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Why should Congress not take the public option?

Posted: December 11, 2009 4:11 p.m.
Updated: December 13, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Though it is reportedly more unpopular than "Hillarycare" was 20 years ago, the politicians in Washington are working weekends to force through Congress an ill-conceived, un-studied entitlement program.

Incredibly, this "reform" package exempts members of Congress and their dependents from having to join the Democrats' "public option."

If this plan is so needed and unequivocally fair and just to all, why would they hesitate to be subject to the same mandates that they would place on their constituents?

Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, offered an amendment to the House version, which was voted down by Democrats in the Rules Committee.

That would have mandated members of Congress and their dependents must enroll in the government-run "public option."

If it is not good enough for the families of Congress, why should it be good enough for us?


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