Lying Hypocrites

by Don Boudreaux on June 19, 2009

in Risk and Safety

Politicians have no shame.  None.  Here are the first two paragraphs of Betsy McCaughey's article in today's Wall Street Journal:

Last September Sen. Barack Obama promised that under his health-care
proposal "you'll be able to get the same kind of coverage that members
of Congress give themselves." On Monday, President Obama repeated that
promise in a speech to the American Medical Association. It's not true.

The president is barnstorming the nation, urging swift approval of
legislation that is taking shape in Congress. This legislation — the
Affordable Health Choices Act that's being drafted by Sen. Edward
Kennedy's staff and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
— will push Americans into stingy insurance plans with tight,
HMO-style controls. It specifically exempts members of Congress (along
with federal employees; the exemptions are in section 3116).

Lies.  Special privileges.

Par for the course.


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