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How dare Rep. Wilson accuse the president of lying!!! Ignore the fact he was right and only now are we closing the loophole

September 10, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
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I am so glad that Joe Wilson yelled during the speech.  The Republicans tried several times to put in amendments to get this loophole fixed, but it was rejected by the Dems each and every time.  Now, that Rep. Wilson brought the eyes of America on it, suddenly the Dems are working to fix it.

Great job, Joe.  You should never have apologized.

The apologies are out of the way and the offense forgiven. But the underlying policy argument remains, after a Congressman drew fire from both sides of the aisle for his outburst during President Obama’s speech Wednesday.

Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., was criticized for interrupting Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress to accuse the president of lying about his health care reform plan prohibiting coverage for illegal immigrants. Wilson quickly apologized, and the White House accepted the apology.

Wilson apologized again Thursday morning, though he also says a massive loophole could wind up in the health care bill: no requirement to prove citizenship for health care coverage.

Among three House committees to pass bills for health reform, only one expressly bans federal funding for proving health coverage to illegal immigrants.

"The Congressional Research Service has indicated that indeed the bills that are before Congress would include illegal aliens," Wilson said. "And I think this is wrong."

Indeed, the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service study found that the House health care bill does not restrict illegal immigrants from receiving health care coverage.

Rep. Wilson Outburst Leads Senate Dems to Close Loophole in Health Reform Bill – Political News – FOXNews.com

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