Let’s see – health care reform has a massive loophole allowing illegal immigrants access to coverage. The R’s try to close the loophole:
House Republican Minority Leader John Boehner amplified the complaint that without proof of citizenship, illegal immigrants could be insured.
“There were two opportunities for House Democrats to make clear that illegal immigrants wouldn’t be covered by putting in requirements to show citizenships,” he said. “Both of those amendments were, in fact, rejected.”
During Obama’s address to congress he emphasizes no illegals will have access to the plan. At that point Rep. Joe Wilson (R, S.C.) shouts out “You lie!”… and everyone scolds Wilson for breaking decorum.
Meanwhile, after the public eye is drawn to the matter Dems quietly close the loophole.
In the Senate, Democrats in the so called “Gang of Six,” a group of bipartisan senators on the Senate Finance Committee which is the last panel yet to release its bill, began moving quickly to close the loophole that Wilson helped bring greater attention to.
If you’re keeping score:
– President Obama = poor guy rudely interrupted during his speech.
– Rep. Joe Wilson = bad guy for acting so rudely to the POTUS.
– Congressional Democrats = bastards for trying to spend taxpayer dollars on coverage for illegals while lying to the American people about it.