Hey, I thought this teabagging excuse for a Congressman was just going to say “No” again over healthcare reform. But now I read in FortBendNow that he “favors a plan.”
“I will continue to urge my colleagues to put forth a plan that ensures personal decisions, not government run health care,” Olson said. “And I will not support a plan that raises taxes on small businesses or individuals”
Olson seems to imply that the healthcare system is broken and needs reform of some type. Just not reform offered by the majority party.
A majority party elected by a majority of Americans.
A majority of Americans that favor health care reform in the same numbers that elected Barack Obama and all of those congressmen.
Yep, according to this USA Today/Gallup Poll released last July 14th, 56% of Americans favor healthcare reform. 53% of Americans voted Democratic in 2008. The same poll says that 71% of those who identify themselves as Republicans (a diminishing number these days) were against healthcare reform.
That is where I thought Pete Olson was, but no, FortBendNow says that he wants a plan.
Or so he says.
Frankly, I think he was speaking to those 55% of Independents and that 23% of Republicans who favor healthcare reform. He knows he’s got those who oppose healthcare reform in the bag but not necessarily the ones who favor it.
And in CD 22, which is bluing up with each passing election, saying that you favor some form of healthcare reform could mean the difference between being a one-term Congressman and getting vested in the federal pension plan.