By Jeff Simpson
At Cogdis, we brought you the story of how the republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly voted on the side of cancer and against Wisconsin residents being able to treat it.
As we always say here, but wait there's more.
Mary Czaja, R-Irma, the state representative for the 35th Assembly District has had a relapse of Breast Cancer. She was in the press lately in a misleading story that says she supports the oral -chemo bill. The problem is she didn't. She voted for the poison pill that Robin Vos attached to it hoping it would not pass in the Senate and they could wash their hands of blame. The problem is we know what happened and its all documented.
The republicans in the assembly, instead of passing a clean bill that would have been signed by now by Governor Walker, decided to attach an amendment to it meaning it had to go back to the Senate to pass. They knew that attaching a needless amendment to this bill, would likely kill it.
For those scoring at home everyone here with an "N" in front of their name voted to kill the oral chemo bill.
Yes, that is an "N" in front of Rep. Czaja's name.
I wish Mary Czaja the best of luck in recovering and surviving her current battle with cancer, on her taxpayer funded Cadillac health care plan. She says Good luck with that because you are on your own!
PS: one last footnote that is all too common in our state Government. While hiding behind her vote for the poison pill, Rep. Czaja actually had the nerve to speak up for it saying she changed her mind about the bill:
After a long conversation with my doctor, I started to think about the issue in a new way. It’s not just the affordability factor; it’s about helping people get back to normal and get back to work.”
Tell me again why we elect people who like to make important decisions yet have no idea about the subject? Why would someone make up their mind about a bill WITHOUT talking to experts first?