Corrupt Politicians Are Making Americans Sick

Nov 23, 2009

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On Saturday, the Senate voted 60 to 39 to start the debate on Harry Reid's massive and very costly 2,074-page healthcare monstrosity. When Congress returns from Thanksgiving break the senators will begin debate on the bill (H.R. 3590

In order to buy a needed vote in the Washington version of "pay to play" politics, Senator Reid inserted a $300 million earmark in his healthcare bill to buy the vote of Senator Mary Landrieu. When the media reported that Landrieu pulled off a "100 million dollar" lottery for Louisiana, Landrieu denied the report but defended her actions by saying, "I am not going to be defensive about asking for help in this situation. It is not a $100 million fix, it is a nearly $300 million fix."

In exchange for the $300 million "Christmas gift," Landrieu will host a $4,800 per person fundraiser for Senator Harry Reid at the home of David Voelker, chairman of the Louisiana Recovery Authority and supporter of Obama's presidential campaign.

If the buy-off doesn't make your stomach churn enough, the Senate bill itself will really sicken you. It is contains both government-funded abortion and a public option plan.

The bill funds abortions, mandates coverage even for those who don't want it, imposes new taxes, and establishes a government-directed system that will bankrupt the country and kill the sputtering economy.

Here is what you can do:

We need to make it clear that we will not accept ANY bill that funds abortions, rations care, limits our freedom or imposes new taxes and burdens on the American people.

The socialists are mustering all of their strength to push this monstrous government takeover of healthcare. We cannot let them destroy America.

Former President Reagan warned about the difficulty of opposing socialistic healthcare ideas. He stated: "One of the traditional methods of imposing statism, or socialism, on a people has been by way of medicine. It's very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. Most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can't afford it." 

We know that this has been a long battle, but now is not the time to let up on the pressure. We simply cannot become "weary in well doing." 

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