Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pam Gorman: Stop this train- we want to get off

As America watched, 219 House Democrats  recently ignored the will of the American people and passed their government takeover of health care.  These people, supposedly representing us all, deemed your opinion irrelevant.
I was out in the community at a campaign event that day meeting voters and I can tell you I have never, in all the years I have served in public office, seen this level of concern and utter frustration from the electorate.  Many approached my booth and the first thing they wanted to know was, "Where do you stand on this healthcare bill being voted today?"  That tells me that people are both engaged and motivated.  That is the good news. The bad news is that this monstrosity of a bill did later that night pass. The problems with this enormous overhaul of American healthcare policy are numerous, but here are a few that concerned voters the most:
  • The unconstitutional individual mandate
  • The job-killing employer mandate and taxes
  • The taxpayer funding of abortion
  • The Medicare cuts that take choices away from seniors
  • The unfunded mandates on States which will burden already-strained budgets with billions in new spending obligations
  • The new government czars charged with deciding health care coverage
  • The shady backroom deals made to buy off votes from Members of Congress who otherwise would not have supported this bill. 
Prior to passage of this bill, the biggest concerns for most Americans were rising premiums and the rising cost of care. The Democrats’ bill, with all its disastrous policies, does not curb skyrocketing costs. And, premiums will go up under their plan along with taxes (both direct and indirect).

To improve access to quality, affordable health care, we must look to patient-centered reforms based on the principles of choice and innovation.  Several good policy proposals have been suggested by members of Congress over the last couple decades, and it is high time we get behind these reforms to replace this disastrous effort recently passed by Democrats in Washington. 

This week, Republicans begin the hard work of repealing the terrible policies contained in the Democrats' bill.  But the reality is that we will only be successful in doing so through the election process.  That is where YOU can finally be heard. 
Show Washington that you are not only relevant, but that you are powerful.  Let them "hear" you, finally, with a voice they cannot ignore... your voter's voice!
I am determined to not only vote to repeal this destructive bill, but to replace it with real reforms that are long overdue for the American consumer.  I want to see the marketplace work by giving you the freedom to choose your own healthcare provider, and if you choose, your own insurance provider.  You should be able to directly purchase your insurance at any level of coverage, from any insurance company, in any state... And, you should be able to purchase it with after-tax dollars (just like employers do now).
Most Republican candidates for Congress will support these better options, but I will lead the way and fight to the end.  That is what I have always done in your state legislature, and you can count on me to continue to be a fighter for you when I get to Washington.  We are in a battle for the very soul of America.  This is no time for "go-along-get-along" politicians.  I am a fighter and I am not afraid to fight the Republican party, if they are behaving like Democrats and bureaucrats.
But, to get there, I need your help.  Will you make an investment in your future by helping my campaign get our message out to other voters?  You know I am a fighter and am not afraid to lead into battle territory.  Please help us assure that other voters know the same by contributing to our campaign efforts today.  Please invest in America!
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Phoenix, AZ, 85087

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Gorman definitely has my vote! She is the only true conservative in the CD3 race to replace Shadegg. She is a leader who will fight against government takeovers and tax hikes...even when they are unpopular...even when the Republican-led majority in the State Legislature pleaded with her to support the sales tax hike. Gorman has a proven record of leadership and conservative principles that is unmatched amongst her primary opponents.