November 8, 2009
BY THE NUMBERS: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Health Care Bill
Today I received this picture in an e-mail of our government at work.Makes me wonder if they really are working for my best interests.House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, pictured standing, far right, speaks while colleagues Rep. Barbara Lambert, D-Milford and Rep. Jack F. Hennessy, D-Bridgeport, play solitaire Monday night as the House convened to vote on a new budget. (AP)
The guy sitting in the row in front of these two... he's on Facebook, and the guy behind Hennessy is checking out the baseball scores. These are the folks that can't get the budget out by Oct. 1, Seriously! So, we’ve got a 30 day budget extension. Well, guess what, 30 days from now we will be in the same boat. I guess this makes it easy for the news ‘reporters’ as all they have to do is recycle the same headlines from this week and from 2 years ago.
I also received a newsletter from our Congressman Tom Latham telling me that 220 people have decided that the 307,889,856 people living in our United States are to have much more government involvement in our private lives.
This is a quote from the e-mail
"Everyone agrees that health care costs too much in this country, and too many have to go without insurance. But we can fix these problems without a $1.2 trillion government power-grab that will force every single American to become more reliant on the federal government for the delivery of their health care, whether they like it or not."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Health Care Bill
The numbers read like this
" 5.5 million -- The number of jobs that could be lost as a result of taxes on businesses contained in the legislation
$729.5 billion -- Total new taxes on employers and individuals
114 million -- The number of individuals who could lose their current coverage under the bill's government-run health plan, according to the non-partisan Lewin Group
43 -- The number of entitlement programs created, expanded or extended by the legislation
3,425 -- The number of uses of the word "shall," representing new duties for government bureaucrats and mandates for Americans "
I agree that we need health care for everyone.
It is something we already have now through the welfare program.A government program.It is something we are all paying for now if you pay taxes.Any one who does not have health care ins. can get care.It is the law no one can be refused.The illegals have found this to be true.
Why would we want to allow the government to take more tax dollars? This is just nuts.
From this e-mail it appears more will loose insurance than don't have it now.114 million will loose
From the National Coalition on health care
"Several studies estimate the number of uninsured Americans. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 47 million Americans, or 20 percent of the population under the age of 65, were without health insurance in 2008."
How much sense does that make??
I pray each day that the elected officials listen to the people who elected them and fix this health care problem without forcing the middle class to pay for another mistake.
The other question I have is why are they in such a hurry???????Wake up and speak up before it is to late.!!!!