Joe Wilson Voted to Provide Taxpayer Money for Illegal Immigrants’ Healthcare + Lie to Say Illegals Not Insured by Health Reform?

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Updated: Sept 13, 2009 added video

by Donny Shaw
September 11, 2009

On Wednesday night, Rep. Joe Wilson [R, SC-2], shouted “You lie!” at President Obama when he said that the healthcare bill would not cover illegal immigrants. “The supporters of the government takeover of healthcare and liberals who want to give healthcare to illegals are using my opposition as an excuse to distract from the critical questions being raised about this poorly conceived plan,” Wilson said the next day in a campaign fundraising video.

However, in 2003, Wilson voted to provide federal funds for illegal immigrants’ healthcare. The vote came on the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, which contained Sec. 1011 authorizing $250,000 annually between 2003 and 2008 for government reimbursements to hospitals who provide treatment for uninsured illegal immigrants. The program has been extended through 2009 and there is currently a bipartisan bill in Congress to make it permanent.

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Real Time With Bill Maher: Anthony Weiner + New Rules

Updated: Oct. 3, 2009 revised post as previous videos were unavailable.

HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher: Episode Guide: Episode 167

September 11, 2009

Guests: Rep. Anthony Weiner D-NY; Kathy Griffin, comedian; Paul Rieckhoff, author and veterans advocate; Rajiv Chandrasekaran, journalist; Richard Clarke, fmr. counter-terrorism czar

HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher: Episode Guide: Episode 167

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Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment: Joe Wilson, You’re Wrong!

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September 10, 2009

On the night after Rep. Joe Wilson shouted “You Lie” at President Obama during an address to Congress, Keith Olbermann devotes a “Special Comment” to the Congressman, and mocked his apology.

“You embarrassed your district, you embarrassed your nation… and you were wrong!”

Olbermann said “Wrong-Way Wilson” “made himself look like an uninformed eight-year-old screaming at an adult.”

He also comments on how “stupid” certain Republican talking heads have made the party look. “The time has come to rise up and take this country back, to again make it safe for people who actually completed the seventh grade.”

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John Nichols wants to Impeach Bush and Cheney! (video)

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John Nichols, writer for The Nation a…

John Nichols, writer for The Nation and author of The Genius of Impeachment, discusses the history and reasons for the impeachment process as invisioned by our founding fathers.