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Rep. Burgess puts ideology over people

Speaking of the health insurance of millions of Americans:

“If you ask someone to give up something, there will be resentment,” said Representative Michael C. Burgess, Republican of Texas and chairman of the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health. But, he added, “If that claims my congressional career, so be it. It will be worth it to me to have effected this change.” (NY Times, 3/11/17)

I’m not sure if this is the kind of cheap posturing someone in an invincibly gerrymandered district thinks makes good theater, or if he is really serious that he cares more about taking away health insurance for millions than he does about his congressional career.

In any case Rep. Burgess can’t loose. He’ll be fine either way. Once he is done with public service he can start really earning big bucks in lobbying. His constituents, on the other hand, would be wise to hold him accountable for his votes.

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