It seems Joe “You Lie” Wilson is exemplifying the epitome of hypocrite.
In 2003 Joe voted with Bush to give health care to illegal immigrants in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. Section 1011 of the bill specifically states: “SEC. 1011. FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT OF EMERGENCY HEALTH SERVICES FURNISHED TO UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS.”
Scroll down to 1011 to read further.
In July 2009, Joe introduced legislation to keep an illegal immigrant in the country.
When Joe Wilson yelled “you lied” at President Obama, it was actually joe Wilson that was lying.
SEC. 246. NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS.
Additionally, the fact is illegals are already covered in hospitals. See section 1011 of H.R. 1 above.
It seems Joe Wilson is against Government run health care for everyone but himself and his family:
Cut the man some slack. He’s passionate! I know this because he told me, in the sole message that blazes across his campaign Web site: JOE WILSON IS PASSIONATE ABOUT STOPPING GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE!
Except that he’s not at least not when it comes to his, and his family’s, government-run health care. As a retired Army National Guard colonel, Wilson gets a lot of benefits (one of which, apparently, was not a full appreciation of the customs, traditions, and courtesies that mandate respect for one’s commander in chief). And with four sons in the armed services, the entire Wilson brood has enjoyed multiple generations of free military medical coverage, known as Tricare."
If that is not enough, “He voted to cut veterans? benefits not his own to make room for President George W. Bush’s tax cuts. He repeatedly voted for budgets that slashed funding to the Veterans Administration and TRICARE. And perhaps most bizarrely, he refused repeatedly to approve Democratic-led initiatives that would have extended TRICARE coverage to all reservists and National Guard members, even though a disproportionate number of them have served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and many lost access to their civilian work benefits when they did so.”
There’s one other notable exception to Wilson’s tough-on-government record: In July, when the health-insurance debate just started heating up, he offered an amendment that would exempt TRICARE from any system of employer mandates in a health-care bill.