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President Reagan on Government-Run Health Care
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President Reagan on Government-Run Health Care

No one sums up the fight and the future better than the Great Communicator.  It's worth listening to the whole thing. Twice.h/t: Club for Growth

06/16/2009
Unsettling Science in the Health Care Debate
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Unsettling Science in the Health Care Debate

Settled science rarely is. Except to those with a vested policy interest in the debate. True to form, a recent diatribe by Michael F. Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest acknowledges none of the widely available data that conflict with his passionate crusade against table salt. However, to a debate that has endured for decades, Jacobson does bring a modern twist:

06/11/2009
Help Us Defeat the National Soda Tax
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Help Us Defeat the National Soda Tax

During the presidential campaign of 2008, Barack Obama pledged that those making below $250,000 would not see their taxes go up one dime. He promised to cut taxes for the middle class and poor people. But if his friends in Congress get their way, President Obama will have a tough decision to make – whether to break his campaign pledge again in the form of higher taxes on soda and “sugary drinks” like sports and energy drinks.

05/15/2009
The Health Care Fight
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The Health Care Fight

Steve Forbes new article, "The Fight" does an excellent job of explaining how important the health care fight will be.  Check out the article.  Here are some quotes from it:

05/04/2009
Prelude to ObamaCare
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Prelude to ObamaCare

Without intending to, today's New York Times exposes the inherent problems with government rationed health care services, with lobbyists jockeying for advantage in the Medicare reimbursement game.  Already a dominant purchaser of health services, Medicare has created a shortage of primary physicians by cutting reimbursements.  Now imagine a world where all Americans are herded into Medicare....  Infinite demand for free services, skyrocketing costs, and some Grey Suited Soviet with a clip board determining if the medical procedure you need to live is worth the cost to the Treasury.

04/27/2009
Key Vote YES on Sen. DeMint's Budget Motion on Socialized Medicine
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Key Vote YES on Sen. DeMint's Budget Motion on Socialized Medicine

Dear Senator,

04/23/2009
Thank You Letter to Senators for "Yea" Vote on the Johanns Amendment
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Thank You Letter to Senators for "Yea" Vote on the Johanns Amendment

This letter was sent to the following 67 Senators who voted to prohibit the use of reconciliation in the Senate yesterday: Alexander, Barrasso, Baucus, Bayh, Begich, Bennet, Bennett, Bingaman, Bond, Brownback, Bunning, Burr, Byrd, Cantwell, Casey, Chambliss, Coburn, Cochran, Collins, Conrad, Corker, Cornyn, Crapo, DeMint, Dorgan, Ensign, Enzi, Feingold, Graham, Grassley, Gregg, Hagan, Hatch, Hutchinson, Inhofe, Isakson, Johanns, Klobuchar, Kohl, Kyl, Landrieu, Levin, Lincoln, Lugar, Martinez, McCain, McCaskill, McConnell, Murkowski, Murray, Nelson, Pryor, Risch, Roberts, Rockefeller, Se

04/02/2009
Key Vote Yes: Sen. DeMint's Health Care Freedom Amendment
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Key Vote Yes: Sen. DeMint's Health Care Freedom Amendment

Click here to download the PDF version of this Key Vote.

04/02/2009
Reconciliation, What Is It?
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Reconciliation, What Is It?

If you've been paying attention to what's going on in Washington recently, you've probably heard the word "reconciliation".  What is it?  It's a legislative process intended to allow a budget bill to be considered without filibuster.  In the Senate, it restricts debate to 20 hours and amendments are limited.  Without the option of filibuster, a bill in the Senate would only require 51 votes to pass.  A super majority of 60 votes is required to end a filibuster to move legislation normally. 

04/02/2009
FreedomWorks Launches Campaign Against Secret Socialized Medicine Provision in Budget
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FreedomWorks Launches Campaign Against Secret Socialized Medicine Provision in Budget

Washington, DC –  Included in President Obama’s budget is a $635 billion ‘down payment’ for health care reform.  President Obama does not get into details on what his healthcare reform would be, but he never the less asks for hundreds of billions of dollars to be pre-approved for it.  This money would no doubt be used to centralize health care decisions with bureaucrats in Washington and expand bankrupt entitlements programs.

04/01/2009

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