The great champion of States Rights, His Fairness, Republican Minority Leader John Boehner (OH) is on Capitol Hill prattling about Health Care Reform.
And the more Boehner talks, the bigger the cloud of hypocrisy swirling around him! Because he has the audacity to use states’ rights to argue against Health Care Reform.
According to Congressman Boehner: “This is going to have a dramatic impact on the State’s ability to do what it’s supposed to do… states are the pilot programs in our democracy. You can see what’s working and what isn’t working, and under the Democratic proposal, it’s going to tie the hands of our governors and state legislators.”
I’m sure somebody is not quoting Mr. Boehner correctly. He surely DID NOT SAY STATES HAVE RIGHTS! Really, Mr. Boehner, was it not YOU who voted YES on The Marriage Protection Amendment Bill H J RES 88…a Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage?
It declares that marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. It also prohibits the Constitution or any State constitution from being construed to require that marital status or its legal incidents be conferred upon any union other than that of a man and a woman.
So here he is stripping the rights of States to amend their own Constitution to legalize same-sex marriage, (which he opposes), but apart from that, and anything else that the Boehner doesn’t like, states can have all the rights they want? Which one is it, Mr. Boehner?
I checked online and found this summary of John Boehner’s Voting Record on HealthCare:
• Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
• Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6 Million more kids. (Jan 2008)
• Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
• Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
• Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
• Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
• Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
• Voted NO on allowing re-importation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
• Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
• Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
• Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
• Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
• Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
• Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
If you have health Insurance through your job, and lose that job tomorrow, HOW LONG WILL YOUR COVERAGE LAST? If you find out a few weeks/months later that you have cancer or need some type of surgery, WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT?
Are people just going to sit on the sidelines and hope that somebody else will pick up the phone and tell Boehner and other republicans: “Don’t F— With My Healthcare!
Where the hell are Democrats, letting these self-serving republicans hijack the healthcare debate?
THE COWARDS ARE RUNNING SCARED! They need to remember that: President Obama campaigned on HEALTH CARE REFORM, people listened AND VOTED!
Now I’m not saying that Obama has all the answers. I asked my son’s doctor and he told me the president is headed in the right direction, but the plan is still sketchy. And Expensive…but doing nothing WILL BE MORE EXPENSIVE.
Until I or YOU go to the hospital, and nurses start asking us for our Blue Democrat Party Card or Red Republican Party Card instead of an Insurance card, Democrats and Republicans need to get past the rhetoric and hash it out.