25 February 2010

AND SPEAKING OF THE "CORNHUSKER KICKBACK" . . .

You guessed it, the leftists in Washington aren't about to give up on taking over your health care, even though 58% of likely voters now oppose it, and 61% say start all over (according to Rasmussen). The numbers of opposition just keep going up. Do you think they're in such a big hurry to push this through because they know their days are numbered with mid-term elections coming up?


Here is a LEGISLATIVE ALERT from Tim Wildmon, President of the AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION with the latest.

It's back - ObamaCare 2.0, worse than the first
Call your senators and your representative today to insist that they vote "No" on socialized medicine.
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President Obama, determined to press for the government takeover of our entire health care system, is reviving a tweaked version of the Senate health care "reform"bill. If possible, it's even worse than the one Sen. Harry Reid cobbled together in secret and then sprung on the country just before Christmas.

The president will hold a highly-publicized just-for-show "summit" Thursday in an effort to breathe life into his version of this monstrosity.

As our good friend Gary Bauer of the Campaign for Working Families and American Values points out, here are just some of the problems with the bill:

  • The president is threatening to use what's called the "reconciliation process," a gimmick that will enable him to enact socialized medicine with just 51 votes in the Senate.
  • A Rasmussen poll found that 58% of likely voters oppose both the Senate and House health care bills, and 61% want Congress to tear up both bills and start over. The American people have already made it clear they do not want a government takeover of health care.
  • The president says his proposal will cost about $1 trillion, but the Congressional Budget Office says the language is too vague even to come up with an official cost estimate.
  • Under his plan, senior citizens living off investment income will get hit with a new tax on so-called "unearned" income. (It's hardly "unearned" - you worked all your life to build those investments.)
  • It extends the "Cornhusker kickback" to every state in the Union, essentially offering a bribe to every senator.
  • It includes the unconstitutional mandate that every American buy insurance or pay a fine. (This means you will get taxed for not doing something!)
  • It imposes price controls on the health insurance industry. Every time in history price controls have been used, they have resulted in shortages and rationing.
  • It not only makes taxpayer funding of abortion a right, it provides for the direct funding of abortions through Community Health Centers and would lead to mandates that would require every private insurance plan to cover elective abortions.

But as Gary says, "we stopped socialized medicine before...and I believe we can stop them again."

Take Action

Enter your ZIP CODE (above in the Call Now box) and click "GO" to get the direct telephone numbers for your senators and your representative, along with suggested talking points for your call. Please politely but firmly urge him (or her) to vote "No" on socialized medicine. It's critical for you to call your senators and your representative today in advance of the Thursday health care summit. (MY NOTE: It's still not too late to contact your Senators and Representative. Click on the "LEGISLATIVE ALERT" hyperlink above to use the "Call Now" box.)

Forward this important alert to your friends and family.


Sincerely,

Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association



2 comments:

ADB said...

I'm watching this debate with a bemused look, Dirk, from a country where health care is organised along lines that approximate Obama's ideas. It's far from ideal, but I think I understand where the opposition your side of the pond comes from.

Heli gunner Tom said...

Dirk,
The so-called debate was a sham, kind of like a 'kangaroo court' with the verdict already a done deal. Obama flaunts his almighty power and represents Chicago style politics and bullying to a "T." The Rapture is near and I live it in God's hands. I have personally emailed all my "Senators" and Congress people.

Tom S
tschuckman@aol.com