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article imageRep. Eric Massa (D-NY): I will vote against the voters opinion

By Patrick McMahon     Aug 18, 2009 in Politics
This weekend during the Netroots Nation Convention, Congressman Eric Massa (D-NY) stated that he would "vote adamantly against the interests of my district," when discussing the healthcare reform debate.
The statement by Congressman Massa on healthcare reform has sparked a wave of outrage from people across the country that a member of Congress would make such a remark. Apparently, the New York Democrat was discussing the possibility of a single payer health care system, when he made the remarks. Massa went on to say that he would "vote against their opinion if I actually believe that it will help them."
Health care reform has been the topic of debate throughout the country over the past few weeks, and shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. Not only are the town hall meetings packed full of people, but they are expressing themselves for and against the bill. Just this past weekend, due to the intense public scrutiny, the Obama Administration began to backtrack on having a government run, public option, included in reform legislation. It remains to be seen exactly where the debate will head towards now, but if more members of Congress like Eric Massa share his view, then it could be a long autumn.
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