FLA Congresswoman Says Something Crazy but True?

Democratic Representative Corrine Brown has been making the news lately with her talking points before the House Veteran’s Affairs Committee. Several of her comments have been highlighted because of the outrageous nature of what they imply. Although many of the comments were particularly asinine and nothing short of a show of complete ignorance, there were hidden nuggets of truth.

In particular, Rep. Brown asserted that, “In fact, we’ve got over 4 million people that need medical expansion of health care that we are sending back, that’s going to die because they’re not getting the quality health care that they need.” See the video here:

Now, it may seem a bit of an exaggeration when she emphatically declares that 4 million Floridians will die because of health care issues…however, there may indeed be a grain of truth to her assertions. According to the latest census figures out of Florida, the population of the Sunshine State sits around 18 million, which would mean Rep. Brown is warning that 22 percent of the state’s population is at risk of dying.

0While on the surface that claim seems absurd, upon closer scrutiny there may be some hard evidence to support this possibility. You see, according to this same census veterans make up 15% of the population of Florida. So, Representative Corrine Brown, albeit unwittingly, makes the case that under the current VA healthcare plan in her state 100% of veterans are in danger of dying.

This information should be rushed to the White House and placed on the Presidents teleprompter because it is far more serious than what we have witnessed in Arizona. Where an estimated 40 or more veterans died waiting on a secret list. The potential death of nearly 3 million veterans in the state of Florida deserves attention! I recommend citizens, military members, and especially veterans begin to flood Rep. Brown’s phone lines to tell her how much we appreciate her pointing out these dangers.

It may be wise to first point out to Representative Brown the irony of her saying there is no VA problem in Florida because she has done her, “Reconnaissance”. While simultaneously declaring 22% of her states population is at risk due to health care problems. As an aside, Rep. Brown’s use of the word reconnaissance implores me to ask, can you all just imagine Rep. Corrine Brown dressed in camouflage, face painted, cleverly and covertly scaling the walls of various VA hospitals and offices in Florida? All so she could ensure our veterans are being taken care of by her state.

Or maybe Rep. Brown went with a disguise she could wear more expertly. Perhaps she dressed herself up as the village idiot and giggled her way past security so she could check on the conditions of our Veterans. Her statements and behavior before the Congressional Veterans Affairs Committee certainly seem to indicate she qualifies for the role.

Shannon Grady

South Carolina Politichick Shannon Grady came to the staff in late 2013 with experience writing political pieces on US foreign, domestic, and education policy for SGPAction.com. Shannon has also been a guest commentator on The PonyTail Patriot BlogTalkRadio show. Shannon brings a unique perspective to European politics as she is able to cover events happening across Europe from the heart of the EU, while living in Brussels, Belgium. Her articles include original coverage of the Memorial Day events at Flanders Field, Belgium and the 70th anniversary D-Day events in Normandy, France. Shannon has a BA in History from the University of South Carolina, a Masters from Webster University, and recently finished her doctorate program at Liberty University where she focused on Educational Leadership and Administration. She currently teaches online AP courses in Macro and Micro Economics and AP US history. She is the wife of active duty Army officer LTC Matthew Grady who is currently assigned to NATO in Belgium and the mother of one rambunctious little boy. Follow Shannon on Twitter: @SGPAExPat

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