No Insurance for Republicans?
In a great Republican Irony - the Republican House Leadership would not be able to not find affordable insurance under their own proposal. The six Republican legislators have an average the age of 52 and, as a group, are more susceptible to cardiovascular disease, different cancers, high blood pressure, and a host of other chronic diseases. Their Republican healthcare alternative would permit insurers to discriminate against them and price these Republican leaders out of the market. Off with their healthcare!
How many teabaggers would have showed up in Washington without Right-Wing Billionaire David Koch helping to pay for 40 buses to haul them free of charge to the anti healthcare rally organized by Rep. Michele Bachmann? Inquiring minds want to know, but given that 40 subsidized busses showed up it may be that without the help of millionaires and billionaires, Michelle would have been talking to a dozen hardcore true believers.
Ellen Tauscher gave you a bad quote of Steny Hoyer. He's not saying he doesn't have the votes. He's saying that the obstructionist Republicans are offering so many bogus amendments that the final vote will have to be pusehd back to Tuesday.