Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Interesting Poll

TPM reports on a PPP poll (pdf) of Republican and Democrat voters in the wake of the 2010 midterms.

It reveals that a solid majority -- 58% -- of Republican voters believe that incoming congressional Republicans who ran against health-care reform in order to win the election should forgo their government health-care benefits when they reach office. Independents say the same thing at a respectable 56% majority. A 46% plurality of Democrats reached the same conclusion.

This has become an issue because incoming freshman Republican Andy Harris of Maryland, who was a very vocal critic of HCR, complained because his government-paid health-care benefits didn't kick in quickly enough.

What do you think? Do you have a problem with anti-HCR congressmen and women taking government health-care benefits after reaching office? Personally, I think they should take the benefits, realize how good the care is under their plan, and then give themselves an enema with their own anti-HCR rhetoric.

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