Steny Hoyer: “There’s No Way I Can Vote For This Craptacular Health Bill”

Of course, he didn’t actually say that, but, that is the meaning

A participant at the town hall meeting that was held in Waldorf, Md., asked Hoyer if he believed the health care bill would cause a “tax increase or an increase to the deficit?”

“Neither,” Hoyer replied.

“The fact of the matter is, though,” he added, a moment later, “that on this bill, we have said, a) it will be paid for. It will be paid for. And if it’s not paid for, I’m not going to vote for it.”

So, he’s saying that if taxes need to be increase and/or it increases the deficit, he won’t vote “aye” for it. Anyone think he will hold true to what he said, especially since

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), in a July 17 assessment, estimated that the House Ways and Means Committee’s health care legislation would increase the deficit by $239 billion over 10 years even if taxes were raised by $583 billion.

You know, Intrade should have a “broken promise” category for politicians. Of course, if you were betting that a politician would break said promise, people wouldn’t get much money back.

Meanwhile, CNS News has another article up which is reiterating the sweeping powers and control that House bill, H.R. 3200, would give to whomever the president appoints as Health Choices Commissioner. Much of this we already know, but, just remember, when the ObamaCare CongressCare (Barry did outsource it, after all) is discussed by media talking heads and others on the left, they always say “hey, we really do not know the details, because there are many competing versions.” But, HR 3200 was the one they were going to attempt to ram through prior to the melt down.

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