21 January 2011

Steve Scalise Lies with the Republicans

I got this email from Rep Scalise on the 20th:
Reform starts with repeal
On Wednesday the House voted overwhelmingly to repeal President Obama's health care law and sent it to the Senate.  The health care law that passed last year rations care, raises health care costs for families, and will actually push thousands of doctors out of the practice of medicine. in addition, when you remove all their budget gimmicks, the health care law adds more than $700 billion to the national debt. With the exception of liberals in Congress, only an Enron accountant would suggest that Obamacare will actually reduce the deficit.

This job-killing law is not reform. We need to start over by repealing this law and replacing it with real reform.  My colleagues on the other side of the aisle like to say that there are good things contained in Obamacare.  When this law was moving through Committee, I cosponsored an Amendment that would require all Members of Congress to join the government run healthcare option. Our amendment did not pass, and every single Member who voted for this law also voted to exempt themselves from it. Clearly if someone is not willing to put their money where their mouth is and vote to join that plan themselves, then they should not be so eager to force that upon American families.

This is utter hogwash. 
Anyone who has been paying just a little attention knows he is lying. Why do I keep hearing this crap about Scalise being a great guy, one of the most amiable and smartest Repubs in the House? He is working to hurt ordinary (not Rich) Americans and is willing to lie to do it. This is more than a farce, it is a misuse of office and it is hurtful and deceitful. 

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