Democrat Alan Grayson wants us to know he was being “tongue in cheek” with his remarks that the Republicans want people to “die quickly.” After all, he was just using the line that Democrats were using all along and what is now written in the health care bill that has passed the Senate Finance Committee.
The only “economist” representative cannot seem to see what $829-trillion dollars over ten years will do to the economy. Especially your personal economy since you will be fined for not having health insurance in addition to the increased taxes you will have to bear.
“The health care reform plan working its way through the U.S. Senate now includes a proposal that requires young and healthy Americans to either buy health insurance or pay a $750 annual penalty for not having it,” says a Rasmussen Reports article. A fine which is opposed by 55% of those polled.
50% of Americans still oppose the health care plan.
The Florida congressman tried to make sure a health care town hall meeting he hosted Monday night didn’t turn into a debate about his recent remarks that Republicans want sick people to “die quickly.” He mostly succeeded.
When the House floor speech that’s given him national attention came up almost immediately, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson dismissed the subject, saying, “My time is limited tonight and I’m not going to debate politics, I’m going to debate health care.”
The first-term congressman then answered a string of questions from people opposed to health care reform, supporters and the undecided. Absent was the over-the-top rhetoric that has made him a YouTube sensation. And the crowd was mostly civil and supportive of the congressman that Republicans accuse of incivility.
But then the subject came up again about half way through 90 minute meeting, and he gave in and explained why two weeks ago he said, “If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this: Die quickly. That’s right. The Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick.”
And he doesn’t have to apologize, according to Comrade Pelosi, as so many Republicans have done before him.