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Does Rep. McClanahan Support Obamacare?

January 21st, 2010 by MarkTwain · No Comments

“Our government is wasting money on bad planning when we could be saving money with coverage that makes sense. We’re wasting $5,000 at the emergency room when a five-dollar prescription the week before could have prevented the problem. That must change, and I know how to do it.”

Representative Rebecca McClanahan, D-Kirksville, missed yesterday’s vote on HCR18, a resolution which urged Missouri’s congressional delegation to vote against the Pelosi/Obama health care bill. Was she avoiding putting her opinion on record?

McClanahan was the only out-state Democrat not to vote to express her disapproval of the health care proposal due to her absence. Was she trying to keep this from becoming a campaign issue by taking a day “absent with leave”?

If her absence was only a way to avoid putting her opinion on record, she should be ashamed of herself. Her constituents have a right to know where she stands on all of the issues, not just the ones that make her reelection prospects safe.

Related:

Rasmussen Reports: Just 30% Now Say Health Care Reform Is Goal Obama Most Likely to Achieve

H/T:News36KTRMTV
Missouri state Representative Rebecca McClanahan (D-Kirksville) and former Missouri state Representative Judy Baker came to Truman [University] to inform the public and debunk misconceptions about health reform.

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  • 1 Shawn // Jan 21, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Rumor has it that the DCCC is trying to recruit her to run against Blaine… maybe thats why she skipped the vote

  • 2 Zach // Jan 23, 2010 at 4:32 am

    I have heard that rumor as well. She is going to have a hard time getting re-elected in the 2nd District. There is a 25 year old Republican that just returned from serving 6.5 years in the military running against her.

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