Now before you write off all the citizens of northeast Texas as a bunch of Louie-Gohmert-like yahoos, realize that, thanks to the Republicans forcing an odd, mid-decade redistricting in 2004 (which should have been declared illegal but wasn't), Louie Gohmert became the first Republican since Reconstruction to represent northeast Texas.
Still, after he got elected in 2004, he was re-elected, and re-elected, and re-elected, and re-elected. Maybe this time the people of that area will rise up and say "Enough!"
It's fascinating to me to think that this guy graduated from the Baylor College of Law. He went in as an idiot and came out as an educated idiot. Walt, what's up with Baylor?
Who’s the Dumbest Man in Congress? I Think We Have a Winner.
by Bob Cesca
Let’s be perfectly clear about this from the beginning. Congress is not “exempt” from Obamacare. The idea that members of Congress are somehow exempt from the law is possibly one of the grossest lies foisted upon the American public in the last several years. Indeed, members of Congress have no choice but to sign up for a health insurance policy through the Affordable Care Act. That’s the opposite of exempt.
H.R. 3590: D) MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN THE EXCHANGE.— (i) REQUIREMENT.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, after the effective date of this subtitle, the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff with respect to their service as a Member of Congress or congressional staff shall be health plans that are— (I) created under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act); or (II) offered through an Exchange established under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act).
“On January 1st, when millions of Americans will likely lose their employers’ contribution to their health insurance, I will refuse to receive that same subsidy. It also means I will have to pay a substantial penalty or ‘tax,’ but I cannot in good conscience accept the subsidy when so many Americans have lost their insurance altogether because of ObamaCare.”
And yesterday, he elaborated:
“Other people are going to see what I did when I looked into health insurance for my wife and me: that the deductible rate, it doubled, about $3,000 to $6,000, and our policy was going to go from about $300 to about $1,500 a month,” he said in a recent radio interview, according to the Dallas Morning News. “I actually don’t have insurance right now, so thank you very much, Obamacare.”