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September 25, 2009

STUPID GOP HOUSE WHIP TRICKS

Brent Budowsky, The Hill - House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) wins the award for why Republican favorable numbers on healthcare are barely above 20 percent. Mr. Cantor was recently asked what a woman with stomach cancer should do if she did not have the insurance to pay huge medical costs. Here is the Cantor plan for middle-income Americans who may have lost their health insurance after being laid off by a company whose CEO might be making a million dollars a year. First, she should sell all of her lifetime possessions to desperately pay humongous medical costs, with the side benefit that this would make her poor, and therefore qualify for health programs for the poor that many Republicans don't support. If this fails, Mr. Cantor advises the woman to do this: beg. The Cantor Plan envisions a middle-class woman made poor by layoffs, cancer and skyrocketing healthcare costs begging for charity as a last resort.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Boffin said...

I call BS on this one. Here's the link to the blog post: (correct author name is Brent Budowsky)

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/lawmaker-news/60141-republican-leader-to-cancer-victim-beg-for-charity

Who is Budowski? Why aren't there any quotations from Cantor? This is Poisoning The Well, and not improving the discussion.

September 25, 2009 6:03 PM  
Anonymous up yours said...

I say YOU are bs. You're one of the insurance co. stooges pretending to care about choice when all you really care about is your stock price and kissing your boss's ass.

September 25, 2009 9:39 PM  

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