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Monday, February 22, 2010

Old Wine in New Bottles Still Tastes Like Vinegar: Obama Unveils Health Plan!

Just the same old $Trillion Big Government Tax & Spend Monstrosity!

Did anyone really expect that when President Obama FINALLY unveiled a health care plan that it would be anything different or new from the hideous plans Dems in both the House and Senate have been trying to force down our throats?

Well, if you did think this one would be different, you were wrong.

This morning the White House released their new and improved health plan promising so much but delivering only the same old big taxes, big spending, big government solutions that the American people have overwhelmingly rejected.

So maybe Obama did remove the Cornhusker compromise, that $100 million payoff to Nebraska that Sen. Ben Nelson(D-NE) insisted be inserted into the Senate bill. He left in place the $300 million Louisiana Purchase for Sen. Mary Landrieu's(D-LA) vote. Obama's version rejects the House Stupak amendment prohibiting taxpayer funds to subsidize abortions in favor of the watered down Senate language. This violates Obama's earlier pledge that abortion will not be funded.

Worst of all, The White House made it clear that if Senate Republicans filibuster this repackaged version of the earlier Senate bill that Democrats are prepared to move forward and pass the bill using a reconciliation process that was designed only to be used to pass federal budgets.

Is this bill, with it's Democrats only ideas and the threat of unprecedented action to override GOP objections in the Senate, a model of the kind of bipartisanship Obama often refers to?

Republican Leader Boehner Not Amused

Boehner: President’s Health Care Proposal Jeopardizes Summit, Doubles Down on Failed Approach Americans Have Already Rejected

GOP Leader: “The President has crippled the credibility of this week’s summit by proposing the same massive government takeover of health care based on a partisan bill the American people have already rejected.”

Washington, Feb 22 -
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House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to the partisan health care proposal posted online by the White House for discussion at the upcoming bipartisan health care summit:

“The President has crippled the credibility of this week’s summit by proposing the same massive government takeover of health care based on a partisan bill the American people have already rejected. This new Democrats-only backroom deal doubles down on the same failed approach that will drive up premiums, destroy jobs, raise taxes, and slash Medicare benefits.

“This week’s summit clearly has all the makings of a Democratic infomercial for continuing on a partisan course that relies on more backroom deals and parliamentary tricks to circumvent the will of the American people and jam through a massive government takeover of health care.

“The best way to protect families and small businesses in this time of economic uncertainty is to start over with a step-by-step approach to health care reform focused on lowering costs, and that’s exactly what Republicans are fighting for. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has confirmed that the Republican bill reduces premiums for families and small businesses by up to 10 percent. The Republican bill reduces premiums by implementing common-sense reforms such as allowing Americans to purchase insurance across state lines. Despite their rhetoric to the contrary, none of the Democrats’ proposals – including the President’s – provides this much-needed reform in a manner that can actually be effective.

“Republicans are also standing with the American people by calling for health care reform to protect human life and not use taxpayer money to fund abortion. The Republican bill would codify the Hyde Amendment and prohibit all authorized and appropriated federal funds from being used to pay for abortion, which the President’s proposal would allow. Pro-life Democrats in the House have already pledged to vote against this provision. Health care reform should be an opportunity to protect human life – not end it – and the American people agree.”

Well folks here we go again! As the White House and their Dem allies prepare for the televised meeting on Thursday it's clear they don't intend to listen to the American people. In poll, after poll, after poll, after poll, not to mention the Senate race in Massachusetts where the issue was front and center, the American people have demanded Congress and the President start over from scratch. Yet, here they are once again trying to force this same socialist garbage down our throats.

Dick Cheney was right: Obama will be a one term president!

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