Virginia Foxx (Rep. R-NC) :: Obstructionist Republican Clown
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Virginia Foxx: Health Care Reform Is A Bigger Threat Than "Any Terrorist Right Now In Any Country"
Huffpost: Elyse Siegel: 11/02/09
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) claimed on Monday that health care reform is a bigger threat than terrorism -- the latest incendiary comment from a Republican lawmaker on the supposedly dire consequences of the legislation.
Speaking on the House floor, the North Carolina lawmaker said:
Everywhere I go in my district, people tell me they are frightened. ... I share that fear, and I believe they should be fearful. And I believe the greatest fear that we all should have to our freedom comes from this room -- this very room -- and what may happen later this week in terms of a tax increase bill masquerading as a health care bill. I believe we have more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country.
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Virginia Foxx: Obama Lectured Us. But I Got His Autograph
Flame-throwing conservative Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) was not a big fan of President Barack Obama's appearance before the House Republican caucus retreat on Friday.
The North Carolina Republican categorized it as "another lecture" from Obama. She suggested that "independent fact checkers" were needed to confirm the veracity of "his comments." She insisted, against some countervailing evidence, that her Republican colleagues "asked great questions."
But she also seemed delighted by the fact that she got the president's autograph. Foxx tweeted that she secured Obama's signature and a White House official confirmed her account.
Separately, The Plum Line's Greg Sargent did an interview on Friday afternoon with Frank Luntz, the well-known GOP pollster who was called out by Obama during the GOP retreat. Luntz conceded that the president had the advantage today, confided that he had a laugh with Obama about the call out shortly after the event ended, and urged Republicans to debate him again.
The Law Of The Jungle Prevails Outside The Beltway-- But Not Where Virginia Foxx Gets Her Healthcare Needs Met
Down With Tyranny: 03/16/10
...yesterday she had a town hall meeting in Statesville to disparage her two current bêtes noires, healthcare reform and public education. One of the nearly 200 constituents who turned up was Billy, and he did a guest post for DWT on his experience there.
After Rep. Foxx's health care town hall today, I searched the Constitution to see where it says we taxpayers are supposed to be subsidizing her personal health care insurance. I couldn't find it.
You see, Rep. Foxx says unless something is expressly written in theConstitution, then we the people have no right to want or expect it. In fact, that was the exact question I had for her today (had I been called on). I wanted to know, since she's been a politician for the last 27 years, when was the last time the taxpayers weren't paying for her insurance?
It's fine for Ms. Foxx to stand up there today and tell folks that the people need to handle their own health care costs, that the government can't do anything right (so why even try?) and that our current system is the best in the world, when she lets the government handle her health needs and expects us to hand over our hard-earned dollars not just for our health needs, but for hers too.
Our health system is indeed the greatest in the world. For her. For those of us who aren't on government programs like Medicare or Medicaid, or Tri-Care or the Federal Health Care plan, not so great.
The saddest moment of the day came when a gentleman stood up to talk about how his son had tried for seven years to get government disability due to his cystic fibrosis. This nice man choked up when he recounted how his son had died shortly after he received disability benefits he'd fought so hard for. Ms. Foxx's reply was, "Government shouldn't have been handling this."
Now I thought to myself: if government shouldn't have been handling it, just who does Rep. Foxx thinks should have? Does she honestly believe private insurance was an option? But then, I checked. Indeed, there is nothing in the Constitution about helping out people who have a disability from the coughing, fatigue, pneumonia and pain of cystic fibrosis. In fact, I couldn't find a single one of those words, so I guess, by her view, she's right.
Ms. Foxx says she is all about health care reform. She says we need to do something, and that her idea is to lower health costs by expanding Health Savings Accounts, limiting the ability of people to sue if they have been physically injured through the actions of a hospital or their doctor, and allowing insurance to be purchased across state lines.
Of course all of us know that Health Savings Accounts are mostly justan option for healthy and wealthy families, since a lot of us just don't have the money to pay into one in the first place, and even if we did, we could never be able to save enough to pay for cancer treatments out of pocket.
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49 months ago | reply
This portrait of Rep. Foxx seems to present her in a light that makes her seem less of a bafoon than she actually is.
46 months ago | reply
Snort Laugh! Nice Photoshop work!
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