By: Chuck Muth
ALERT: DON’T GIVE UP!
Government Health Care Can Still Be Stopped!
That’s the message from Congressman John Shadegg, a leading voice in the fight against Harry Reid and Nancy’s Pelosi’s efforts to shove ObamaCare up the nation’s wazoo.
“Washington liberals are on the brink of making our health care system worse, not better, and putting you, your family and your friends at risk,” Rep. Shadegg wrote this week. “Their legislation will increase your premiums and raise your taxes.”
Just what the doctor ordered? I don’t think so.
Shadegg notes that the Senate version of ObamaCare now being debated in the Senate “contains $400 billion in tax increases, many of which start in 2010.”
That’s billion….with a capital “B”!
And it flies in the face of the unambiguous promise Barack Obama made to the people of America when he was running for president last year.
“If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime.”
Then again, technically that’s true.
ObamaCare won’t increase your taxes one single dime. It will, however, as the Wall Street Journal notes, increase “taxes on the middle class by stacks and stacks of dimes.”
“A Senate Finance Committee minority staff report finds that by 2019 more than 42 million individuals and families will on average see their taxes go up because of the Senate bill,” the Journal reports. “And that’s after government subsidies.”
Bend over and cough, Mr. & Mrs. Taxpayer.
And that doesn’t even include the health care premium increases you’re gonna get socked with. Even Congress’ only self-proclaimed Socialist admits it.
“Can I sit up here or stand here with a straight face and say…that if you’re an ordinary person who has employer-based health care that your premiums are not going to go up in the next eight years based on what’s in this bill?” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) said on the Senate floor this week. “I can’t say that. It’s just not accurate.”
WE CAN STILL DEFEAT THIS BILL!
And yet, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama will fight to the death (panel) to force this bill on the American people before Christmas.
- Because they see the writing on the wall.
- They know that the longer it takes to pass this 2,000-plus(!) page bill, the more the American people will learn about it.
- And the more the American people learn about this effort to do for health care what the government has done for mail delivery, retirement and education…. the less they like it.
- And the less they like ObamaCare, the less they like Obama himself, and Democrats in general.
THAT’S WHY THEY HAVE TO PASS THE BILL NOW….
….and are pulling out all the stops to do so.
Indeed, they are stopping at NOTHING to cram this down our throats….including legal bribery…. and extortion.
We all know about the now-infamous “Louisiana Purchase” in which Sen. Mary Landrieu sold her vote for ObamaCare to Harry Reid in exchange for $300 million in special benefits for her state.
But blogger Michelle Malkin is reporting this week that Sen. Ben Nelson has now been offered $500 million for his vote…. or else.
As Examiner.com reports, Sen. John Ensign said in a radio interview on Wednesday that Harry Reid “is so desperate to get the 60 votes he needs to pass the bill, that opposition Democrats are being threatened with the loss of key programs in their states if they do not support the bill.”
That reportedly includes a threat to close down a key Air Force base in Sen. Nelson’s home state of Nebraska.
Tony Soprano, call your office!
“Issues before Congress should be decided on their merits, not based on bribes and threats,” declares Congressman Shadegg who rightly characterizes Harry Reid’s actions as “Chicago-style thuggery.”
But probably the worst thing about this plan to nationalize our health care system is the plain, undeniable fact that it will result in health care rationing – like what we’re seeing today with the swine flu vaccine – and unnecessary deaths.
“My 25 years as a practicing physician have shown me what happens when government attempts to practice medicine,” Sen. Tom Coburn writes this week. “Doctors respond to government coercion instead of patient cues, and patients die prematurely.”
So this really is a life or death fight…. literally.
Indeed, columnist Dan Henninger wrote on Thursday that “This is probably the final death struggle for universal health care” and “Anyone remotely opposed to this idea had better step forward.”
And that’s where you come in.
IT AIN’T OVER ‘TIL IT’S OVER!
If you haven’t stepped forward and engaged in this fight yet…it’s not too late.
NOW is the time….because it may be the last chance we’ll have to kill this bill.
TAKE ACTION: Today, tomorrow, this weekend….without fail….please pick up the phone and make just three phone calls to these three senators who remain uncommitted on this bill….
Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA)
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE)
Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
Odds are you’ll get a voice-mail recording. That’s OK.
Senate offices keep a running track of all pro and con calls. The key is to FLOOD their offices with calls and messages in opposition to this bill.
So just leave your name and a short message saying you oppose the national heath care bill. That’s all you need to do.
If the lines are busy (and we hope they are!)….don’t give up. Call back until you get through.
EACH OF THESE THREE SENATORS NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU….NOW!
Frankly, your calls now are all that stands between us and a DMV-like government-run health care bureaucracy….which will raise both your taxes and your premiums….while driving down the quality of our health care system….and ushering in the same kind of government rationing we’ve seen with swine flu vaccinations this winter.
So please, stop what you’re doing RIGHT NOW…. pick up the phone…. and make those three phone calls before it’s too late.
Yours in Liberty,
Chuck Muth, President
P.S. We beat HillaryCare in 1993. And we can beat ObamaCare in 2009. This fight CAN BE WON! Please call Sens. Webb, Nelson and Lincoln TODAY!