A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan takes a month to kick in.
Republican Andy Harris, an anesthesiologist who defeated freshman Democrat Frank Kratovil on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, reacted incredulously when informed that federal law mandated that his government-subsidized health care policy would take effect on Feb. 1 – 28 days after his Jan. 3rd swearing-in.
“Although he voted against Obamacare, Mr. Kratovil refuses to commit to its repeal. Dr. Harris understands that the Obama-Pelosi-Hoyer agenda threatens to pull the plug on America's long-term health," Harris said in an Oct. 30 statement. "In Washington, I will never vote to raise taxes, I will fight to repeal health-care reform, and I will work to balance the budget."
Oh, boo hoo, crybaby Republican. In my book, what's obviously good for you has to be good for your constituents. Of course, you still stand by your commitment to repeal the health care bill. It's just unAmerican that the rest of the country have access to health care. Why, only the rich and protected classes should have these types of "amenities." They certainly weren't meant for average Americans, right?
Read the rest of the piece at Politico. Obviously, he was against it before he was for it, but after he gets it, he'll be against it.
Banging. Head. On. Keyboard.