Thursday, December 09, 2010

Dems tell Hypocritical Republicans in Congress to give up their health care

They voted against Obama's Health Care Plan for the rest of the country, but are delighted to keep their federal health care plan.  Democrats are telling them to give up the Congressional plan and buy their own.  That is FAIR and RIGHT.  But will they do it? If you follow news about Republicans and their "For me, but not for you" philosophy, you already know the answer, but read on:

EXCERPT: A recent Public Policy Polling survey found that 53 percent of voters -- including 58 percent of Republicans -- believe lawmakers who ran against government health care should uphold their views and purchase their own.

Two newly-elected Republicans -- Bobby Schilling (IL) and Mike Kelly (PA) -- have so far pledged to give up their government-provided health care and purchase their own. But Speaker-elect John Boehner (R-OH) has declined to do so.

In a remarkable instance last month, a Republican doctor from Maryland elected after campaigning against health care reform was reportedly irritated that his government-provided health care would only kick in weeks after he was sworn in.  (This is typical of Republican thinking!)