More Democrat Hypocrisy on Obamacare … Mandated healthcare for thee, not for me.
US Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) who has been a staunch supporter of Obamacare and has stated in the past that he and the law were one, now states that a waiver would be the best medicine for New York. What happened to one of the most outspoken and vocal, impassioned cheerleaders of Obamacare? It would appear that Weiner has had his own John Kerry moment. Talk about your Democrat hypocrisy from one of Obama’s biggest proponents. Of course, as Flopping Aces aptly states, what is good for his district is quite a different story than what Weiner would inflict upon others.
Weiner, who is likely to run for mayor of New York, said that because of the city’s special health care infrastructure, his office was looking into alternatives that might make more sense. Weiner is one of the health care law’s biggest supporters; during the debate leading up to reform, he was one of the last holdouts in Congress for the public option.
“The president said, ‘If you have better ideas that can accomplish the same thing, go for it,’” said Weiner. “I’m in the process now of trying to see if we can take [President Barack Obama] up on it in the city of New York, … and I’m taking a look at all of the money we spend in Medicaid and Medicare and maybe New York City can come up with a better plan.”
New York is one of two states that pass on Medicaid expenses to cities and localities, so “the city winds up having an enormous Medicaid expense,” Weiner said.
As those at Michelle Malkin remind us … didn’t Weiner say last year that “the bill and I were one?” If Obamacare is such a great law, why are so many looking for ways to avoid it, including the laws biggest supporters?