Loc: Alexandria, VA
I guess I, for one, do kind of miss his point. Back when I was employed (as opposed to self-employed ;-), I *never* had healthcare kick-in on the first day in any of the places I worked -- there was always a 15-to-30-day lag. And this was working for both small and large companies ...
So yeah -- kind of had to laugh when I read that he was somehow supposed to be pointing-out how inefficient his government benefits -- which most people working in the private sector would kill to be able to have -- were going to be before he even gets them ...
Yes, I do remember that there is usually a waiting period for it to start, so he is wrong there, but what the naysayers seem to want to spin it into is even though he talked against the health care plan he wanted his piece of the pie anyway. That's not what he wanted. Albeit wrong, he was pointing out the supposed inefficiency of the plan, not complaining because he wanted his share.
This is one reason I don't like RM, or any talking head, she's too sensationalistic. Which is the reason I don't watch much from either side, it's seems like it's all about provoking a reaction to increase ratings, not accuracy of the actual facts.
I do watch Stewart and Colbert, they give it to both sides when called for. All of the rest are too one sided IMO.
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
Ummmm, Politico and several other sources published it first. I'm pretty sure that the Congressional health plan is run very efficiently since none of them complain about it. It's still hypocritical. In all of the companies I've worked, the delay is yearly - when they have open enrollment, if you are lucky enough to be hired within 30-60-90 days of that annual enrollment. The guy is an jerk.
And how do they explain Rand Paul's switcheroo on earmarks? And McConnell's?
It's beginning to look like the only teflon in town is being hoarded by Sarah Palin ... and no one else gets any.
edit: does anyone else think it's pretty funny that a GOP freshman house member, on the FIRST day of orientation, 8 weeks before being sworn into office, needs to have a GOP spokesperson come out to clarify what he said??
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