Via a friend’s email, a luncheon with Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, who represents the Hellmouth. He’s a slimy little weasel, so I’m always happy to see people call him out. By the way, I’ve been to the free clinic he’s talking about, and while they’re good at what they do, they certainly don’t handle serious cases like cancer. It’s immoral of Fitz to pretend they do:
Yesterday Congressman Fitzpatrick had a $100 per plate fundraiser at the (out of district) Huntingdon Valley Country Club. A couple of his constituents came to ask him some questions. He, of course, talked in circles and avoided those questions. He was noticeably flustered. Both constituents have serious health problems and wanted to know how Rep. Fitzpatrick could vote for the Ryan budget (twice) which would cut health care for millions and privatize Medicare all while giving tax breaks to billionaires. Fitzpatrick avoided the questions and told the one gentlemen Dan, who wears a respirator, that he should rely on doctors to donate their services or he should go to the free clinic. Now that’s compassion!
Dan is on his wife’s health insurance plan now but is constantly afraid that she will lost her job and he will have no coverage. Fitzpatrick who has had his own health problems has bragged frequently that he is on his wife’s plan and not the government plan. But unlike Fitzpatrick, Dan cannot go on a taxpayer-funded congressional health plan if his wife loses his job.
After the fundraiser another constituent Walt, tried to ask Fitzpatrick a question about his health care situation but Fitzpatrick left the room to avoid him. He also tried to approach Senator Toomey, who was also there, but Toomey made a beeline for the door. Walt and I approached Fitzpatrick who had retreated to an adjacent room and were reprimanded and kicked out by Fitzpatrick’s campaign manager.