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The Sheer Arrogance of Rep. Waxman

Do as I say, not as I do. I don't know any other way to explain the sheer arrogance of Henry Waxman.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman says Congress does not have to join the government health care.

You, maybe. But not them.

So he's fine foisting this health care monstrosity on us, just not Congress. Waxman says members of Congress do not have to join the public option government health plan.

That's sort of like the short order cook at a diner saying, "I wouldn't eat this slop I’m making." So, I can only assume, this health care is slop. Because if it was so great, so promising, so perfect, so delicious, Waxman would be waxing prophetic about it, and switching to it.

But he's not, is he?

He's not leaving his very nice congressional health plan, is he? He's not bolting from a plan that gives him plenty of options and pretty much covers all those options, is he? No, he wants to stick with his. I can’t blame him.

And he wants to stick this thing with us. For that I do blame him.

That should tell you something.

I'd have had more respect for him if he added, "OK, we'll see how it goes with you taxpayer guinea pigs. And if none of you die, we might consider it for ourselves." That was sort of like the king with his food tasters. If none of them choke on what they're eating, only then will his lordship try what they're eating.

Pardon me while I vomit.

I'm telling you, that's all you need to know. They've seen the sausage being made. And they don’t want it. They don't want the sausage. Now, guess who's getting the sausage? Food for thought.

By the way, we called Congressman Waxman’s office — no call back

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