Written by American Political Action Committee - AmeriPAC
Ried Buys Landrieu To Move ObamaCare To The Senate Floor!
Reid has bought Senator Mary Landrieu (D) of Louisiana for $100 million of your tax dollars to be sent to Louisiana to help it cover costs for Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor. Louisiana is the only state that qualifies for the provision and Reid bought Landrieu In her speech, Landrieu said "I've decided... to move forward, but much more work needs to be done."
Landrieu had been one of several Democrats who said they would not vote for the bill. This is the first step in the Senate Cloture Process. The fight is just beginning
Reid's Senate version of ObamaCare calls for:
Even after a final barrage of over eighty thousand faxes from around the United States that poured in to the U.S. House... a slight majority of Congressmen still voted to destroy our freedom in health care.
Those legislators will likely be feeling the WRATH of voters in 2010 - however, the 53% of Americans who are opposed to Government Run Healthcare still have work to do to make sure the Senate listens to their masters or know they will pay the consequences of selling out their constituents.
Remember, this bill is the worst of all possible bills. It's chock full of every far-left special interest socialistic dream imaginable. Here are a few of the items contained in the 2,000+ pages:
Liberals in the House AND the Senate ignored Americans when the majority said, "NO BAILOUT." They ignored Americans when the majority said, "NO FAKE STIMULUS." Now, they're trying to ignore Americans when the majority demands with a clear voice, "NO GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTH CARE!"
We all remember when President Obama stood in front of a joint session of Congress -- and lied. He lied when he said they weren't planning to set up "end-of-life panels" -- his cronies have promoted the idea for a long time now. He lied when he said his "reforms" wouldn't insure illegal aliens -- it has been clearly shown that there would be no way to prevent this from happening. He lied when he said that his "government option" health care plan would not force taxpayers to pay for abortions -- the Obama-backed House bill would explicitly authorize the federal government insurance plan to pay for elective abortions and would explicitly authorize taxpayer subsidies for private abortion insurance.
The American people are tired of being lied to -- which is why over ONE MILLION Americans went to Washington, D.C., to bring the voice of the majority to the doorstep of Congress. You see, the "sleeping giant" in America has been awakened... and we aren't going back to sleep... not while our own government tries to cram a socialist health care plan down our throats!
And on top of all of this... the fact remains that America can't AFFORD this plan. In the face of an estimated $1.85 trillion federal budget deficit for FY2009 and projected trillion dollar annual deficits for the foreseeable future, how can anyone in Congress vote for this health care plan, which will cost over $1 trillion over the next ten years? Plus, Congress is facing at least $53 trillion of unfunded liabilities due to its passage of the previous entitlement programs, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the recent addition of prescription drug coverage for Medicare. How can anyone in Congress vote for a new entitlement program for health care when Congress has not even begun to face up to this unfunded liabilities problem?
Even the Democrats are now admitting that it's conceivable that they might have slight difficulty on the usually perfunctory motion to proceed to debate.
Americans must continue voicing their opposition to this socialistic power grab to control one sixth of the total economy.
In 1993, then First Lady Hillary Clinton tried to force a less radical form of socialized health care down Americans throats, thinking that they could do it since the Democrats controlled Congress AND the White House.
What was the result? 1994, and the Republican Revolution. The liberal Democrats are "shooting themselves in the foot" again by trying to pass even more radical socialized health care this time -- but it is possible that constant pressure by the majority Americans opposed to this outrage will defeat it again.
According to a survey of 1,000 likely voters released by the group Conservatives for Patients' Rights, 53 percent of those who say they are likely to vote in the November 2010 election oppose the "public option" type of plan now before the Senate, compared to only 39 percent who like the idea.
Our freedoms, freedom of choice, choice in all things must be protected and defended vigilantly. Continued attempts by Liberals (and they WILL continue) to force Socialized, rationed healthcare down our throats, while outrageous, must be steadfastly resisted until overcome.
Thomas Jefferson, a favorite of this editor to quote, had much to say about the beginning of this Nation's governance, and seemed appropriate in one way or another to our current Administration...
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.