Edwards: President & Congress Don’t Like Govt Funded Health Care? Then Take It Away From Them

Clinton unveils mandatory health care insurance plan – CNN.com:

“I’m glad that, today, the architect of the 1993 plan has another care proposal — and if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then I’m flattered,” said Edwards, a former U.S. senator from North Carolina. “The lesson Senator Clinton seems to have learned from her experience with health care is, ‘If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.’ I learned a very different lesson from decades of fighting powerful interests — you can never join ’em, you just have to beat ’em.”

Edwards’ proposal would cut off health care for the president, Congress and all political appointees in mid 2009, if a universal health care plan for all Americans has not been passed by then.

I’m getting to like this Edwards guy. I mean, he’s taking an old Kucinich plank — that all Americans should get the government-funded single-payer health care that politicians enjoy, and given it a fighting twist.

I still support Kucinich over Edwards but I think Edwards would be better than most of the others. (Except maybe Gravel.)