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Folks, I'm delighted to be working with the good folks at CREDO on this, and... even more delighted that this thing is taking off like a rocket.  Check it out, and if you like it, please support it and spread the word.  

The letter from these 4 Dems is frankly (IMHO) a thing of genius, and we need to keep this going as long as possible.  It exposes such an obvious, blatant case of McConnell and Boehner taking hypocrisy "to an 11", and if these boneheads really want to try to repeal health care reform... we need to make this our mantra.  

Details here, and pasted below.  Spread the word!

(cross-posted from CREDO Action)

For 2 years, GOP leaders in Congress fought tooth and nail to oppose health care reform. They did their best to keep tens of millions without coverage, decrying any effort to help citizens as "socialist," "fascist" or some other equally baffling "ist." And incredibly, they are now talking about repealing it.

And yet, when it comes to their own coverage, Republicans in Congress are not only using government-sponsored health care, they are whining about having to wait for it.

Well, four brave members of Congress are calling GOP leaders on their hypocrisy, demanding they practice what they preach, and calling on them to give up their government-sponsored health care:

Four members -- Joe Crowley (NY), Linda Sanchez (CA), Donna Edwards (MD), and Tim Ryan (OH) -- are rounding up signatures for a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker-to-be John Boehner, encouraging them to press their members to refuse their federal health benefits based on the same principles underlying their opposition to health care reform.

"It is amazing that your members would complain about not having health care coverage for a few weeks, even after campaigning to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which will help provide coverage to millions of Americans who find themselves without health insurance for months or even years," the letter reads. "It begs the question: how many members of the Republican conference will be forgoing the employer-subsidized FEHBP coverage and experiencing what so many Americans find themselves forced to face? If your conference wants to deny millions of Americans affordable health care, your members should walk that walk."

We couldn't agree more. Write McConnell and Boehner today, and ask them if they will practice what they preach - and ask other GOP members to do the same.

Originally posted to Hlinko on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 05:47 PM PST.


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