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Head of FreedomWorks Has Public Health Care – Why Shouldn’t You?

Posted in 1 with tags , , , on September 20, 2009 by Bitch Slap Poli

Cracker jack reporter Bill Moyers has been shedding more light on the issue of health care reform. This time he’s exposing some of the leaders of the protests for what they really are – recipients of the same public health care they say isn’t a good option for the rest of America.

Dick Armey is a chairman of FreedomWorks, one of the key orchestrators of the Tea Party bus that went across the country and also the 9/12 march on Washington – all done in the name of stopping health care reform and letting angry voters (i.e. McCain / Palin supporters) repeat the misleading information that Armey and others have told them in hopes that the ideas would somehow catch on with the less angry, more rational population.

Bill Moyer has done a good job at pointing out how flawed and hypocritical Armey’s message has been:

Armey Also Wants to Privatize Medicare – But He Doesn’t Want Medicare Himself

If you watched the video you’ll note that Dick Armey liked his publicly supplied, tax payer supported health care so much he didn’t want to have to switch to Medicare, he wanted to stay on it. But at the moment he legally can’t so I assume he’s having to cover his own health insurance.

One thing Moyer didn’t mention is that Armey is trying to take this very same health care that many seniors do find to be their best option and turn it over to the private sector. Ah, hello that’s why the government stepped in and created Medicare, because private, for-profit health insurance providers didn’t provide an affordable option that covered the needs of seniors.

However, Armey does profit nicely to promote those ideas even if privatizing Medicare is better for the health insurers than American citizens.

But hey, as a lobbyist against health care reform we were just paying for his health care not his salary of hundreds of thousands a year to keep us from having what he’s now fighting to get back for himself – publicly provided health care.

Oh and BTW – the lobbying firm that Armey was a partner of until last month, DLA Piper, it worked for:

  • AIG
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Merrill Lynch

All big recipients of TARP funds which Armey now criticizes as a government hand out and has used as an example of out of control government spending. Even worse is his ignoring that it was the Bush administration who administered that government spending, not the current administration.