These people don’t even try to hide their hypocrisy anymore:
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.
“He stood up and asked the two ladies who were answering questions why it had to take so long, what he would do without 28 days of health care,” said a congressional staffer who saw the exchange. The benefits session, held behind closed doors, drew about 250 freshman members, staffers and family members to the Capitol Visitors Center auditorium late Monday morning,”.
Even Joe Scarborough ended up calling this guy out this morning:
Transcript (via Think Progress):
SCARBOROUGH: Seriously? If you had to talk about that, go whisper to the House administrator. And by the way, I think he’s a doctor? He says, ‘what do I do?’ COBRA, it’s called COBRA, for three weeks. You’ll get over it, dude. I mean, come’n man! Can you believe that?
‘No, the federal government should not be in charge of our health care? No, it’s socialism when the federal government is in charge of our health care! My hair is on fire! Oh, oh, oh, oh!’
Where is my government run health care? Seriously? So I guess he was against government-run health care before he was for it. Or maybe he’s just saying that Congressmen should have it, but working-class people shouldn’t? I’m so confused!
Aren’t you glad you voted these people in America?