Liberal Democrats Tara Johnson and Steve Doyle had and amazing transformation last Thursday and proclaimed themselves Republicans.
Tara said, "...ask our members of congress to protect the vital services of medicare and medicaid..."
Well now, that’s what candidates Romney & Ryan have been saying the whole campaign and the Democrats have declared war on such fiscally responsible actions. You just can’t take more that $700 Billion (with a capital B) from medicare and medicaid and not expect to have a cut in services.
I guess what they really mean is that Obamacare should be defunded by the 700+ Billion to restore medicare and Medicaid. I totally agree and would like to see that happen immediately.
Whew, to agree with Tara and Steve on fiscal matters is really something. Maybe there is hope!
Americans For Prosperity is heading to La Crosse Thursday night for their "Hands Off My Healthcare Bus Tour". You can attend the event at Riverside Park at 6pm with special guest Shona Homes, a Canadian citizen who had to come to America to get life saving medical care. Now she is spreading the message of the dangers of socialized medicine.
Dan Kapanke is also planning on attending so I hope you will too.
At the May general membership meeting of the La Crosse County Republican Party I had the opportunity to announce my candidacy for the 94th State Assembly. At the meeting I explained how we at the state level can work to nullify the Affordable Health Care Act/Obama Care. I am glad to see that other state candidates are now beginning to also campaign on nullification of Obama Care. The Supreme Court has trampled on the rights of the people when they upheld the individual mandate taking away our right to choose not to buy health insurance.
> I read your comments regarding the bill, and was somewhat dismayed that you think Federal law trumps state law. That may de facto be true, but legally it is not. Article I Section 8 lists 17 powers granted to the federal government. Regulating, participating in health care is not among them. The Tenth Amendment makes clear what James Madison and others of our founding fathers believed to be true: That ONLY those powers listed were legitimate powers of federal government, and all other powers and rights were reserved to the people and the states.
> I urge you to look into the Kentucky Resolution by Jefferson, the Virginia Resolution by Madison, and modern nullification arguments put forward by Tom Woods, who wrote a book by that name, and has included both the above.
> Please read this article from Media Trackers.
Ever since Obamacare was floated as an idea Coulee Conservatives have been warning people about it. Any time the government seizes authority and control over something as complex as the health care of 300 million citizens you can pretty much bet with 100% certainty that it will be bad for individual liberty and will not accomplish anything positive.
One of the questions I asked my liberal friends from the very beginning was, "Do you really want a health care system that requires you to lobby a politician in order to get medical procedures approved?" In other words, is it a good idea to politicize our health care by passing something like Obamacare that forces businesses to either apply for waivers (beg the federal government for mercy) or go out of business?