Skip to comments.Tsongas: I won’t take ObamaCare because I have better options
Posted on 08/10/2009 6:53:20 AM PDT by chessplayer
Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA) manages to answer the question that Keith Ellison (D-MN) and the rest of her Obama-care supporting colleagues in both the House and Senate have avoided. The crowd, however, didnt like the response very much, and lets Tsongas know it. At about the four-minute mark, one of Tsongas peons constitutents asks Tsongas whether she will commit to adopting ObamaCare for her own coverage and give up her so-called Cadillac or gold-played Congressional coverage, and thats when Tsongas suddenly becomes concerned with protecting choice
This dumb Congressional clunker also said ‘ask me what you want to hear and I will tell you’.
The best option would be to throw his arse out of office.
QUOTE TSONGAS: “I wont take ObamaCare because I have better options”
Exactly what the rest of us are saying. Clearly, there is no need for this monstrosity...other than power and control by a bunch of marxist ideologues.
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So far I’m struck by the beginning, where this idiot congresswoman is lecturing that over time all your costs will come down, when she obviously knows nothing about economics or the health care system. And this is after the initial $1.7 TRILLION dollar cost.
They just make it up and they will continue to make it up as people are dying from their plan. They are robots.
that’s their goal.
As the wife of the late Paul Tsongas who was TOTALLY opposed to socialized medicine she should not even be giving this lip service.
She broke the cardinal rule for liberal politicians: Never, ever say what you are really thinking!
This Congresswoman is a good BS artist.
Lies about how you have all the choice then she totally avoided the question about a 5 year phase out of private choices in the bill.
And the huddled masses and the great unwashed will have no options.
We all want the Congressioal healthcare option at the Congresscritter’s price. That’s only fair.
And I want in on their retirement plan also. Does anyone know how “choice” that is?
I was at the event and at one point she clearly stated that she prefers a single payer system but given the political realities the public option is the best we can do for now and that is what she is committed to passing. The comment that drew the biggest boo was that she is a federal govt employe....there were shouts of ‘You work for us’. She is in a safe district and runs unopposed in ultra liberal Massachussets so she can say what she wants to.
You have to shake your head in disbelief when you see what morons the people of Ma. have sent, and continue to send to congress. What is in the water up there?
Tsongas at least has the guts to hold town halls and her staff actually is polite. None of the other reps in MA have town halls because they all run unopposed and win in this one party state. It is the Kennedy factor, too many over educated ivy league derelicts, the abortion issue, lots of college students, a disdain for the south and general elitism and condescension that combine to make it a one party state. The state legislature is 90% democrats and all federal reps are democrat as is the governor. There is no Republican Party to speak of and MA is essentially a lost cause for anything remotely conservative.
Of course, the possibility that they might not be the overlords never occured to them. The Russian intellectual elite thought they would be the new czar, then look what happened, they all go shot.
Zero might implement the system, but there is always a Stalin waiting to take over.
Yes, every leftist I’ve talked to about the consequences of what they’re promoting has said essentially the same thing: “it won’t affect me”.
Tsongas has no clue what the health care reform bill contains. None. She just rattles off Nazi Pelosi’s talking points and ignores the actual content. Scary!
I’ll vote for ANYBODY ELSE to fill her seat. Anybody! The town drunk, a leper, an avowed Communist who at least admits what he really is ... anybody!
THROW THEM ALL OUT!!
remember Tsongas took over for her late husband.
Much like the placeholder wife politicians of yesteryear.
All animals are equal. Some are more equal than others.
Welcome the rise of America’s Politburo.
Ditto a couple of emotional wrecks I work with say the exact same thing.
I have said this for years...they pass these jobs around like inherited property. And if we knew how many was related to each other it would be even more scary ie brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws and on and on.
What was the one guy talking about with the head of the teaparty movement and medicare fraud?
I’m not convinced zero isn’t Stalin yet.
GDO. It’s in the bible.
And that’s just the ELECTED positions. If you add in the plum civil service jobs, it’s far far worse.
A genealogy chart for congress and principal staff would be very interesting.
I know who you are talking about. There is no central head of the tea party movement and the libs refuse to believe that organic movements can happen. There is in fact a guy that was indicted for massive medicaid fraud and there is a link to him and one tea party. However it is an absurd stretch to link all the tea parties to this guys. I have been to tea parties in MA, NJ and TX and they are all local home grown activist citizens that are sick of the coming socialism. Since all the left protest movements are centrally controlled they assume that it must be so for conservatives as well. It really displays their view of the average American as incapable of thinking and taking the initiative to protest. I say let the libs self destruct on this path and essentially wage war with the average American citizen.
I’m not saying Zero is Stalin, I just mean that while he believes he is as good as Stalin, he is actually paving the way for one to take over.
No one really saw Stalin coming. Lenin noticed, but by the the idiot had already created the party, put it in power, and then set the stage for Stalin to come.
If someone like Stalin takes over, whihc will happen if Zero is allowed to continue to make this country a mess, then there will be a Stalin who will ruthlessly purge the Democrats, and not for the benefit of these black racists.