NY-23's Owens Backs Gov't Option, Breaks Campaign Promise
Congressman-elect Bill Owens was sworn in at noon today.
Owens indicated in a press release released shortly afterwards that he was now in favor of the the "Affordable Healthcare for America Act" bill in direct contrast to his earlier position during the election campaign.
According to Politico.com, Mr. Owens assured voters that he felt the public option had no place in the health care reform bill. Contrary to that position, Mr. Owens now indicates that he intends to vote in favor of the bill even though it now contains a public option.
So, did the voters misunderstand Owens' stance on the subject, or did he misrepresent his opinion?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:29 PM on Nov. 7, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:06 PM on Nov. 7, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 5:34 PM on Nov. 7, 2009
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Answer by jesse123456 at 6:18 PM on Nov. 7, 2009
ANYWAY, this Owens guy reconsidered,it seems. Changing ones' mind is understandable. We all do it.Right?
Don't be silly. Politicians aren't allowed to have an honest change of heart. Either he straight up lied or he's *gasp* waffling.
Answer by Friday at 6:26 PM on Nov. 7, 2009
Is it ethical to change one's mind when one was voted in by people one represents that were under the impression that one's stance was a certain way? Changing one's mind isn't relevant when you are representing a jurisdiction.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Nov. 7, 2009
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Answer by jesse123456 at 6:59 PM on Nov. 7, 2009
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