Give it up, Cherie. You too, Steve

Adam Linker's headline at Progressive Pulse says it all:

Steve Troxler and Cherie Berry get tax-payer funded health insurance while trying to block health care for all North Carolinians

The offices of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry and Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler have confirmed to me that both commissioners are enrolled in the State Health Plan — a tax-payer subsidized plan that requires Berry and Troxler to pay no premium.

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Although Berry and Troxler enjoy tax-payer funded coverage they are trying to kill health reform by claiming that expanding health insurance to low-income North Carolinians is too burdensome for the state.

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So is the State Health Plan too great a burden for North Carolina? If so, I would think Berry and Troxler would drop their coverage on principle.

I join Adam's call for Berry and Troxler to start paying for their own cushy coverage effective immediately. If you agree, add a comment below. Something simple will do like: Got hypocrisy? Start paying for your own damn health coverage.

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Thanks James

You beat me to the cross post.

And no thanks to Berry and Troxler -- we all deserve health care.

Saw a snip on the teevee last night of Berry

trying to push it at a board meeting with the Guv. I was glad that Perdue decided to leave it up to our AG. I was also surprised that Berry and Troxler would actually try to push this assine case. I thought Troxler was more reasonable, but Berry is soaked in Tea!

Dear Elevator Lady,

DO YOUR JOB

--- Willie

Politicians Always Exempt Themselves From Their Laws

Steve Troxler and Cherie Berry get tax-payer funded health insurance while trying to block health care for all North Carolinians

Well I hope this doesn't come as a shock to anyone, but politicians always exempt themselves from the laws they pass. The politicians excluded themselves from the HCR Bill for a reason. Their tax payer funded healthcare is far superior to anything they're forcing on the citizens of this country. Their healthcare perks and the healthcare they passed never were the same. It is like comparing apples to rotten oranges. We ought to demand that all legislation apply to all; professional politician and everyday Citizens, or tell them to go pay for their own insurance without tax payer funding.

Not true...

but I agree they should NEVER be exempted from the laws they pass.

Stan Bozarth

Never say Never..

but politicians always exempt themselves from the laws they pass

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Thinker, "Always", "Never", "Everyone", "Every" etc. Not good to use, mi amigo.

A whole lot of folks (dems and repubs) would love to see the congresspeople and senators in D.C. have to fall under the new HCR rules and provisions without the "special benefits" they get not to mention their pensions after serving only a very short term in office and associated benefits..but that would take "an act of congress"..and we ALL know that's not gonna happen any time soon :)

"Never say Never"..a good quote to remember.

Above the Law?

Thinker, "Always", "Never", "Everyone", "Every" etc. Not good to use, mi amigo.

Agreed, but the point was made. Unfortunately, my choice of "always" is much closer to the truth than "never". This is the reason why professional politicians should be sent home to go get "real" jobs. Only citizens that have a desire to serve their fellow man should serve the public. All laws should apply to all, regardless of station or title. Those serving should do so on their own dime, and not receive compensation. If one isn't successful enough to support themselves while serving, then they ought to go home, get a job, save up their money, and then come back and try again later if they so desire.

Any and all laws that a politician exempts him or herself from is "bad" law. Nobody should be above the law, and especially not politicians!

I have to agree with that !

Only citizens that have a desire to serve their fellow man should serve the public

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You are exactly correct on that one, Mr. Thinker. Sure wish we could find more people like that. Seems like whenever someone is elected to the U.S. House or U.S. Senate, it is a job for life with far and away better working conditions, pay, benefits than those that these people represent in the first place and many will do just about anything to keep their positions, INCLUDING not representing the very people that elected them in the first place.

Which should rule out today's Republicans

Argue with me, but at the gut level I don't see today's Republicans having any interest in serving anyone. They hate government, they ridicule public service, they mock people whose careers have been dedicated to helping others, they celebrate incompetence, and they have no vision of excellence in government at any level.

When a person views government as fundamentally evil, the notion that they should be in charge of government is paradoxical at best ... a bizarre trip through a creepy looking glass.

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We are not amused.

Which is why Cherie Berry is such a freakin' joke

I don't know how she lives with herself, sucking in a public paycheck, doing absolutely nothing of value for the people of North Carolina in any way, shape or form.

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We are not amused.

Yup

When a person views government as fundamentally evil, the notion that they should be in charge of government is paradoxical at best

What else can be said?

Government is a Paradox

When a person views government as fundamentally evil, the notion that they should be in charge of government is paradoxical at best ... a bizarre trip through a creepy looking glass.

History has taught us all that it was the Republicans that brought us our current federal plantation, and it is only lip service, if they claim otherwise. They say it is "evil" all the while growing its size and scope.

Government isn't evil; only those that desire the power to coerce others. Government by its very nature and existence is a force of coercion. It is its fundamental purpose. I would be careful about selectively labeling only half of the professional politicians as dangerous to liberty. It would probably be most prudent to view all those that desire power to coerce others with suspicion. Generally, all professional politicians should be viewed as sociopaths. The thought that government is good, honest and pure, is equally as nonsensical since it is comprised of the very same men and women found among us.

If one's neighbor can lie, steal and cheat, how much more can one engage in similar activity with unfettered power as an elected officeholder. The government prosecutes those involved in ponzi schemes, but are exempted from the same, and even much worse behavior. Are we to believe that lying, stealing, and cheating is OK, just as long as it is executed by government?

Give it back.

All the currently in-office politicians campaigning to repeal health care reform should be required to give up their own public-funded health insurance.

Alternatively, they should at all times carry a sign reading, "Not just a hypocrite, but a dumb one." As the Blue Collar Comedy Tour would say, "Here's your sign."

Dan Besse

Put your money where your mouth is

and do the "right" thing. Cherrie and Steve? You can lead by example or you can spout off partisan talking points like everyone else in the Party of No.

What will it be?

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!