Rep. Anthony Weiner is a Weener. The guy wouldn't know the truth if it walked up to him and slapped him across the face. Mr. Weener stated that all republicans are owned by the insurance industry. The facts state otherwise.
According to opensecrets.org, out of the 100 top donors in 2010 only 11 favored republicans. Ranking at #68 Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America donated $711,750 of which 60% went to republicans; 37% to democrats. Out of all the insurance companies that were listed, not one favored republicans.
Anthony Weiner not only distorts the truth, he left out the fact that the insurance industry has donated $63,490 to his campaign coffers over the course of his despicable career.
Mr. Weiner wants competition in the health care industry. What he doesn't come out and say is that he wants the government to be the main competitor. This guy is a statist of the highest order.
The federal government has a questionable history when it competes with private industry. Just look at what happened to Wendell Wilkie and his public utility holding company Commonwealth and Southern. Wilkie was forced to sell C & S holdings to the federal government after losing a number of lawsuits. This made way for the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The New Deal's Public Works Administration also bribed municipalities with direct cash payments. They also offered taxpayers-subsidized rates, which ran private companies out of business.
So, Rep. Anthony Weiner is fooling no one. He is a socialist who uses class envy to gain power over his constituents. He is just another Joe Stalin in the making.