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Freedom Update: November 2nd
By Adam Brandon on November 01, 2007
In 1994, as a leader in Congress, I helped defeat one of the worst ideas ever: socialized medicine.
Back then, First Lady Hillary Clinton attempted an audacious government takeover of the health care system. Now she’s back, proposing another version of the same bad idea.
HillaryCare puts politicians and government bureaucrats in charge, instead of doctors and patients. It changes incentives. Think Post Office and DMV instead of Mayo Clinic and MRIs.
The American health care system is the most advanced and innovative in the world, and most Americans have coverage (or choose not to pay for it).
That’s not to say there aren’t problems. Health care costs are too high, because there isn’t enough choice and competition. Americans aren’t free to buy health care across state lines or in groups, for example, and we can’t buy health care without first paying income taxes on those dollars. It’s ridiculous that our health care plans can’t move with us when we change jobs. And there are too many lawsuits.
So let’s fix those specific problems, not attempt to reinvent the entire health care system from Washington, D.C.
Take Action http://www.freedomworks.org/stophillarycare/
Then, read an exclusive FreedomWorks article from Matt Kibbe: Hillary Clinton's Plan for Health Care Disaster
Stop HillaryCare Video More than 7,300 Views on YouTube
It was launched little more than a week ago, and there’s already a lot of buzz around FreedomWorks’ first online video criticizing HillaryCare 2.0. If you haven’t seen it, take a look and forward to your friends!
Help us Stop Charlie Rangel’s “Mother of all Tax Hikes”
The income redistributors are at it again, this time looking to transfer a trillion dollars in wealth from one group of people to another. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) has introduced the Mother of All Tax Hikes, a $3.5 trillion tax increase which offends those of us who support limited government and serious tax reform.
Thankfully, a group of conservative “Young Turks” in the House of Representatives has introduced a true tax reform bill called “The Taxpayer Choice Act.” This bill would give you the option of paying a two-tiered flat tax, or sticking with the regular Byzantine tax code. You can help these legislative entrepreneurs out by TAKING ACTION NOW to send a message to your Representative. Tell him or her that you reject the massive tax hikes of Charlie Rangel and Nancy Pelosi, and that you support the Taxpayer Choice Act.
Liberty Summit: Less Than Two Weeks Away
FreedomWorks members from around the country are gathering on November 14th and 15th in Washington, D.C. for our fall Liberty Summit. You'll meet other activists from around the country, spend time with FreedomWorks leaders including myself and Steve Forbes, and hear policy briefings from conservative leaders in Congress.
There are only a few spots left, so please join us as we train to be better grassroots activists, and then take to Capitol Hill with our message of lower taxes, less government and more freedom.
Poll: Most Americans Oppose Sub-Prime Mortgage Bailout
Congress is considering a mortgage lending bailout, but a new FreedomWorks poll finds most Americans agree its the wrong approach by a 2-1 margin. Our very own Dr. Wayne Brough stars in a short video that explains the findings.
Thanks again for your work for freedom!