Are some of our folks in Congress schizophrenic or just world-class con artists?
Recently Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN), chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee, tried to pass legislation to continue the bailouts for big insurance corporations, although the House previously sued the Obama administration for bailing out insurance companies and won in federal court.
That’s right, Congress sued and the judge ruled in their favor that these taxpayer bailouts were illegal; but then Alexander incredibly tried to continue the same illegal crony bailouts that they had protested against before. Now, is that hypocrisy or what?
Fortunately, they could not get enough support for new legislation to legalize these subsidies. BTW, they called this process market stabilization or cost-sharing subsidies because that sounds so much better than bailouts.
The legislation may be dead for now, but the Trump administration is still continuing the illegal Obama-era bailouts, despite threatening to stop them anytime soon. Stop the unconstitutional bailouts, Mr. President. It is time to follow through on your threats.
Allen Tharp is President of the San Antonio Tea Party.
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