Letter - Anti-American behaviorContrary to what Obama and Democrats claimed in September, the Senate version of the health care bill passed just before Christmas does in fact include taxpayer funded abortions and is staunchly supported by Obama.
To the editor:
Contrary to what Obama and Democrats claimed in September, the Senate version of the health care bill passed just before Christmas does in fact include taxpayer funded abortions and is staunchly supported by Obama. Unlike the House version, no amendment to restrict taxpayer-funded abortions was able to pass in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
Now that the House bill and Senate bill have to be reconciled, Congress is avoiding the typical open conference. Instead, Pelosi and Reid are working in secret this week with President Obama and violating Obama’s promise for transparency.
Obama’s promise of bipartisanship was also broken. Republicans offered common sense solutions such as tort reform and allowing insurance companies to sell across state lines, just to name a few. Not only did Democrats and Obama not listen to these ideas, but they even falsely accused Republicans of not wanting health care reform and not having any ideas, simply because Republicans disagreed with their nonsensical ideas that don’t solve the problems and add more to our already unsustainable national debt, in spite of what they are trying to tell us by using Madoff-style numbers when calculating costs.
America is supposed to have a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Seventy two percent of Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortions. A 62 percent majority oppose the current health care proposals, which also raise taxes, rations care, reduces quality and limits individual liberty. Yet it seems Democrats are determined to jam this sham through.
If you are one of those 72 percent or 62 percent, are you raising your voice to your representative and senators? Are you going to remember this anti-American behavior when it comes time to vote in November? For the sake of our country, I certainly hope and pray so.
Evelyn A. Guggisberg