by Kevin Foley
“I know in your mind you can think of times when America was attacked,” growled Rep. Mike Kelly, a tea party congressman from Pennsylvania. “One is December 7th ...the other is September 11th. I want you to remember August 1st, 2012, the attack on religious freedom...a day that will live in infamy, along with those other dates.”
What happened on August 1st that was as horrific as Pearl Harbor and 9-11?
On that day 47 million American women began to have access to free preventative health services as part of a new provision in the Affordable Care Act, that’s what.
Kelly is among the far right demagogues in hysterics over a plan that will ultimately lower heath care costs for individuals and the country.
The former car salesman’s not concerned about freedom. He’s worried millions of voters are feeling the positive effects of ACA. The last thing he and the rest of the do-nothing Republicans in congress want is Americans benefiting from a program they vehemently opposed.
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