Reveal, Repeal, and Replace Obamacare
by TexasGOPVote on March 26, 2010 at 4:56 PM
The following was sent in from Bryan Preston from The Republican Party of Texas:
Last weekend, the Democratic Party passed a gargantuan, sweeping health care takeover bill over the clear objections of a majority of the American people. As Speaker Pelosi said shortly before the bill's passage, it is only the beginning of what the Democrats want to do. Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat who ran for office as a moderate, now admits that the health care bill was really about the redistribution of wealth. Democrat in good standing, Rev. Al Sharpton brags that the bill is socialism.
President Obama himself argued against the outrageous individual mandate as a candidate for the White House, before imposing it on all Americans - except those in Congress who exempted themselves from Obamacare. The president also famously said that we could gauge America's bottom line by watching Caterpillar's bottom line. Well, Caterpillar says that Obamacare will probably cost the company $100 million. John Deere says it faces an Obamacare tab of $150 million. Verizon is warning its employees about the effects of Obamacare, as doctors contemplate going off the insurance grid altogether because of Obamacare. And this is on top of the massive damage Obamacare will do to state budgets.
Just today, the Congressional Budget Office took another look at the country's financial books and came to a shocking conclusion: In just 10 years, the national debt will consume 90% of America's GDP. The Democrats' mad spending spree threatens our republic's fiscal health.
And to top all of this off, Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, predicts that Obamacare will cost pharma companies $90 billion in profits over the coming decade. To the extent that this will prevent pharma companies from developing vital new live-saving drugs and treatments, Obamacare will literally kill people. This policy must not stand.
We Republicans will reveal what is in Obamacare, we will work to repeal Obamacare, and we will work to replace Obamacare with real reforms that help bring costs down while preserving what works about the world's best health care system.
We will need your help and we will need your unflagging support. The Democrats are already smearing Obamacare opponents, and raising money from the turmoil. The fact is, we unequivocally condemn all threats to elected officials. The Democrats, so far, have not. We will all need to stay strong, work hard to defeat Democrats in Texas like Reps. Ciro Rodriguez, Henry Cuellar, Gene Green, Solomon Ortiz and every Democrat who supported Obamacare; Bill White, who won't give a straight answer whether he stands with Texans or with his socialist party; and Chet Edwards, who is a vote for Nancy Pelosi to remain Speaker. These Democrats must be defeated and replaced with common sense conservative Republicans who will pledge to tear down Obamacare.
Remember in November and help us defeat the Democrats, as we reveal, repeal and replace Obamacare.