If you're going to be against health care, then you should give up your government provided health care yourselves, Congressional Democrats said yesterday.
In a letter to future Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, the Democrats told Republicans that if they oppose government health care so much, they should voluntarily give up the unbelievably good government health care they currently receive for being legislators.
Via The Raw Story:
“You cannot enroll in the very kind of coverage that you want for yourselves, and then turn around and deny it to Americans who don't happen to be Members of Congress," wrote Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY). “If your conference wants to deny millions of Americans affordable health care, your members should walk that walk.”The boundless hypocrisy of the GOP will doubtless be proven once again, as they'll likely find some bullshit excuse why they should benefit from the very best health care taxpayers can pay for, while proposing to deny even a minimal amount of coverage to the legions of poor, ill-informed saps who were frightened enough by conservative corporate propaganda into voting for them.
Crowley's letter was signed by three other Democrats: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Rep. Linda T. Sanchez (D-CA). Politico's Glenn Thrush, who first reported on the letter, describes them as "fierce defenders of President Obama’s health care reforms."
I doubt there's even ONE single millionaire Republican that will have the guts to take up the Democrats' challenge. It's simply too good a deal to pass up, and I never saw a Republican who has ever passed up a chance to effectively make money off the backs of taxpayers.
So, as we head into the new Congressional session, remember while every Republican rails against the health care bill and tries to get it overturned, that not a one of those guys will ever have to worry about paying a single thin dime for their own health insurance!
Don't forget that fact.