Today, a chapter of the grassroots group of billionaire health insurance executives, the Billionaires for Wealthcare, headed down to our nation’s Capitol. Why? To thank the teabaggers assembled by Michele Bachmann and most of the Republican Party for their support – protesting so hard to preserve the right to put profits over people.
They chanted, they sang, they drank champagne. And then they headed into the halls of Congress to serenade the lobbyists and Congressmen, who were right then having lunch in the Capitol cafeteria.
Check it out:
The Billionaires singled out particular Representatives at the event for their service:
- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R – MN) – who has taken $200,000 in campaign donations from health care interests
- Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) – who has taken $2.4 million
- Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) – $1.3 million
- Rep. Scott Garret (R-NJ) – $240,000
They spent some time glad-handing with Randall Terry, and got an inexplicable thumbs up from Congressman Keith Ellison, who represents just about everything they abhor.
It was a stirring display of patriotism – thousands of teabagging citizens arrayed on the Capitol grounds, just ready to yell that their Representatives. And dozens of Republican Members of Congress, who’ve done so well doing the insurance industry’s bidding. All in all, a good time was had by all.