On Obama’s 100th day in office the House passed the budget with absolutely zero yes Republican votes, continuing their run as the party of NO.
In addition, John McCain boasted about voting against the confirmation of Kathleen Sebelius to be Secretary of Health and Human services on Twitter:
voted against Sebelius – already moving toward socialized car companies, we don’t need socialized medicine!
What’s ironic about this is that one of the things that is killing the US auto industry is the cost of providing health benefits for their retirees. So if we had fixed our out-of-control and insanely expensive health insurance system, maybe the car companies wouldn’t have needed to get bailed out in the first place.
But what makes this even more ironic is McCain saying “WE don’t need socialized medicine”. McCain has been the beneficiary of this kind of health coverage all of his life. He was born, after all, in a military hospital (in Panama no less, but do any wing-nuts question his presidential qualifications?), grew up getting all his care on military bases, then switched to getting Congressional health care from the government. Gee, that “socialized medicine” must really be terrible!
I also need to point out the repeated false characterization of Obama’s health care proposal as “socialized medicine”. This is another case where the Republicans figure if they repeat something often enough, people will believe it. Nobody is proposing socializing doctors or hospitals. Obama isn’t even proposing a “single-payer government-run system” (like they have in Canada or England).
So when McCain says “WE” he really means is “I’ve got mine; the rest of you peasants can just rot.” Who needs a secretary of Health and Human services? I already get my free flu medicine from the government, who cares about you?
Incidentally, I’m very impressed that McCain is actually using Twitter. Welcome to the innertubes! And there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that his Twitter status is “still a loser”.