Harmon and Lilly in Galewood, 2013

Obamacare, taxes, the state of the state, frustration boils over . . .

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By Jim Bowman

Writer

Democrats upset

Sen. Don Harmon, Rep. Camille Lilly in Galewood, Sept. 12, 2013: Citizens speak out.

Obamacare?

A woman said her health insurance was rising yearly. The premium had doubled.

Lilly: "That's why ACA [Obamacare] is coming."

"No, that's the problem," the woman said, taking Lilly aback. "I'm getting hit over and over . . ."

Lilly interrupted. "Pain is critical. It can be good."

Harmon took the mike, commiserating with the questioner. "I feel for you," he said. Then, picking up on Lilly's argument, he sounded his own frugal note: "But we can't afford your free health care for life."

He had been the sympathizer, feeling others' pain. Now he was the grim realist, talking about what "we" cannot afford. If he should expand on that, he would find himself before long on the dark (Republican) side.

Taxes: . . . . 

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