GOP Lawmakers Burn Insurance Cards to Protest Passage of Health Care Reform

Unconfirmed sources are reporting that GOP lawmakers from the House and Senate have staged a protest on the steps of the Capitol to show their outrage over the passage of health care legislation. The large group of Republican lawmakers, their staffers and lobbyists gathered before a bank of FOX NEWS cameras and vented their rage over the improvements being made to the American health care system. Several lawmakers gave speeches, led chants and songs, and at the end of the rally lawmakers burned their insurance cards to show solidarity with the millions of uninsured.

In a dramatic gesture the Republican lawmakers have decided to protest the vote by paying all of their medical costs out of pocket, or just not seeking medical care at all. The group stood in circle and chanted “We won’t to go the hos-pi-tal!” as they lit their insurance cards ablaze.

“The uninsured of this country didn’t want this.” says House Minority Leader John Boehner. “The American people are tough and don’t like to be told what to do. We are taking away their freedom to be uninsured and I’m just not comfortable with that. Millions of Americans don’t what these reforms and we are standing with them.”

The passage of the bill though the House is not the end of the road for this legislation and Republicans have vowed to make every procedural effort to block its final passage though Senate.