Progressives Demand Whiney GOP Lawmaker Drop Gov. Health Plan (Video)
November 22, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—A progressive advocacy group is taking direct aim at hypocritical Republican lawmakers who vow to repeal the new health care reform law, while benefiting from government taxpayer-funded health plans as members of Congress. The group, Americans United For Change is targeting the poster boy for repeal hypocrisy, Congressman-elect Andy Harris (R-MD), who whined and complained about not receiving his government coverage fast enough. The group put out an ad, called “America Got Scammed” that calls for Harris to either opt out of his health plan, or stop denying coverage to the rest of us. “Tell Andy Harris: “Drop It or Stop It,” the ad demands.
The text on the web ad further urges Harris to “Drop your-taxpayer-funded health care or stop trying to repeal reform of millions for Americans.”
The voice-over tells voters to call Harris and demand that he “stop whining” about his fully-paid for government health coverage, when millions of Americans go without quality and affordable care.
“Our new congressman Andy Harris vowed to repeal the new health reform law during the campaign, So, what was the first thing Andy Harris did when he got to Washington? Harris complained that he wasn’t getting his new government provided health care fast enough. Say what?
“Call Congressman Harris and tell him to stop whining about his health care and start fighting for ours. If he wants to deny Maryland families quality affordable health care tell him to start with his own.”
The quite effective ad is part of a larger petition campaign to call attention to the shameless hypocrisy of Republican lawmakers, who campaigned on repealing health care reform.
“Tell the Republicans they have no more right to health care than we do. Tell them to drop the coverage they get through the government or stop this cynical, politically motivated attempt to take it away from the American people, reads the AmericaGotScammed website.
H/T The Washington Post’s Plum Line