Just like a lying Democrat, Bill Owens the Democrat winner of the NY 23rd District special election race for the U.s. House of Representatives, was sworn in and minutes later abandoned his campaign promises. Today he will vote for PelosiCare.
Owens was against a public option – that was “then,” and “then” was during the campaigning period. According to The Gouverneur Times, he now supports PelosiCare:
A spokesman for Congressman Owens indicated correctly that Mr. Owens
had recanted his solid position against public option later in the
campaign, clarifying that he did not wish public option to be a ‘litmus
test’ for the Health Reform bill and that on Oct. 30th, several days
prior to the election, in a debate had stated that he generally
supported the public option as it was now written (at that time.)
Owens also indicated during his campaign that he was firmly opposed to
cutting Medicare benefits, taxing health care benefits, and increased
taxes on the middle class in any way as you can see clearly in the
screenshot below, taken directly from Mr. Owens’ campaign website.
Obviously, Owen needed to lie to win the election. This is a good sign for the November 2, 2010 House race when Owen will have to defend his ascendancy to Capitol Hill, probably facing off with conservative Doug Hoffman.
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