Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), member of the Education and Labor Committee, today released the following statement after the president announced his final health care plan:
"The Washington liberal majority has selective hearing on health care. This is most recently highlighted today with the president's announcement of his final health care plan that ignores the will of the American people.
"You would think after record-breaking town hall meetings, an unprecedented House Call on Washington, and elections in Massachusetts, Virginia, and New Jersey, that congressional leaders and the administration would wake up and tune in. Instead of working across the aisle to agree on health care elements that will make health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans, the president is determined to push a job-killing government takeover of health care. This is a blatant dismissal of the American people's preference.
"Adding salt to the wound, the president has elected to consider using divisive maneuvers developed behind Washington's closed-doors to pass this partisan legislation. The bottom line is that the path is no better than the plan itself," said Congressman Joe Wilson.