Dems Triple Dog Dare Teaparty GOP Congressmen to Forgo their Government Health Care first
It’s a triple dog dare of a magnitude that hasn’t been seen since Flick got his tongue stuck to a flagpole. Will the newly elected tea party congresscritters forgo their exceptional government sponsored health care? Will they hypocritically accept it while working to take away health care provisions that cover millions of young americans working in restaurants, bars, retail, and hotels to scrape a living?
A group of House Democrats has released a letter to Republican congressional leaders calling on them to announce which of their members will be forgoing their congressional benefit health insurance (which is subsidized by the government) in light of their party’s opposition to health care reform overhaul legislation.
“If your conference wants to deny millions of Americans affordable health care, your members should walk that walk,” four Democrats write in the letter, which is addressed to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and House Republican leader John Boehner. “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.”
According to the letter, the federal government pays more than $10,000 of the premiums of each member of Congress who has a family policy under the most selected plan