Daily Archives: July 21, 2009

Congress R’s and Blue Dogs: Give Up Your Government Health Insurance

The middle-class needs protection from health care bankruptcy now.
The middle-class needs protection from health care bankruptcy now.

In the ultimate act of moral and political hypocrisy, Congressional Republicans and so-called “blue dog” Democrats rail against “government controlled health care,” while enjoying the benefits of gold-plated government-controlled health care.

Here is the site where Federal workers get to choose from dozens of health care plans. We should only have such choices. (But we’re schmucks, you know, who are so much better off with the free market.) Members of Congress also receive benefits above and beyond “normal” federal employees, with a pharmacy and clinic on site at the Capitol.
Any opponent of the so-called “public option,” like the long-overdue for retirement Jim DeMint of South Carolina, the always despicable Lindsey Graham and the pasty-faced liar Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, should voluntarily surrender their Congressional health care plans. Since they are so insistent that only the private sector is capable of delivering value, let’s give them vouchers, and let them voluntarily source their health insurance from the private sector instead of the government.
Put your health care where your mouth is, Senators DeMint and Graham. I understand Aetna offers “excellent” individual policies — like the ones that your politicking leaves me and my family “free” to buy.
Get with the program today, fellow, and start supporting the free market. Otherwise, your consituents might start suspecting you of socialisim, or of not being “natural-born American citizens.”