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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Insurance Mafia Punishes Wayward Congressman

At least they didn’t break his legs. YET.

Rep. Anh Cao (R—Louisiana) was the only Republican in the House to vote for the Democratic health care reform bill. Cao’s district is heavily Democratic; he was William Jefferson’s replacement. His constituents told him to vote Yes on health care reform; Vinnie and Luigi told him to vote No. What to do.

Since his treasonous Yes vote, Cao’s political bribes, er, “campaign contributions,” have dropped by 40 percent. You happy now, Commie? That’ll teach you to snub the HMOsa Nostra. Watch your back.

And just how wealthy is the Insurance Mafia? They’re sooo well-off — one of their “companies” paid more than a million dollars a year to 39 of its highest ranking thugs.

Yes, that would be WellPoint, which owns Anthem Blue Cross. Million-dollar bonuses, mansions, yachts, luxury company “retreats” — What was the secret of their success? All they had to do was drop coverage for tens of thousands of sick people. Ah, the rewards of hard work.

Henry Waxman said: “Corporate executives at WellPoint are thriving, but its policyholders are paying the price.”

If you have a loved one who died from lack of medical care — thank a Republican.

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12 Comments:

Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Looks to me as though Speaker Pelosi ought to turn on the charm and see if she can flip Rep. Anh Cao. That would put us even for that Alabama DINO who flipped last fall.

February 24, 2010 at 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Yeah. I can sure see why those healthscare cretins are willing to shoot someone to protect those corporate profits.

February 24, 2010 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

I posted on the WellPoint fiasco too Tom, what a bunch of no good profiteers, health care for profit, it's just obscene.

February 24, 2010 at 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Don't forget all the lobbyists hitting him up too. Last I heard there are about 20 lobbyists for every one member in both houses. That is an insane number. That money they are using to fight this guy and others could be used for, well..maybe something like health care for people. I don't know, maybe I am being too needy, wanting them to do the job that constituents put them in office for. He is in a heavy dem district though, I think +13 or so. I don't see him jumping to our side any time soon SW.

February 24, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

There's an insightful episode of House in which an insurance company executive says something like, "you can go ahead and call me a rich bastard as long as I stay rich."

February 24, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Suzan said...

Thanks for staying on top of this for us, Tom.

Is there no way we can retaliate against these gangsters?

Maybe we can make our own list of names (who are handsomely recompensed as they cut benefits and raise the cost of insurance - like Anthem did 39%) and advertise them heavily in their home communities and among the larger insured populations?

SHAME THEM!!!

Something's got to be done to get the point across that you just don't act this was in a civilized society!

Thsnks again, pal.

S
__________

February 24, 2010 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: That would work for me. Since he's representing a heavily Democratic district, it should work for him too.

JR: They've got a lucrative thing going. The more sick people they can toss onto the garbage heap, the more money they make.

Holte: In some countries, assholes like that would be jailed or executed.

Jess: I've heard that same figure; or something similar. Twenty lobbyists for every congressperson --gee, I wonder why our government is so corrupt.

Thomas: I'm sure that's their attitude; aka "crying all the way to the bank."

Suzan: The "retaliation" part sounds more and more tempting. Or shaming them with TV ads in their own districts. Something has to be done before these robber barons take down the whole country.

Anonymous (4 comments not published): OK, enough is enough. Go take a shit somewhere else.

February 24, 2010 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

What the deuce is wrong with you Tom? These people are the cream of America. We should be proud to die for them. Hell, I for one am honored to reduce my benefits so that they can maintain their lifestyle. What is good for the insurance industry is good for Amurica!

February 24, 2010 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

jadadj: You're right; now that I've thought it through, I'd gladly make any sacrifice required to enable the lifestyles of these great achievers.

February 24, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Suzan, shaming them is a nice thought. But I'm afraid their greed trumps any faint trace of greed left in them.

February 24, 2010 at 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Wolfe Tone said...

Mr. Harper,

I like your style.

For what it's worth, you're now on my blogroll.

February 24, 2010 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: You're probably right. Feelings like shame and embarrassment are probably beyond those self-absorbed sociopaths.

Wolfe Tone: Thanks. Your blog looks interesting. I've been to Alaska (a long time ago); I'm glad to see there are some liberals there. I'll link to your site too.

February 24, 2010 at 11:56 PM  

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