Helen Whalen Cohen
Joe Walsh made waves by becoming the third Republican to decline the health care plan available to members of Congress:

"Another newly elected Republican member of Congress says he will not accept the government-sponsored health insurance plan available to lawmakers.

"Rep.-elect Joe Walsh (Ill.) who rode a wave of Tea Party support to defeat three term Rep. Melissa Bean (D) in November, said he does not believe lawmakers should receive the benefits.

'"I don't think congressmen should get pensions or cushy healthcare plans," he told the Chicago News Cooperative."

Good for Rep. Walsh. Let's hope that more lawmakers follow his lead.

Helen Whalen Cohen

Helen Whalen Cohen is Associate Editor and Community Manager at Townhall.com.