Harry Reid says he has 60 votes to pass the Obama Care monstrosity — Is he telling the truth? We’ll see. But if it wasn’t a given before, then passing this bill means Colorado will spend most of 2010 preparing to say “good-bye” to the short-lived disastrous Senate term of Michael Bennet.
As Red State reports, three key procedural votes remain:
- Early Monday morning to end debate on a “manager’s package” of amendments (383 pages being read and live-blogged by RMA’s Don Johnson, if you want to see some of what’s being shoved down our throats)
- Tuesday to end debate on Reid’s health care proposal as amended by the “manager’s package”
- Wednesday for final passage of Obama Care in the U.S. Senate
So speak up. Go here to take action and send an email to all your elected Representatives in Congress. Here’s what I sent — part automated Freedom Works message, and part Mount Virtus on a righteous rant:
December 19, 2009
Dear Representative Perlmutter,
Dear Senator Udall,
Dear Senator Bennet,
As a member of FreedomWorks, I oppose government-run health care and the trillions of dollars in new taxes that would have to be taken from the people to pay for the legislation. I also oppose employer and individual mandates, which force citizens and businesses into making decisions based on what the state wants, and not what makes the most sense for the individual or the small businessman.
Instead of crowding out the private insurers through a subsidized government option, Congress should vote for market-based reforms like allowing citizens of all states to purchase health insurance across state lines.
I hope that you will vote against any government-run health care legislation, and the trillions of dollars in taxes that go with it.
I am counting on you to represent me and my family.
The Left hates this bill. The Right hates this bill. Independents hate this bill. More than 60% of the American public hates this bill. Why? Because it will do nothing of what proponents claim to do, while raising taxes, adding debt, and most significantly, further intruding government into our health care decisions. Yet the Democrats under the leadership of Barack Obama and Harry Reid are forcing it through under the dark of night right before Christmas! This kind of hideous arrogance will reap a political whirlwind seldom if ever seen in this nation’s history. May there be 41 U.S. Senators with the nerve to stand up for what’s right and vote against cloture. Stop the madness — VOTE NO on this health care bill. Or expect the American people to vote out each and every one of the rogues in Congress who do not do everything within their power to kill it!!!
Mr. Ben DeGrow
I’m angry … Can’t you tell? Yet we don’t give up.
Future generations will ask: What did YOU do for liberty to help stop the arrogant Democrats and their costly, intrusive Obama Care monstrosity? At the VERY LEAST, we should be slowing down this train. Yet both the legislation’s substance and the process to push it through will motivate millions to come out and vote against the Democrats in 2010. Be sure I’ll do my part.