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50 FreedomWorks North Carolina members joined a group of about 300 outside President Obama's town hall meeting in Raleigh, NC where the President was promoting his health care reform legislation. Some FreedomWorks members traveled from as far away as Asheville, a four hour drive. FreedomWorks NC legislative liaison Kathy Hartkopf was interviewed by two local news sattions, channels 11 and 17 and the group also managed to sign up new members! Check out
This is an instant classic. Paul Krugman asks Canadians "how many of you think you have a terrible health care system?" and does not like the results. Check it out.Hat Tip: Instapundit
Washington, DC – FreedomWorks applauds Rep. Sam Johnson (TX-3) for re-introducing the Medicare Beneficiary Freedom to Choose Act, H.R. 3356. The updated legislation, which Mr. Johnson first unveiled last October, allows seniors the right to make their own decisions with regards to health care—a right they currently do not have.
Longtime and powerful Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D, Conn.) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D, N.D.) are Very Important People. And, as Messrs. Dodd and Conrad are well aware of their privileges,
Our friends at CEI have launched a new Youtube channel: Policy Translated - to peel back the layers of legalese, spin, political correctness, and double-talk that clouds legislation here in D.C. and shine the harsh, harsh light of common-sense on the dregs that are left. Their first video on stimulus plans is great and the sooner they can get good stuff like this out on health care, cap and trade, and all the rest the better it will be for all of us.
Marta Mossburg reports in the Washington Examiner that even as Maryland faces a $700 million budget shortfall this year:
On Wednesday the FreedomWorks North Carolina State Chapter, under the leadership of State Director Allen Page, plans to meet ObamaCare head on as the President holds a town hall meeting at Broughton High School’s Holiday Gymnasium in Raleigh to tout his controversial healthcare reform plan before heading on to Southwest Virginia as part of the ObamaCare tour. North Carolina activists have secured a permit to counter-protest ObamaCare’s media and press blitz as support for government-run health care continues to slide in the midst of ever-increasing questions to its size ($1.5 trillion plus) and scope (a Trojan Horse public option that will crowd out private insurance).
Today over 60 activists from the Philadelphia area, Virginia and Delaware will be coming to Washington to receive formal grassroots policy training with regards to the ongoing healthcare debate before heading to Capitol Hill in hopes of swaying politicians still on the fence. The activists are expected to arrive at 10 am and will meet with FreedomWorks Vice President of Public Policy, Max Pappas for a robust exercise on the ins and outs of ObamaCare, with a strong focus on the recently released House bill, the $1.5 trillion America’s Affordable Health Choices Act.
Congress's August recess is getting closer by the day, and Democrats still don't have a finalized health reform package that would pass muster in the Senate. It's being cast as the first major defeat for President Obama; observers have wondered whether his blown August deadline will harm the chances of getting reform at all.As bipartisan negotiations in the Senate Finance Committee--which has now become the center of the reform process--have failed to produce a bill, there has been much consternation. Heading toward recess, Obama is without a detailed, solidified plan.
Before raising taxes to engineer a government health care take over, Congress would do well to remember President Obama’s own words from last year. On the campaign trail in October, then-Senator Obama criticized his opponent, Sen. John McCain, for allegedly proposing to eliminate the current federal tax exemption on employer-provided health care benefits.