GOP Congressman compares women to smokers

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    Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.), the head of the Republicans campaign committee, caused a stir at last night's Rules Committee meeting when he suggested that treating female-related health conditions was comparable to insurance-company imposed restrictions on smokers.

    "Why should a woman pay more than a man?" asked New Jersey Democrat Frank Pallone, according to the Courthouse News Service.

    "Well, we're all different," Sessions explained. "Why should a smoker pay more?" he said before interrupted.

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    ahh yes....voted against barring rape ...now this.....the party of family values is scarey
     
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    You don't think women's health care is more expensive?
     
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    In the House Rules Committee the Friday before the vote, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), who is also the chief recruiter for Republican House campaigns in 2010, justified the practice of insurance companies discriminating against women by comparing gender differences to smokers and non-smokers.

    The next day — on Saturday morning — Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) and several of his GOP colleagues shouted down congresswomen making 1-minute speeches on the importance of health reform for women. Wasserman Schultz denounced the interruption tactics and Sessions’ comparison of women to smokers as the “Republicans’ back of the hand treatment to women”

    ...in 2006, nine Senate Republicans voted to explicitly kill a proposal that would have ensured that insurance companies cannot use domestic violence as a pretext for denying coverage to women.

    Rep. Wasserman Schultz: Republicans Are Giving Women A ‘Back-Of-The-Hand Treatment’
     
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    "he said before interrupted", he has a point, actually women pay LESS as they get older than men do as well as less on life insurance and car insurance and there are reasons for this, women statistically take better care of themselves,take less risks and thus have fewer incidents,accidents and they live longer. They only pay more at the younger ages when they are going to the Doctor much more regularly than men, their chances of getting pregnant and having problems;even with no maternity benefits, insurance still covers her and the baby on most plans after it's born.

    Answers can't be given in 10 second sound bites but it does make for some damn good political media drama.
     
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    Being a woman is a choice. These fucking liberals want to just keep handing shit out to women just because they chose to have a vagina. Well that shit stops here. God bless you Pete Sessions.
     
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    Did Pete Sessions also call to defund all Prostate Cancer related issues?
     
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    Librul hatred continues to be its own source of embarrassment. Nicely done.

    The thread should close after this but the Librul Zombies started their brain feeding frenzy and it won't stop until they exhausted themselves ranting against Republicans, Palin Bush and Fox News
     
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    You're right Frank...Liberals hate the injustice, discrimination and ignorance you right wingers embrace...
     
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    Sessionssssssssssssss we hates hims! We luvs wimmen we fights for Justice we loves all people especially the tasty ones....pass the ketchup
     
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