New Tea Party Congressman To Refuse Healthcare

I don’t know much about him but from what I have read thus far… I really, really like him!  Too often we’ve seen Congressmen run great campaigns, full of fiscal responsibility, conservative principles and ethics, and then get to Washington DC and forget everything that they campaigned on. However, there are several new Congressman joining DC soon that are starting out on the right step and have decided to put their money where their mouths are!

Via The Blaze:

A newly-elected GOP Rep. announced that he is refusing the congressional health insurance plan in a show of solidarity with the American people.

Rep-elect Joe Walsh (R-IL) told the New York Times that he will stick to his Tea Party roots and decline the government health care provided to members of congress.

“I don’t think congressmen should get pensions or cushy health care plans,” he said. But it‘s a decision that’s not being welcomed by everyone in his family. Walsh’s wife has a pre-existing medical condition, and she’ll now be charged with the difficult task of finding a plan on the open market.

Walsh joins two other Republicans in declining the government’s health plan. So far, incoming Reps. Bobby Schilling (IL) and Mike Kelly (PA) have made similar decisions.

But Walsh’s decision is in lockstep with some of his other positions. He’s a staunch fiscal conservative who wants serious entitlement reform, is hoping to repeal Obamacare, and is even against the recent tax-rate deal.

“We cut taxes, raised spending and contributed to the deficit,” he said of the deal. “Republicans should have held out for something better.”

That, along with the rejection of health care, may be politically incorrect. But Walsh doesn’t care.

“I’m going to D.C. absolutely prepared to lose in two years.”

Good for him!!!!

About The Author: Brittany Pounders is a conservative political commentator, blogger, and freelancer. She is a frequent guest columnist for The Toronto Sun, and can be heard through many different radio and media outlets such as The Blaze Radio Network, The Chris Salcedo Show, The Ed Dean Radio Show, has appeared on The Glenn Beck Show and regularly on cable news channels, including NewsmaxTv, One America News Network, America Trends, and the Fox News with Neil Cavuto. She resides in Texas with her husband and is raising three of the finest little people in the world. Follow her on… Facebook or @LibertyBritt

  • DARB

    Do not feel so Bad for Him and His Wife. He can get Insurance through the State run Plan same as any person that lives in Illinois with Pre Health Conditions.
    My Wife and I do and I am unemployed and we Both have Pre Health Conditions in Missouri and Missouri has Higher Premiums than Illinois.
    This is plan is just to Play on the People's Emotions for Him. If We had Free Insurance in this Country we all would be better off, not just a fews Rich and Well Off.

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