Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers parses the 50 million people who are uninsured as (lazy) "people who don’t bother" or "illegal immigrants."
I voted against her with the wrath of a thousand suns. She got re-elected, despite my best efforts.
Note some highlights:
Spokane is the third-biggest town in WA state. She didn’t have open meetings, rather, closed meetings, with some special interest groups.
"While U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers travels across Eastern Washington discussing health care reform, one of her only stops in Spokane was a closed affair Wednesday in a Browne’s Addition church with invited members of two special-interest groups.
Across the street in Coeur d’Alene Park, nearly 200 people, organized by the liberal political action group MoveOn.org, rallied in support of a public health care option that McMorris Rodgers opposes."
And for the kicker:
"As far as the 47 million uninsured in America, McMorris Rodgers said that number includes illegal immigrants and 18- to 35-year-olds who can afford insurance but just don’t bother."
Notice the not-particularly-subtle xenophobia? She’s speaking to AARP and retired federal workers.
Actually, when I was between the ages of 18 and 35, I had half a dozen surgeries and I gave a big fat damn about whether or not I had health insurance.
OH I HATE HER with the RAGE of a THOUSAND SUNS.