Rep. Heath Shuler's reasoning for voting against the Health Care Reform was that the cost of the program was too high. He has just signed on to a letter stating that he will hold hostage the tax cuts for everyone making less than $250,000 per year, unless those making more get the tax cut, too. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the tax cuts for the rich will mean $700 billion in increased deficits.
So the next time Heath Shuler opposes a program designed to help ordinary folks because it is too expensive, keep in mind that he is completely willing to run huge deficits so his rich friends can get richer.
— Jon King