Dems decry Wilson outburst - then close illegal's loophole in bill

Rick Moran
This is too rich in irony to pass up.

Poor Joe Wilson is being absolutely skewered by the left over his ill-timed outburst against President Obama during his speech Wednesday night. Now Democratic senators are going back to the Baucus bill and fixing what Wilson was screaming about.

That's right. Democrats are proving Obama really is a liar, says Fox News:

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.

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."

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.

Perhaps all this sturm and drang by Democrats over Wilson is a smokescreen to hide the fact that he was right and the president was lying about health care reform bills denying illegal immigrants access to government health care. They certainly are making a stink, aren't they? My my, but it crosses the mind that if liberals got half as outraged about terrorists, the war would be over. Instead, we learn that Wilson took caffeine pills to stay awake, that he and his family enjoy government insurance through the military,  and that he's some kind of neo-confederate, closet Kluxer - or something.

So it turns out that Wilson may be ill-mannered - but dead on right.






This is too rich in irony to pass up.

Poor Joe Wilson is being absolutely skewered by the left over his ill-timed outburst against President Obama during his speech Wednesday night. Now Democratic senators are going back to the Baucus bill and fixing what Wilson was screaming about.

That's right. Democrats are proving Obama really is a liar, says Fox News:

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.

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."

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.

Perhaps all this sturm and drang by Democrats over Wilson is a smokescreen to hide the fact that he was right and the president was lying about health care reform bills denying illegal immigrants access to government health care. They certainly are making a stink, aren't they? My my, but it crosses the mind that if liberals got half as outraged about terrorists, the war would be over. Instead, we learn that Wilson took caffeine pills to stay awake, that he and his family enjoy government insurance through the military,  and that he's some kind of neo-confederate, closet Kluxer - or something.

So it turns out that Wilson may be ill-mannered - but dead on right.