Rehberg said this week in the Montana Standard that he visits community health centers because “It really attaches a human element to the decisions I have to make.”
Not that this “human element” matters to Rehberg. The TEA Party Congressman has a record of voting against community health centers, just like his compadres in the Montana Legislature. This year alone, Rehberg voted to cut community health centers by $1.3 billion. He also voted to eliminate 750 health center jobs in Montana.
Rehberg has been caught many times pretending to support programs he votes to cut. Earlier this year in Darby, Rehberg feigned support for Job Corps, despite previously calling the program ‘ineffective’ and supporting a plan to close more than 80 out of 125 Job Corps centers across the country, the Montana Standard reported. He has also pretended to support breast cancer awareness by voting to end mammogram coverage. Most recently, he tried to pretend to oppose Medicare and Social Security cuts while voting to slash funding for the programs.