to have the roof fixed so I wouldn’t have to spend lots of money later replacing my ceiling and my roof.

It’s called preventive maintenance, Mr. Steele, and it’s even more important with health care than it is with home care.