On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment courtesy of Congressman Tom Coburn that would require all Members and their staffs to enroll in any new government-run health plan. It took me less than a minute to sign up to require our congressmen and senators to drink at the same trough--three cheers for Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana!
Congressman John Fleming (Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same healthcare plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt).
Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and sign his petition (very simple - just first, last and email). I have immediately done just that at:
Please urge as many people as you can to do the same.
If Congress forces this on the American people, the Congressmen should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves and their families. To do otherwise is the height of hypocrisy.
Republican, Democrat or Independant; I think we can all agree that if Congress is going to pass laws that effect the country, they too should have to live by those laws! I for one and sick and tired of the double standards.