Friday, August 21, 2009

Rep. Fleming: Congress Should Lead By Example, Enroll Themselves in Post-Office Style Medicine

Representative John Fleming (R-LA): As a physician, I am amazed at the number of bureaucrats in this House who are quick to claim a government-run health care plan is the reform this country needs. In response to this, I have offered House Resolution 615 that will offer members of Congress an opportunity to put their money where their mouth is, and urge their colleagues who vote for legislation creating a government-run health care plan to lead by example and enroll themselves in the same public plan.

Originally posted at Carpe Diem.


At 8/21/2009 9:28 AM, Anonymous DickyTutts said...

Great stuff - although Barney Frank would love to attend a low cost clinic and hang out in the men's room looking for a good time if you ya know what i mean...

At 8/21/2009 9:59 AM, Blogger bob wright said...

So here's the joke of the day.

A U-S Congressman was seated next to a little girl on the airplane when the Congressman turned to her and said, “Let’s talk. I’ve heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to the congressman, “What would you like to talk about?”

“Oh, I don’t know,” said the congressman. “How about national health care or the banking crisis?” and he smiles.

“OK,” she said. “Those could be interesting and timely topics. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?”

The Congressman, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”

To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss health care when you don’t know crap?”

At 8/21/2009 10:03 AM, Anonymous janet said...

And do not exempt union members from Obamacare either. I cannot think of anything that reaks of sewage more then this scam on the American people.

At 8/21/2009 10:13 AM, Anonymous Dennis said...

I worked for the government for 34 years. As a retiree, I was able to continue my health insurance into retirement and that costs me about $200 a month. Currently (I live in Montana) I have a choice of about 12 different plans, all offering a different mix of services. Federal employees in Idaho have a choice of 14 plans and D.C. has 16. The mail carriers insurance is the premium plan a federal employee can get and has only been available to other than postal employees for, I believe, about 20 years. I can't afford it. The Congressman is, of course, opting for the gold-plated plan.

At 8/21/2009 3:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should they use the public option? They don't even send their kids to public school. We are developing into a two tiered system.

I can't get over the fact that the USA is evolving in to a USSR like society - the power elites and the rest of society.

We know how that ended.


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