With Dear Leader set to descend upon the masses tonight and lecture us as to why…come to think of it, I have no idea what exactly he’s talking aboot. All I know is that it has something to do with health care, and the networks are actually letting us respond this time. I’ve been on one person crusade for the person giving the response to be Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).
As you may know buy now, I’m a big fans of Ryan’s. He’s young, brilliant when it comes to budgetary and economic matters, and not to mention comes with his own health care reform alternatives. Makes perfect sense, no? Apparently it didn’t to the GOP. They’re going with Charles Boustany.
I know you’re thinking, “John, not THE Charles Boustany!”
Here is JBdotC congressional correspondent John Boehner with more…
House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) announced today that Cong. Charles Boustany (R-LA) will deliver a Republican address following the President’s speech to a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday, September 9th. Boustany, a doctor with more than 20 years of medical experience, has long advocated for reforms that lower health care costs for all Americans and believes that maintaining the doctor-patient relationship must be a critical component of any proposal. “Dr. Boustany has been a tireless advocate for reform that lowers health care costs and expands access for the American people at a price our nation can afford,” Boehner said. “He understands why a Washington bureaucrat – as Democrats have proposed – should never get between a doctor and his patient. I’m pleased Charles has agreed to speak to the American people about a Republican vision for reform and the need for both parties to come together to craft a responsible proposal at a time when people across the country are focused on jobs.”
Earlier this year, Boehner asked Boustany to reach out to Congressional Democrats to find a bipartisan approach to health care reform. Despite Boustany’s efforts, Democrats refused to work with him and other Republicans on a responsible proposal that the American people could support. “As a doctor, I know we must lower costs and improve care, which we can accomplish by focusing on strengthening the doctor-patient relationship and working in a bipartisan way,” said Boustany. “Health care is a kitchen table issue that affects all Americans, and I believe we need an honest discussion about how we come together to fix what’s broken, while building on what works. That’s why I’m pleased the President will speak to Congress tomorrow night, and I look forward to presenting commonsense reforms that Republicans and all Americans can stand behind.”
Let’s just say, I hope this guy works out then the last cat from Lousianna who gave a response to Dear Leader’s speech…