republican hypocrisy

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Incoming GOP congressman wants his free government healthcare now!

    Representative-elect Andy Harris, a Maryland Republican and anesthesiologist, beat his incumbent Democratic opponent by campaigning against the terror of universal socialized medicine. Despite the fact that his opponent voted against healthcare reform, Harris insisted that once elected he would vote to repeal healthcare reform. Now he is elected! And he was shocked to learn that his free, taxpayer-funded, government-run healthcare won't kick in until 28 days after he's sworn in. This made him upset!

    “He stood up and asked the two ladies who were answering questions why it had to take so long, what he would do without 28 days of health care,” said a congressional staffer who saw the exchange. The benefits session, held behind closed doors, drew about 250 freshman members, staffers and family members to the Capitol Visitors Center auditorium late Monday morning,”.
  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    interesting, because when you start at most companies (in a full-time/exempt position) you get health care on the first day. he probably (incorrectly) thought that it wouldn't be any different where the government was concerned, and canceled his previous policy prematurely.

    "salon" appears to take this way, way out of context. but if it makes them feel better after getting such a political whipping, then let 'em have it, I say.
  3. Lucrum


    One more reason congress should NOT have their own separate health or retirement benefits.
  4. i agree with that. lawmakers should have to operate under the same restrictions their votes make the rest of us live under. if nothing else so they can experience the end results of their positions.
  5. Republicans are the biggest group if hypocrites on the planet
  6. you mean like these guys?

    WASHINGTON -- Wealthy businessman Joe Ricketts's mission to rid the country of earmarks and government waste has run into a hurdle: the request by his son, Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts, for $300 million in taxpayer money to help renovate Wrigley Field.
  7. Tom B

    Tom B


    Most people receive a health care benefit as part of their compensation package. In this case, the government is the employer. Once again, vhen is posting intellectually dishonest information.

  8. Yep ,just like those guys
  9. Tom B

    Tom B

    The liberals posting here would have some credibility if they called out the hypocrisy of every one who wants tax rates to increase, yet continues to pay the current rates. The government will accept the higher payments.
  10. you dont see a bit of hyprocisy in someone who runs on dismanteling healthcare legislation for everyone else getting upset when he runs into a small delay in his own government sponsored healthcare?
    #10     Nov 16, 2010