Friday, September 11, 2009

Tennessee's Corker is "all heart"

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, a Republican, dismissed President Obama's health care speech as "full of platitudes." (See below)

Easy for him to say that. Corker is one of the richest of our U.S. senators. No health insurance concerns for him.

But what about his constituents, the people of Tennessee? Most of us are not as rich as he is. Nor do we have access to the health care options availabe to him as a U.S. senator.

What about "government: of the people, by the people, for the people...," Senator Corker?

A side note about the rich from Wiki Quotes:

Ernest Hemingway is responsible for a famous misquotation of (F. Scott) Fitzgerald's. According to Hemingway, a conversation between him and Fitzgerald went:

Fitzgerald: The rich are different than you and me.
Hemingway: Yes, they have more money.

This never actually happened; it is a retelling of an actual encounter between Hemingway and Mary Colum, which went as follows:

Hemingway: I am getting to know the rich.
Colum: I think you’ll find the only difference between the rich and other people is that the rich have more money.

The full quotation is found in Fitzgerald's words in his short story "The Rich Boy" (1926), paragraph 3:

"Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft, where we are hard, cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand."

Unlike the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) , it appears that our wealthy Republican senators, Corker and Lamar Alexander) have no concern whatsoever about those of us "born not rich." This also appears to be the case with Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) who represents one of the wealthiest districts in the United States (in Williamson County, TN).

Tennesssee delegation hears different things in speech | | The Tennessean

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MickeyWhite said...

Federal Government Health care is not a right and is not constitutional, the Republican Congress in 2003 that decided to subsidize private health insurers under Medicaid Advantage, which costs taxpayers an average of 13 percent more per beneficiary than the government-run program. The same Republican Congress passed the prescription drug benefit add-on to Medicare that President George W. Bush so enthusiastically championed, creating the largest expansion of the welfare state since LBJ’s “Great Society.”

And now the Republicans have announced from the Republican National Committee, a brand new “Health Care Bill of Rights for Seniors.”

Will it ever end.

Prescription Drug Benefit.
The final version (conference report) of H.R. 1 would create a prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. Beginning in 2006, prescription coverage would be available to seniors through private insurers for a monthly premium estimated at $35. There would be a $250 annual deductible, then 75 percent of drug costs up to $2,250 would be reimbursed. Drug costs greater than $2,250 would not be covered until out-ofpocket expenses exceeded $3,600, after which 95 percent of drug costs would be reimbursed. Low-income recipients would receive more subsidies than other seniors by paying lower premiums, having smaller deductibles, and making lower co-payments for each prescription. The total cost of the new prescription drug benefit would be limited to the $400 billion that Congress had budgeted earlier this year for the first 10 years of this new entitlement program. The House adopted the conference report on H.R. 1 on November 22, 2003 by a vote of 220 to 215 (Roll Call 669).
Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR this bill.
108-2 (Source: The New American, December 29, 2003)
Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
See her unconstitutional votes at :

Artemisa's Granddaughter said...

Hey, MickeyWhite, thanks for reading my blog and commenting on it. Perhaps I'll respond to it in length, later. It is long and packed with opinions and assertions. BTW, how did you happen upon my blog?

MickeyWhite said...

I am on a mission to straighten people out about Marsha "Queen of Pork" Blackburn.
Thanks for the Howdy!