It took a hurricane to do it, but Congress has finally ended federal subsidies for users of Viagra and other sexual performance drugs.
The Senate on Wednesday passed without debate and sent to the president legislation that ends Medicare and Medicaid payments for erectile dysfunction drugs as part of a package that extends medical help for the poor and provides unemployment benefit aid to states hit by Hurricane Katrina.
This is the most common-sense news to come out of D.C. in a long time. Extend necessary medical help to the poor, aid those in need, and cut funding to something that frankly isn't a medical necessity.
I understand ED is a problem, and a major quality of life issue...but no one is going to die from it. On the scale of need vs. want, it's on the want side.
This is an example of how to do the fiscal cutting correctly.
This is a rare moment where I applaud Congress.