He is the worst GOP Congressman in the nation. Unlike the world’s most interesting man, people do not like him. Unlike the world’s most interesting man, he does not have any solutions, only really bad ideas. Unlike the world’s most interesting man, he is the problem, not the solution.
Who is the worst GOP Congressman and what is he doing?
The worst GOP Congressman is Charles Boustany. What is he doing? He is busy ignoring the real problems in Washington, in favor of faux solutions to problems the government created.
Every year, Congress wrestles with something they call the Doc Fix. That is trying to avoid cutting Doctor’s payments for Medicare. The problem is of course that Medicare, being a government program is very badly run. Of course, the phrases ‘government program’ and ‘badly run’ are synonymous.
Boustany, who is a Doctor, wants to make sure Doctors keep getting government money and wants to screw a group he does not like, namely lawyers. Boustany is working on a proposal that would impose unconstitutional Federal tort reform, claiming the savings from this would be enough to fund the Doc Fix.
To say Boustany is not the sharpest knife in the drawer is an understatement. Let’s hope he’s a better Doctor than he is a congressman. Otherwise, I don’t care if I am dying keep him away from me.
Memo to the not so bright Congressman: There is no constitutional amendment that provides that Doctors are supposed to receive government transfer payments. There is an Amendment to the Constitution that guarantees the right to a civil jury trial. That is the 7th Amendment. Our founding fathers thought that was so important that it is the only one of the Amendments we call the Bill of Rights that was passed unanimously.
There is a scientific term for Boustany’s claim that shoving unconstitutional federal tort reform down our throats so that it would pay for the Doc Fix.
It is called MSU. That stands for making stuff up. His claims have the same credibility as Obama’s claims of “jobs saved.”
Boustany has never read the Constitution. He simply wants to protect members of his club, which in this case are bad doctors.
Boustany is simply the worst GOP Congressman and it is not just on this issue. He voted with Nancy Pelosi to raise his own salary. Can I get a job where I get to vote to raise my own salary?
He has repeatedly voted to raise the debt ceiling. Gee didn’t Nancy Pelosi do that too?
He has voted for Obama’s cash for clunkers program, CISPA, the Internet censorship bill. He voted to fund Planned Parenthood. Wait, didn’t Nancy Pelosi do that too?
He voted for the Bank Bailouts as well as the Export Import bank reauthorization (and massive expansion). Wait, didn’t Nancy Pelosi do that too?
He voted for over $3 billion dollars in “green energy” subsidies. Can anyone say Solyndra? Say, didn’t Nancy Pelosi do that too?
He originally signed Americans for Tax Reform’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge, and then reneged on his promise last year, saying he wanted “flexibility.”
Boustany is the only Republican Congressman from Louisiana who is not a member of the Tea Party Caucus or the Republican Study Committee. But then again why should he be? He votes more like Nancy Pelosi than he does a Republican.
In DC, Boustany is known as Boehner’s water boy.
Louisiana lost a Congressional District this past year so the powers that be in Louisiana drew Boustany’s district so that Tea Party Freshman Jeff Landry is now in his district. Landry will now face Boustany in November in Louisiana’s “jungle” primary.
Jeff Landry is a strong conservative who has read the Constitution. He has fought increases in the debt ceiling, spending and fought for the ability of Americans to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico so we can have energy independence.
The Congressional race between the worst GOP Congressman, Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry may be the most important Congressional race this fall. Boustany is allegedly a Republican whose views are more inline with that of Nancy Pelosi than those of the Tea Party. Jeff Landry is a Tea Party hero.
We need to make sure one of them is returned to Congress and that is not the worst GOP Congressman.
Real Americans, like Jeff Landry, thirst for freedom. Charles Boustany has no clue what that means. He is simply another worthless politician.
This fall, stay thirsty my friends.
Solution - vote him our November 6th. Problem solved.
How can you define this creap as the worst congressperson. Yes he is bad. REAL BAD. But worse than or more
corrupt than Pelosi, Boxer, Clark, Rangel? Come on..
The worst GOP Congressman. Please read the article.
Doctors deserve to be paid for their time.
Lawyers are to blame for many wrongs in our society. Enough said.
You are correct. I worked hard to get the useless Jo Bonner replaced with a Tea party candidate. He dropped from
80% of the vote to 56% in the Republican primary. We are hoping that this will be his last term. He is serving as chairman
of the (NO) Ethics Committee.
Tort Reform NOW! we need loser pays! less lawyers will be a very good thing make it cost "them" something instead of always costing the doctors or the business communities!
No we don't. Our founding fathers could have put loser pays in the Constitution when they did the 7th Amendment. They did not. THey understood the purpose and value of the civil justice system.
Two things our founders never anticipated: corrupt, greedy lawyers, and communist run labor unions. Had they done it, they would have followed Shakespeare's thinking on lawyers. And they would have added a "right to work" amendment in the Constitution.
But the idea Congress can't regulate lawyers, and stop nuisance lawsuits, is not just wrong, it's hateful.
We need tort reform now.
I hope the trail lawyers lobby is paying you well to further erode the little credibility that you have.
the 7th amendment is federal, not State.
I can't care LESS about unconstitutional laws, doctrines, or judicial rulings. Those have NO force of law whatsoever. If you mean "oh my look how these unlawful things are being done," I and many others have repeatedly spoken of that. However, it is WELL PAST time States, Governors, State Attorneys General, Sheriffs, and We The People STOP obeying and allowing enforcement of UNLAWFUL acts etc.
It it high time we OBEY constitutions and valid laws. DISOBEY and/or IGNORE the rest!
Let the tyrants and thugs try to enforce their unlawful acts on We the Millions!
I don't know Congressman Charles Boustany, and he may indeed be the worst Congressman there is. That said, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Jusdson, I know you come up with some stupid posts, and have supported some of the worst of the worst ideas, like Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich for President, but are you trying to tell people that TORT REFORM is unconstitutional? REALLY?
Judson, TORT REFORM is the ONLY answer to reforming America's screwed up health care mess.
Just look to Texas. Texas used to be the law suit capital of the planet. Every ambulance chaser in the country had an office here. The Texas legislature passed sweeping tort reforms and guess what? Over 9000 doctors moved to Texas. Our health care is second to none. Hospitals are growing, rather than closing up shop. Doctors are now able to actually treat patients, rather than worrying about covering their butts if they are sued.
I recently had a heart attack. I was lucky, less than a mile from the hospital to start with. But once I got there, the treatment was immediate, and wonderful. After a couple of basic tests to confirm, I was in surgery and fixed up. No fuss, no muss. In and out and I never felt better.
And this is a big, busy hospital. And the bill was reasonable.
That's what tort reform does.
The idea that the federal government doesn't have the right to regulate the ambulance chaser industry is downright idiotic!
Again, Congressman Boustany may be the worst human being that ever breathed, for all I know, but from the tone of your rant, it seems more like you are shilling for corrupt lawyers rather than Conservatism and common sense.
You can trace many of the things in our society that are screwed, that cost too much, and many of the losses of Liberty and Freedom, back to trial lawyers and their greed. We need MAJOR tort reform, not just for medial issues, but for society as a whole.
You know what they call a million lawyers at the bottom of the sea? A damned good start!
What would have happened if your heart doctor repaired the wrong valve? Oops, I guess you would just be out of luck. What about the case a friend of mine just tired. The doctor operated on the WRONG disk. Do you think he should have a case or should we just let Doctors get away with malpractice?
Oh, and it was the Doctors and Insurance companies that helped give us Obamacare. The trial lawyers are still fighting Obamacare. I think I'll side with the trial lawyers on this.