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|06-29-2003, 08:53 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2001
Hillary Is Smiling.....
June 29, 2003
Senator Hillary Clinton is smiling -- thanks to Republicans. The
Republican-led Congress did to America what Hillary Clinton tried
to do to us ten years ago.and Hillary couldn't be happier. Welcome
to Hillary Care!
The House and Senate each recently passed their own version of a
Medicare prescription drug bill and will soon vote on a final
version which then will be sent to President Bush to sign. When
President Bush signs the bill, the Republicans will have successfully
forced upon us a straight-jacket of socialized medicine that even
Harry Houdini could not escape.
The House passed its version by only one vote (216 to 215) early
Friday morning. It took the House leadership hours of arm-twisting,
deal-making and yelling (the microphones are turned off so you can't
hear on C-SPAN what is said on the floor during votes) to secure that
razor thin margin. In fact, it came down to the last minute.and then
some. The vote was scheduled to last five minutes, but was extended
by almost one hour. Once that 216th vote was secured, the gavel fell
ending the vote and ushering in Hillary Care.
However, a courageous group of 19 Republicans stood firm and voted
against Hillary Care. Eight of those 19 votes were Liberty Caucus
Democrats voted against the bill because they wanted more money and
simply to oppose the Republicans. But even though House Democrats
voted against it, don't think they aren't smiling along with Hillary
Clinton. The Democrats, yet again, suckered the Republicans into
giving them what they wanted anyway.
The 19 Republicans who voted against Hillary Care should be
congratulated. The 207 Republicans who voted for it should be
Learn how your U.S. representative voted. If he voted against Hillary
Care, thank him for standing for principle and not caving in to
political pressure. If he voted for Hillary Care, tell him you're
disappointed and will remember his vote.
To check vote and send a message, click
The Washington Times has a front-page story in today's edition you
will want to read titled "White House, conservatives split on drugs."
To read this article, click
The Washington Post published "A Costly Freebie" by Robert J. Samuelson.
To read this informative commentary, click
|06-30-2003, 07:07 AM||#2|
Advanced Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2002
This latest healthcare bill is a shameless attempt by Republicans to win over some of the "middle-ground" Democrats to the Republican party.