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House Republicans: Uncomfortable With The Health Care Body Count After All

After Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla) put up the website Names Of The Dead,  the names and stories of those Americans who had to choose death over bankruptcy have been rolling right in, and as I suggested in the Huffington Post back in August, simply reciting plain evidence of the “free market” death toll forms an emphatic and convincing plea for intervention on the public’s behalf.

However, House Republicans didn’t like it when Grayson later read the names of the Republican Representatives and announced the future body count in each Representative’s district.  Republicans attempted and failed to cut Grayson off.

I am glad to see the shills for the insurance industry and the free-market ideologues in the House scramble to cut off a microphone that is ringing out the toll of the status quo in their own districts.  It shows what I always suspected: today’s Republicans aren’t inhuman.  They’re greedy, authoritarian moral slobs — but they have feelings too.

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5 Responses to “House Republicans: Uncomfortable With The Health Care Body Count After All”


  1. 1 Joanaroo
    November 6, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I’m glad that Rep. Grayson has done this! I.’m tired of the GOP claiming to be so much for America yet they don’t give a damn how many of their own country’s citizens die because they can’t afford health care coverage. While the GOP gets their coverage provided by taxpayers. Let the GOP drop their “SOCIALIST” coverage!

  2. 2 Joanaroo
    November 6, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    And the GOP doesn’t like it when an intelligent person tells them facts, yet they love to hear their insurance company pawn Ma and Pa Poorhouse out with their misspelled, racist, false signs at the Tea Thuggery…uh, Party.

  3. November 9, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Florida is redeeming itself here. I may have to revise my opinion that we’d all be better off without it.

  4. 4 Hart Rosen
    March 21, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Warmowski, 3-19-10: “If this is a gift to the insurance companies, then their spending on lobbying and PR against it would be flat or declining. It’s not, it is at a peak.”

    Hilarious. Of course lobbying is peaking. They Are Spending To BUY A FAVORABLE BILL!

  5. March 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

    The word you missed: “against”.

    Also: that’s your experience as a business owner talking, right?

    Oh, wait, no. It’s actually your experience as an internet troll/stalker.

    As I said, your privileges here depend on staying on-topic. There will be no further pastes from other sites from you if you wish to remain.


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