Sunday, December 27th, 2009   7:06 am | Author: chris | Health/Medical, Politics/Government | Add Comment
that was Orrin Hatch’s defense when confronted with the question of why he and the Republicans in control voted in 2003 for the Medicare drug program that will cost over half a trillion dollars over 10 years. “It was standard practice not to pay for things”. Hatch actually said this.
Can you say major hypocrites?
He added ”We were concerned about it, because it certainly added to the deficit, no question.” but he says it was OK because it “has done a lot of good.”
I guess insuring an additional 30 million Americans under the proposed bill does not qualify as “doing good”.
talkingpointsmemo points out that when all the Republicans voted for this measure in 2003 that “With no new taxes or spending offsets accompanying the Medicare drug program, the cost has been added to the federal debt.”
Adding to the deficit is the number one issue for Republicans with the health care reform bill, yet in 2003 when ..continue reading