No Ambulance For You!

A Health Nazi threatens citizens with cut emergency medical services if they don't approve a referendum in November proposing a hefty ambulance fee. The fee would add $300 - $800 per ambulance ride.

I thought Obamacare was supposed to solve all our Healthcare problems?

If voters reject the fee, Ike Leggett extorts:

107 fire and rescue positions, mostly emergency medical service jobs, would be eliminated out of a fire department staff of 1,077.

I guess cutting waste and free handouts instead is too much to ask. Or perhaps stop catering to illegal immigrants. No, 'Ike' wants to cut emergency services.

Something noticeably missing from the article - which political party is Leggett, the heartless Republican or the compassionate Democratic? The article doesn't say. Certainly Leggett's political affiliation would have been in the very first sentence had he carried an "R" by his name.

The article does provide one clue to the party pressing for this new fee:

The Maryland Court of Appeals, in a 5-2 ruling, gave approval for the voter referendum, reversing the decision by local election officials to reject thousands of petition signatures because they didn't exactly match the name used when registering to vote or were illegible.

Hmmm... Now which party is notorious for using fraudulent voter registrations?

But the article does specifically mention the party of one politician opposed to the plan:

"These cuts are designed to maximize the amount of pain that would be felt by them," said Councilman Phil Andrews, D-Gaithersburg/Rockville. "It is a political document. Its goal is to generate support for keeping the ambulance fee by presenting a dire picture for people in the voting booth."

Yes, it is, the Democratic doctrine.

BTW, a little googling reveals Isiah "Ike" Leggett is - a Democrat.

Posted by: DMartyr at 10:11 AM

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