Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WATCH, READ: Rep. Dr. Seuss Gosar On House Floor Talking About Repealing "Obamacare Sham"

Rep.-Dr. Paul Gosar (R-CD1) took to the House floor yesterday to support the repeal of Obamacare (aka Affordable Care Act).  He made his 40-second speech in the format that the late Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) might have used had he been in Congress and radically revised his political views*.

Here is the transcript, as written up by Arizona's Politics (apologies if formatting doesn't match the stylings of Drs. Seuss or Gosar):
Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the resolution, 6079.  The Court said Congress can impose new taxes and the individual mandate is constitutional as a tax.  And, as Dr. Seuss would rhyme: 
If it walks like a tax, talks like a tax and quacks like a tax,
the Supreme Court will tell us surely it is a tax. 
And so it did.
Maybe we can serve it with green eggs and ham.
Uncle Sam, I still don't think Americans will like this Obamacare sham.
Uncle Sam, loyal to patient-centered choice I am.
And as the ledgers on exploding costs are already showing this and the courts declare that day,
A tax burden is what Obamacare (is), and Americans remain in dismay.

* Here's an amusing anecdote about Mr. Geisel/Dr. Seuss:
Ron Lamothe: Geisel moved to La Jolla in 1948-49, following the years during and immediately after WWII when he lived and worked in Hollywood. La Jolla did not change Dr. Seuss. In fact, there's a story that's told that when he first went to register to vote in La Jolla some Republican friends called him over to where they were registering voters, but Ted said, "You my friends are over there, but I am going over here [to the Democratic registration]." And that's how, I've been told, he became "the first designated Democrat in La Jolla."

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