- Jul 5, 2004
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Remember in NOvember...
This monstrosity ignores peoples will and violates the Constitution.
By Jim DeMint
Theres no fixing the government health care takeover Democrats forced through on Sunday. It must be repealed.
After telling Americans in 2008 that they would lower spending, taxes and insurance premiums, Democrats passed a bill that breaks every promise. Using secret deals, kickbacks and carve-outs, Democratic leaders jammed through legislation to control more than one-sixth of the nations economy.
The plan will explode the national debt, raise $569.2 billion in new taxes, force taxpayers to fund abortions, and impose unconstitutional mandates on every American.
All of this was done in the face of overwhelming public outrage and bipartisan opposition in Congress. This process has been an insult to our democracy and threatens our nations prosperity and freedom.
Even the bills most strident supporters doubt its effectiveness. Many admit to not understanding the bill they voted on. Some voted yes out of fear a no vote would hurt the president.
Americans objected at every turn, peacefully protesting for over a year and begging their leaders not to take away their health care freedom. They asked for common-sense solutions such as buying health insurance across state lines, stopping frivolous lawsuits that drive up costs, and giving the same tax breaks to those who dont get insurance from employers.
Washington didnt listen.
When a president and a Congress collude to violate the Constitution and ignore the American people, everything our nation stands for is at risk. Its not too late to undo the damage.
I, and other Republicans, will work to repeal this monstrosity, and give Americans freedom to make their own health care choices.
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