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Ted Cruz Tells **** Durbin He Isn't On Senate Health Care Plan: Here's Why

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You gotta love the way politicians can dance around an issue or a question.

Ted Cruz Tells **** Durbin He Isn't On Senate Health Care Plan: Here's Why

WASHINGTON -- Toward the end of Ted Cruz's more than 20-hour occupation of the Senate floor Tuesday and Wednesday, Sen. **** Durbin (D-Ill.) tried to pin the GOP senator down.

“Will the senator from Texas for the record tell us now -- and those who watched this debate -- whether he is protected and his family’s protected?” Durbin asked Wednesday morning, repeating a question he'd been trying to get Cruz to answer.

“I’m happy to tell you now I am eligible for it and I am not currently covered under it,” Cruz responded, diverting the conversation to an uninsured diabetic woman that Durbin had mentioned earlier.

Cruz and Durbin debated where the woman would fit in in a health care metaphor Durbin had concocted, with Durbin arguing that while Obamacare might not give her first-class coverage at its lowest level, at least she was on the plane. Cruz put forward that she was stuffed into the baggage compartment.

Daniel Webster vs. Henry Clay it was not, but it did leave the question of Cruz' health care coverage dangling.

"Senator, you and I are blessed to have the best health insurance in America as members of the United States Senate," Durbin said.

Durbin doesn't get out enough. Members of Congress are afforded top-notch, well subsidized health plans, but they're nothing compared with those provided to the people who make the real decisions in the U.S.

Top Wall Street executives get some of the best health coverage on the planet. Cruz's wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, is a regional head of a Goldman Sachs division.

According to a 2009 New York Times report, top executive officers and managing directors at the bank participate in a health care program that costs Goldman more than $40,000 in premiums for each participant’s family annually.****-durbin_n_3992395.html

disclaimer: This article appeared in the Huffington Post, so it never really happened. Ted Cruz is not a US Senator, he did not speak for over 20 hours on the senate floor, and his wife really isn't a wall street executive with top notch health coverage. It's all a ruse.


  • skeeryskeery Posts: 89 Deckhand
    Forgive me please, I am missing your point. Did you even have a point or was dancing politicians supposed to be the point ? If so, which politician was doing the dancing ? Would it be wrong for a senator to use his / her spouses insurance policy that is not funded by tax payers ? Seems that a tax payer should only pay for their own insurance, as should everyone else.
  • ScminnowScminnow Posts: 4,119 Captain
    Socialist and anti capitalist seem to interpret things differently
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