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A Democrat congressman from Illinois says when it comes to the health-care reform plan adopted by Congress and signed into law by President Obama, he just doesn’t concern himself with what the Constitution requires.
The comment came in a heated exchange recorded recently between Rep. Phil Hare, D-Ill., and constituents. While being pressed on the complications of the “Obamacare” plan, as critics have dubbed it, he was asked, “Where in the Constitution? I don’t worry about the Constitution on this to be honest,” Hare said.
Instead, he said, he worries about peoples’ lives:
“It’s people’s lives. It’s people’s children. It’s when you take your child to the hospital and you think it’s really bad and your heart is thumping, thumping, thumping while you’re waiting for the doctor to tell you what it is and then the doctor comes out and says it’s going to be ok, except you don’t have insurance and you’re stuck with a $10 or $15,000 bill…”
When the congressman said he doesn’t concern himself with the Constitution, one of those challenging him muttered, “Jackpot, brother.”
“I care more about the people that are dying every day that don’t have health insurance,” Hare said.
“You care more about that than the U.S. Constitution, which you swore to uphold,” a constituent challenged.
“I believe it says we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Hare responded.
Another constituent pointed out those words come from the Declaration of Independence.
“Doesn’t matter to me,” Hare stated. “Either one.”
The unemployment rate is stagnant for the third month in a row at 9.7 percent. A few jobs were created in march, but the figures were significantly lower than expected.
And according to the Heritage Foundation, if you take a look at what jobs were created you’ll find that the very modest job gains are significantly offset by counting a large number of temporary government jobs.
The latest CBS News Poll, conducted between March 29 and April 1, found Americans unhappier than ever with Mr. Obama’s handling of health care – and still worried about the state of the economy.
President Obama’s overall job approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44 percent, down five points from late March, just before the health bill’s passage in the House of Representatives.
Alexi Giannoulias, the Democrat running for President Obama’s Illinois Senate seat, woke up this morning to see his face blazoned across the top of the Chicago Tribune with the headline: “$20 Million In Loans To Felons.”
Broadway Bank, the Giannoulias family bank, has been under scrutiny as it struggles to avoid a federal takeover. Giannoulias’s role at the bank has become a key issue in the Senate race against Republican Rep. Mark Kirk.
A six-year-old girl was stripped and sexually abused by 23 classmates on a daily basis, it has emerged. The child suffered the horrific ordeal at the hands of pupils the same age as her at her primary school in Wales for months.
Her mother has spoken of her shock and horror when her daughter confided in her. She said: “She was telling me things that I think every mother dreads to hear from their daughter.”
Travelers from 14 countries that have been home to terrorists will no longer automatically face extra screening before they fly to the U.S.
Beginning this month, anyone traveling to the U.S. will instead be screened based on specific information about potential terrorist threats, a senior Obama administration official said.
Florida libs are upset with Dr. Jack Cassell for posting an anti-Obama sign in his window. The sign asks patients who voted for Obama to go elsewhere.
The Florida Sentinel reported: A doctor who considers the national health-care overhaul to be bad medicine for the country posted a sign on his office door telling patients who voted for President Barack Obama to seek care “elsewhere.”
The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has not had an adminstrator since President Obama took office, and apparently it will not have one for a while longer.
Obama’s first nominee, Erroll Southers, had to withdraw after it was revealed that he engaged in severe misconduct as an FBI agent and did not testify accurately about that misconduct during his confirmation hearings.