Thursday, September 10, 2009

Is Rep. Joe Wilson Correct?

During President Barack Hussein Obama's speech to Congress September 9, 2009, he made the claim that the healthcare bill would not extend coverage to illegal aliens. Reacting emotionally, Representative Joe Wilson, R-SC, called the President a liar. Maybe the moment wasn't proper but Rep. Wilson only said what is on the minds of millions of citizens.

While Democrats, libs and other polpigs decry Rep. Wilson's actions, they are not addressing whether or not Rep. Wilson was correct in his accusation. According to CNN, there is a some degree of truth to the claim that illegal aliens will be covered.

While the report found that federal subsidies to obtain health coverage would be restricted to U.S. citizens and legal residents, it also noted that the bill does not specify a citizenship verification system, something that critics say creates a loophole for undocumented immigrants to receive subsidies anyway. [Full Story]

Given that both the Senate and House versions of a healthcare bill run to more than a 1000 pages each, and that it is written in the particular style used by lawyers and politicians to obfuscate, it is doubtful that most of the members of Congress or the mainstream media have even read either bill in their entirety. Perhaps that is why there does not seem to be a rush to defend Obama's comments. Perhaps the lack of defense is because nowhere in either bill is there a specific clause banning illegal aliens from receiving taxpayer funded healthcare and in D.C., what isn't said is just as important as what is said.

Instead of defending Obama, the talking heads and polpigs chose to attack Rep. Wilson for calling Obama a "liar". These are the same voices that had nothing to say when Speaker Pelosi called American citizens engaged in lawful and peaceful protest, "nazis".

Could Joe Wilson have chosen a better time and place for his comment? Sure, but for now there is no irrefutable proof that he was wrong.


Anonymous Antielf said...

I wish he wouldn't have apologized.

Also interesting that Nasty Pelosi said that "it's time to move along." Oh? Why? So as not to draw too much attention because Rep. Wilson is onto something?


BTW: Hear anything lately about Rep. Rangel's tax problems? Why no focus on that anymore? Or the bribing of the ethics (ahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahaahaha) committee?

6:56 PM  
Blogger RStar23 said...

or about the dims moves to bring back the fairness doctrine or the war in Afgan. or the tax problems of the head of the Tres. dept or cap and trade or Dept of Homeland Security labeling returning vets (our troops) as potential terrorists any other number of issues.

Obama and Congress have got to go, the sooner the better.

8:55 PM  

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