Thursday, May 26, 2011

Go Away And Die Quietly

We've got a Meet The Politician twofer today.

First up, Rep. Rob Woodall (R - I've Got Mine).

Rep Rob was holding a townhall in his home district and defending his vote on the Paul Ryan "Let's Eliminate Medicare" Budget.  At least one resident disagreed with Rep Rob's policy stance.
A Woodall constituent raised a practical obstacle to obtaining coverage in the private market within the confines of an employer-based health insurance system: What happens when you retire?
 "The private corporation that I retired from does not give medical benefits to retirees," the woman told the congressman in video captured a local Patch reporter in Dacula, Ga.

"Hear yourself, ma'am. Hear yourself," Woodall told the woman. "You want the government to take care of you, because your employer decided not to take care of you. My question is, 'When do I decide I'm going to take care of me?'"

Second up we have everyone's favorite #2 man, Rep. Eric Cantor (R - storms, plagues and pestilence).  Eric's caring soul is more than willing to come up with money to help the survivors in Joplin, MO, just so long as we make cuts elsewhere to pay for it.  Maybe the residents of Joplin can voluntarily give up their medicare to get some food and water.
“if there is support for a supplemental , it would be accompanied by support for having pay-fors to that supplemental.”

Despite both men being uncaring pricks out to protect the good fortune of rich white men that pay their salaries donate to their campaigns, it is almost refreshing to see such honesty.

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