Health Care, Lindsey, Protests & Honesty

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Conservatives are wringing their hands and believing the worst when it comes to Lindsey and health care reform.

On July 20, he told the Greenville News:

“…“I fear it’s a disaster in the making,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. “It will erode quality, impede patient choice and tremendously add to our national debt.”…”

Would you please explain why you protest a bill at a Senator’s office when you know darn good and well that person is NOT going to vote for it and is going to vote the way you want him to?  Sure looks like there’s an ulterior motive going on, right?  On July 18, a group of Tea Party People and “Republicans” protested outside Lindsey’s Greenville office.

“…“We’re here because of the socialized government health care program that we don’t want,” said Sylvia Bass of Easley. “We want them to promise to take this health care if they make us take it.”

Debbie Spaugh of Easley, a member of the Greenville County Republican Women’s Club, said the public option would put private insurance out of business.

“It’s cheaper to pay the penalty and drop insurance,” she said. “So more and more will be forced into the public plan.”

Graham called the bill “a disaster in the making,” and U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis, at whose offices protesters also rallied, said a public option makes no sense….”

On July 16 Lindsey and Jim DeMint were part of a group protesting the bill to Harry Reid.  It makes me wonder about “Tea Party Patriots”.  If they knew how Lindsey stood on Health Care Reform, why the H – E – DOUBLE TOOTHPICK were they protesting outside his office?

Sorry, they don’t make much sense, other than they wanted to damage both he and Bob Inglis.  Makes me wonder about them being Republican.

“...Corker, Senate Republicans To Reid: Securing The Solvency Of Medicare Must Be A Priority In Health Care Reform

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) sent a letter on Thursday, signed by 35 Republican senators to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) which states: “Securing the solvency of Medicare and protecting this critical health care program for our seniors must be a priority as we develop and consider legislation to improve our health care system. We believe that any potential monies found through the reform of Medicare should only be utilized to secure the financial status of this program…taking money from one program with urgent solvency problems to fund a huge expansion of health care benefits for others is not sensible.”

The letter also says, “We all want health care reform but taking money from Medicare to fund a new entitlement program is not an acceptable solution.”

Senators who signed the letter include: Lamar Alexander (R-TN), John Barrasso (R-WY), Bob Bennett (R-UT), Kit Bond (R-MO), Sam Brownback (R-KS), Jim Bunning (R-KY), Richard Burr (R-NC), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Corker (R-TN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jim DeMint (R-SC), John Ensign (R-NV), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Judd Gregg (R-NH), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Mel Martinez (R-FL), John McCain (R-AZ), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jim Risch (R-ID), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Richard Shelby (R-AL), John Thune (R-SD), David Vitter (R-LA), George Voinovich (R-OH), and Roger Wicker (R-MS)…”

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