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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Crooks and Liars has a post today about N.Y. Dem. Rep Anthony Weiner calling out 55 GOP Members of Congress who oppose federally funded single-payer healthcare even though they receive it themselves through Medicare. .
"Weiner: And why not have that type of a system that has lower overhead, lower costs and you don’t have to deal with the 30% of profits and overhead that insurance companies take. So we compiled this list largely to point a bright light on some of the hypocrisy of this debate, but also I hope it gets people thinking—if Medicare is good enough for 151 members of Congress, why shouldn’t a program like it be created for those who want to go out and buy insurance?
You have members of Congress thumping their chest how they’re against government health care, against government control of health care, socialized medicine and yet when it’s time for them to accept Medicare, they’re like, ‘Sign me up!’"

-You can add to that list former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, who has Medicare coverage, but is suing the US government to get his gold-plated congressional coverage back. Armey is now pulling in $500,000 a year as head of the corporately-funded Astroturf lobby “FreedomWorks” that organized tea baggers to Mau-Mau members of congress at their hometown town hall meetings on healthcare this summer.


At 5:20 AM , Blogger liquiddaddy said...

Weiner is a fighter. I like the cut of his jib.


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