This happens all the time, but it's necessary to put a face to the tragedy.
A 22-year-old woman from Oxford, Ohio, died from swine flu on Wednesday. Kimberly Young graduated from Miami University in December and continued to live in Oxford, Ohio, within Minority Leader John Boehner’s congressional district. Reports now indicate that after initially getting sick, Young put off treatment because she was uninsured.
But John Boehner wants to slow things down and start from scratch:
I just think it's time for the president to hit the reset button. Let's just stop all of this.
During a floor debate over a $100 billion Iraq supplemental, John Boehner famously broke down crying:
After 3,000 of our fellow citizens died at the hands of these terrorists, when are we going to stand up and take them on? When are we going to defeat them? Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you, if we don’t do it now, and we don’t have the courage to defeat this enemy, we will long, long regret it.
Do it now! Urgency! Remember 9/11!
For every month Boehner wants to delay healthcare reform, 3,750 Americans die due to a lack of health insurance. That's a greater number of casualties than 9/11 -- every month.
Where are the tears, Congressman? Where's the urgency?