Republican Brooks Wicker is really stretching today, blaming Congressman John Yarmuth for Humana’s decision to can 2,500 people and hire on contract workers to replace those fired.
Check out part of his latest press release:
John Yarmuth has been a vocal supporter of the Pelosi-Reid health care takeover the Democrats tried to jam through Congress before voters in Boston took action. Mr. Yarmuth has even stated that he was going to vote for the bill “even if it cost him his job”. Well, here is the evidence that it should cost him his job.
Health care reform is necessary, but the right kind of reform. We do not need to completely scrap a system that works for the majority of Americans. Instead, we should fix the parts that are broken to lower costs for everyone. The drastic proposals in the Pelosi-Reid bill, which Mr. Yarmuth so vocally supported, are not the answer.
Humana’s struggles show yet again just how Mr. Yarmuth is out of touch with the needs of his district.
Here’s a tip for Wicker: educate yourself before speaking publicly. Medicare Advantage plans, which are not Medicare, don’t cover a “majority of Americans.”
Apparently Wicker isn’t as familiar with John Yarmuth’s relationship with Humana as he should be. Suggesting that Yarmuth stands in lock-step with Speaker Pelosi isn’t just silly, it’s not a claim based in reality. At least not on the health care front.
If candidates think they’ve worthy of receiving our votes, it would behoove them to tell us about themselves rather than lob empty partisan attacks. Maybe Wicker could tell us how he plans to fix health care? If Yarmuth is the devil, why is Wicker the coming savior? Inquiring minds want to know.