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Shays Says Repeal Obamacare

Candidate for U.S. Senate Christopher Shays says we need to repeal Obamacare.

Christopher Shays, Republican candidate for United States Senate released this statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare.

"The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of the individual healthcare mandate just reaffirms the need to send someone to the United States Senate who has the ability to repeal this destructive law.  Obamacare is one of the worst government infringements on our individual liberties and personal freedoms in my generation. This was a power grab of the U.S. health care system by Chris Murphy, a Democratic Congress and the Obama Administration.

The Supreme Court ruled that the President’s healthcare plan is constitutional based on the fact that the individual mandate is a tax, in spite of the fact that the Democrat-controlled Congress and the Administration repeatedly insisted it was not a tax. This hypocrisy is why Americans have a right to be fed up with Washington.

Obamacare is increasing health insurance premiums, reducing patient choice, threatening the quality of care, and impeding medical progress. On top of that, six years of Obamacare ‘benefits’ are paid for with ten years of taxes.

Obamacare takes $500 billion away from Medicare, a vital program for our senior citizens that was already heading for insolvency, and uses it for other purposes.

Now more than ever we need experienced leaders who can navigate the process so that we can repeal the President’s so-called “Affordable Healthcare Act.”

The federal government does have a role in healthcare, such as Medicare, Medicaid, community-based healthcare programs, and providing healthcare to veterans, and active military. But a federal mandate was always the wrong approach. We need a patient/doctor approach that promotes both quality care and cost savings and allows citizens within each state to determine the kind of healthcare programs they want. The right direction for healthcare reform includes tort reform, healthcare pooling and purchase across state lines.

If I’m elected to the United States Senate I am determined to repeal Obamacare, and I have the experience and knowledge to do it.”

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J Bauer July 26, 2012 at 02:38 AM
One of my favorites from Abe: "How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.” Quite appropriate to how the "debate" is being waged on the healthcare act currently. Here's another one of my favorite quotes from our 40th president and also very appropriate: "As government expands, liberty contracts"
sebastian dangerfield July 26, 2012 at 05:43 AM
question p as you start your diatribe with "the division that exists ...is attributable to republicans.... and end with 'dont forget the individual mandate is an idea that origninated with the republican PARTY (I emphasise party, because you also take exception to mischaracterizations). Now put the first and last sentence togther.... If the individual mandate had the support of the republican party and didnt pass--then who opposed it? The democrats? If that is the case, then you should hesitate a bit about blaming the division on republicans. However, if the individual mandate was not accepted by either the republicans or democrats as a whole, when initially proposed, then either you are overstating the idea that the republican party was for it or you have to blame democrats for not accepting it when first proposed.... either way you have boxed yourself in...sorry.
sebastian dangerfield July 26, 2012 at 05:44 AM
question p as you start your diatribe with "the division that exists ...is attributable to republicans.... and end with 'dont forget the individual mandate is an idea that origninated with the republican PARTY (I emphasise party, because you also take exception to mischaracterizations). Now put the first and last sentence togther.... If the individual mandate had the support of the republican party and didnt pass--then who opposed it? The democrats? If that is the case, then you should hesitate a bit about blaming the division on republicans. However, if the individual mandate was not accepted by either the republicans or democrats as a whole, when initially proposed, then either you are overstating the idea that the republican party was for it or you have to blame democrats for not accepting it when first proposed.... either way you have boxed yourself in...sorry.
Amo Probus July 28, 2012 at 12:54 PM
http://townhall.com/columnists/peterferrara/2012/07/27/obama_promised_not_to_raise_taxes_on_middle_class_he_lied
sebastian dangerfield July 28, 2012 at 01:59 PM
So if the Dems have their way, the tax bracket on the upper class will go to 43%. What makes me think that when they start paying that, obama will still villify them as making too much? He needs someone to blame--that's his style...and I dont think he will stop at 43% ..... the guy doesnt make things better....he just targets people.

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