December 12, 2010 4:39 AM

Commentary: Congress turns a deaf ear to the poor

Last year, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat, caused a stir when he said on the House floor that the Republican alternative to the Democrats' health care plan had two elements: 1. Don't get sick; and 2. If you get sick, die quickly. Some S.C. Republicans apparently don't care how long it takes people without health insurance to die; they just don't want to hear about it.

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