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Tea Party Freshman Walks the Talk

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By Doug Powers  •  December 27, 2010 01:28 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Who better to understand and make decisions on what’s in the best interest of the private sector than a member of Congress who forces himself to live in it as much as possible? I know many politicians find that concept more horrifying than getting mouth-to-mouth resuscitation from Henry Waxman, but at least one is giving it a try.

From The Blaze:

A newly-elected GOP Rep. announced that he is refusing the congressional health insurance plan in a show of solidarity with the American people.

Rep-elect Joe Walsh (R-IL) told the New York Times that he will stick to his Tea Party roots and decline the government health care provided to members of congress.

“I don’t think congressmen should get pensions or cushy health care plans,” he said. But it‘s a decision that’s not being welcomed by everyone in his family. Walsh’s wife has a pre-existing medical condition, and she’ll now be charged with the difficult task of finding a plan on the open market.

Walsh joins two other Republicans in declining the government’s health plan. So far, incoming Reps. Bobby Schilling (IL) and Mike Kelly (PA) have made similar decisions.

If this spreads throughout Congress by choice or by force of necessity, Joe Walsh will win the eternal support of the ordinary, average guy (sorry). The only way the bloated government machine can be made smaller and more efficient will be if members of Congress like Walsh submit to some personal sacrifice during the dismantling process. The usual modus operandi inside the Beltway is to demand that everybody else do the sacrificing while the DC porkers get fatter and fatter. Kudos, Rep. Walsh, and good luck.

You may remember Walsh from a pre-election debate where much of the crowd, in direct disobedience of the League of Women’s Voters moderator (and former ACORN worker — shocker), stood for an unauthorized Pledge of Allegiance:

Speaking of the Tea Party, did you see the Time Magazine piece that forsees the Tea Party breaking up like The Beatles? Ridiculous. I don’t know a single Tea Partier who would even consider dating Yoko.

**Written by Doug Powers

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