Idaho Governor Clement “Butch” Otter ends 2009 with a demonstration of the type of leadership he has displayed throughout his time in office. In a bit of pathetic, hypocritical grandstanding, Otter threatens to sue the United States if health care passes.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday threatened to sue the United States should health care reform become law as currently drafted in bills that passed the House and Senate.
In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Otter said the bill passed last week by the Senate is unconstitutional, expensive and inequitable to states that didn’t get special breaks. Otter said Congress is moving to sacrifice “fiscal responsibility, sound judgment and constitutionality for political expediency.”
This is the same Butch Otter that wanted to cut state retirees from the state Blue Shield plan that they had paid into for many years, and put them into Medicare to save the state money. However, to the delusional Governor, suing the Federal government seems to be a good use of taxpayer money.
So it goes…. Best wishes to all…. Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!