Greg Sargent has this wonderful catch of a House Democrat who speaks plainly about the hypocrisy of politicians who reject a public option that they themselves receive on the public's dime.
"When I listen to the hysterical descriptions of what is in this legislation, I would remind many members to look at themselves in the mirror. Because what they are presently entitled to as members of Congress is exactly what this legislation is proposing to create for all Americans."
Courtney went on to blast opposition to the public plan as "hogwash," and concluded: "At the end of the day, we must give the people of this country exactly what they give us."
Joe Courtney represents the second congressional district in Connecticut. From the Youtube video:
In 2006, Courtney promised not to accept taxpayer subsidized health insurance, a privilege offered to all Members of Congress, until all Americans have access to affordable and quality coverage.