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Thu., March 21, 2013, 10:15 a.m.

Vick Continues Obamacare Fight

Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, spoke out against HB 248, Gov. Butch Otter’s state health insurance exchange bill, saying he rejects the idea that health care reform is “the law of the land.” Said Vick, “Those states that opposed slavery, did they say, well I guess the best we can do is when those slaves get into our free states, is make sure that we take care of ‘em well, clean ‘em up and send ‘em back home to their slave owners? No they did not. They formed the underground railroad and they got those people to Canada.” He brought up civil rights icon Rosa Parks and her resistance to segregation laws/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

  • Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise, via Facebook: "I dare say that the name of Rosa Parks has been invoked in the Idaho Legislature more in the last couple of days than since her arrest for refusing to move to the back of the bus. I am not amused."

Question: Are you bothered that exchange opponents are invoking name and memory of Rosa Parks this session?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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