House Votes to Repeal Obamacare

Bipartisan Rebuke Sends Strong Message

Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, the U.S. House voted 245-189 to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The law, never popular among Americans, would decrease choice, increase premiums, raise taxes and add to the deficit.

“It is significant and revealing that today’s vote to repeal Obamacare was bipartisan,” Heritage Action’s CEO Michael A. Needham said.  “The rebuke makes clear that Americans want reform that empowers individuals, not federal bureaucrats.”

If Senators decide to cling to the unpopular law, 2012 could be for them what 2010 was for their House counterparts.

“As the repeal fight shifts to the Senate, the House must begin the critical work of defunding and delaying the implementation of the law,” Needham continued.  “Vulnerable Senate Democrats must now decide if they will continue to embrace the law, or whether they will issue a rebuke of their own.”

Although the outcome of today’s vote was not in doubt, it was not preordained.  Last spring, conventional wisdom was to downplay full repeal, focusing on jobs and minor tweaks.  Conservatives, including Heritage Action, disagreed.  During the summer, we worked to build political support for full repeal and, by September, there was bipartisan support in the House.

“Today’s vote is a validation for conservative activists.  They fought the conventional wisdom and pushed for straight repeal,” Needham concluded.  “Now, it’s time to do the same in the Senate.”

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  1. Awesome! Now we need to stop spending, have a flat tax. Abolish the IRS. Fire the Czars, cut all programs which are detrimental to individual liberties, and stop regulating people and businesses out of their ability to produce. Go back to the original intent of the Constitution, and abolish agencies and policies that violate that document.

        • This is one small step to bring our government into a restoration. Next, is the Senate vote for Obmacare. Then, Obama must be ousted from office in order to regain honor and respect back for our Constitution. This man is an illegal President. He is not a Natural Born Citizen, and He is a citizen of Indonesia, so even if he is a Naturalized Citizen, which is very doubtful, because of his Indonesian Citizenship, he would be a duo citizen. He is not eligible, never was. This is the most deplorable action against our beloved country. All of those who have been accomplices must be held accountable. He cannot be impeached, for he was never legal. So, he must be ousted and held up for terrorists offenses against our United States Government. This is the pinnacle of terrorists attacks. All bills and laws will be null and void. For our country to heal, this must be the first step. All must abide by their oaths of office, thus abide by our Constitution in order for the respect and honor and esteem for our country to be restored. “In God We Trust.”

          • I just read an article today that says the supreme court says our constitution is void. Obama needs to be ousted or arrested for treason or crimes against our constitution and our way of life. I really don’t think we will see another election before Obama makes himself the dictator of our country. Congress has to do something soon to get him out of office.

          • suzanne short,
            i am in total agreement witj you. obama needs to be held acountable, HE IS A TREASONIST! a jew hater, an america hater, a marxists, a terrorist to all freeom loveing people. obama breaks the laws of our constitution daily and sould be charged. do you abort babies?…..your a murderer. do you re-distribute wealth?……your a theif. do you support the people your country is at war with? …….you are a traitor!

      • I 3rd that! Also fix medicare and medicaid as well as allow health insurance to cross state lines. Seems simple enough for me. Besides, there is a whole lot more to this health care bill than health care!!

        • bill, the selling across state lines might make sense back east, but here in Oregon we have only domestic carriers in the individual market and I can’t think why an oregon carrier would want to go anywhere else other than an adjacent state, but if you were CEO how would you reconcile taking your unknown outside oregon company to go sell health insurance in Louisiana or Illinois, both of which would have differnt mandates to deal with and both different than Oregon? Just doesn’t practically happen so not sure how important that is.

          • When legislation is passed allowing insurance carriers to take businesses outside of the state, the state regulatory barriers will also be changed to make it easier to sell. There will be financial incentives to insure larger pools of people to disperse risk and grow business. Why would you sell car insurance just in the state of Oregon? The larger discussion should include defining insurance as a product. Our health insurance today is similar to “bumper to bumper” coverage in car insurance. We use health insurance metaphorically to “buy windshield wiper blades, buy a tire, and change the oil” so to speak, instead of using it only for car accidents. Insurance as a product is suppose to be there only when something catastrophic happens, like when a tree falls on your house, or when you have a flood. Health insurance has moved away from it original definition and has driven up costs for everyone in their position as third party payor. Medical care like other commodities must be priced at what people can afford out of pocket. When new technologies come on the market, their cost are high as well they should be to bring new ideas into reality. We could use insurance for this purpose. But technologies should then be “aged” and priced appropriately for the out of pocket consumer. A simple fracture should cost very little to repair. The most routine laproscopic surgeries performed today should be under $1000.

          • Well said, Lauren. One way to help the health insurance situation is to eliminate the tax deduction that businesses get for providing health insurance to their employees. Eliminate employer-provided health insurance and pass those costs to the employees as increased wages. Then employees can buy whatever health insurance they decide is best for them and take it with them when they change jobs. And they should get the same tax deduction for the insurance premiums that the employers were getting. Under this scenario, I suspect many would not go for the very expensive “bumper-to-bumper” health insurance but would get catastrophic insurance and save some money, tax free, in medical savings accounts to pay for “windshield wipers and oil changes”.

        • The healthcare bill has nothing to do with healthcare; it’s all about POWER.
          Don’t just establish Bush tax rates, reduce them and keep more money in the hands of the people who will spend it in the private economy, and ergo spend it efficiently.

        • you said more to this then healt care ,how bout more irs agents[16000] ,more goverment regulations,more czars to run it and the list goes on, thousands more govermet employs billions in new taxes

    • All of this is fine and good. The Senate is not going to vote on this, per Harry Reid. The House’s time is going to be taken up with delaying tactics and all sorts of things to keep the law from going into effect. I pray that the Senate will wake up and stop this arguing and just repeal the bill. Then we can proceed to make some changes in the insuance code that will benefit more people.

      • Harry Reid is almost as much a liar as Obama is, but I think he really means to block the bill to repeal from any Senate action. If so, it is up to the House to block any and all revenue from funding ObamaCare. There are still many RINOs in the Senate, so fear of the Tea Party pressure to retire them will have to be more powerful than the back room deals they are likely to make with the socialists. When the 2012 elections come around, the determination must still be strong enough to wipe the Senate clean of as many anti-American Senators as possible. The Democrats will be working overtime to discourage that determination. Read “Set Up & Sold Out” by Holly Swanson to see the interactions that drive the libs. Very eye-opening.

    • When the Senate Dems vote down repeal, immediately follow with the “Congress is Not Exempt Act”.

      Let’s get Lib senators and congressmen on the record for insisting Obamacare is good enough for their constituents but not good enough for elite legislators and their staffs.

      If “Congress is Not Exempt Act”. were to pass, then, the Libs and their staffs will quickly discover how bad Obamacare is, especially when they pesonally start paying extra taxes on their Cadillac insurance plans.

      Likewise, if we pull the exemptions from the 300+ corporations and unions that Obama let slide, then Obamacare will loose even more support.

      BTW – how come no one is challenging the constitutionality of these exemptions? Doesn’t everyone else suffer economic harm when some companies/unions get exempted?

      • I especially agree with Thomas (above) who states: “Let’s get Lib senators and congressmen on the record for insisting Obamacare is good enough for their constituents but not good enough for elite legislators and their staffs”.
        EXCELLENT POINT!! We need to ‘out’ them with this knowledge and let the legislators know that if we have to tolerate Obamacare…THEY should too!
        There is not nearly enough conversation about this very issue.
        That said, let’s all pray that the Senate will wise up and vote against it as well.

        • Carol,
          Back in early 2010, myself and 9 others met with Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY’18th-Westchester County). She swore that she’d never support a bill that did not apply equally to members of Congress and also that she’d oppose any elimination of Right of Conscious Protection for healthcare workers who are unwilling to participate in abortions. I don’t think any of us believed her at that time. Needless to say, our disbelief was wholly justified.

          • No kidding. Nita Lowey is not just pro-choice. She is pro-abortion which is the worst kind of liberal. I wouldn’t believe her if she told me the sky was blue.

          • Thomas,
            Why not start a recall of Rep. Nita Lowey? We don’t have to wait for their terms to come up to get rid of them.
            If the new Republican House doesn’t want to address the eligibility issue, they have already failed. We can’t wait for 2012. He has already done too much damage.

      • their are 26 att gen from 26 states with a laws suit as of 01-18-2011 filed by fla att general to stop obamacare as un constitutional

    • Linda, “a flat tax”? Would not the Fair Tax be better? Was not the Income Tax a flat tax to begin with?
      Please read the Fair Tax.

    • keep bringing this up for a vote as often as possible so the american people who are not aware or engaged in this fight come to know what a disaster this is.

    • You have said it all. After Obama signed a 10 page executive order yesterday that changes more of our country, I have tears in my eyes. He is setting up the organization so he does not need the legislative branch any longer to put his socialist plan in place. Cass Sustein is the real enemy of our country. Regulations will bury us not the extremist Muslims.
      God Bless those that fight and die for us everyday.

      • Congress has got to address the Executive Orders.

        Congress rejected Cap and Trade so Obama initiated the carbon regulations through Exec. Order.

    • we should get the same medical the president house and senate have the same as government employes get
      they do not get obamacare not fair is it good for us but not them

    • Linda well said but, not the flat tax but HR 25 the fair tax. Eliminates all income taxes, corporate tax and payroll taxes. Completely untaxes the poor and eliminates the IRS. Whats not too like.

    • Yes, we did it, but we have one huge problem that has to be taken care of, and if “it’s” removed, all else will fall into place, I feel. We have to rid this country, OUR COUNTRY of the illegal imposter that was put into office by illegal means. “IT” will continue to destroy us, bow down to the fellow Communists and continue on his way to allow OUR COUNTRY to be invaded by terrorist illegal imigrants to finish the job. Barry, AKA Dumbama, AKA, the biggest liar this country or the world has ever known, has to be thrown into jail and arrested for everything from Treason to giving all our money to other countries, leaving us broke. He’s had way too much time to fess up, which he won’t do. Why should he? He’s still in OUR WHITEHOUSE and NO ONE is doing anything. We can’t impeach an illegal alien, only a True American Citizen, therefore, he must be put into prison along with his Money Puppets for life, including his American Hating so called wife who is guilty of aiding and abetting. He can’t remain in office until 2012. He’s an imposter who wants to destroy our Constitution and our civil rights. He has to go, then we can really have something to celebrate. Another Independance Day.

      • excellent points you make. i have read that the obumma will resign very soon. nixon resigned in disgrace and he was a bit smarter then obuma…

        • Obama resign? I hope so, but no bets. Sure, most normal people would in his situation, but he surrounds himself with his gangs of yes-men, who don’t dare tell him anything he doesn’t want to hear. So he bounces merrily along, spouting his idiotic lies, and finding ways around the laws so he can turn the country into a socialist (then Marxist) disaster. Obama needs someone like Saddam Hussein’s General Sada, to tell it to him like it is.

          V.P. Joe Biden would be an interesting change.

    • Well said Linda…but by fair tax I hope you mean a flat 12% tax of all income, with no deductions. A national sales tax would be worse than what we have. A slaes tax is the most inequitable tax there is. The poor pay the highest percentage and the well off pay the least percentage. Business also should pay a flat 12% of profit, but no exorbitant deductions should be allowed above normal operating cost.

    • Let’s also stop bundleing up vast bills – If Congress wants to work ( sorry four letter word there ) then work properly and in the intrests of the people you serve . You do not need a “line item veto” what you need is to vote on individual items you want to fund defence then defence items are the only things in that bill . End of that discussion
      you want to fund highways fine end of discussion -. None of this well lets’s add this while we are at it crap . To our senate and our representatives DO YOUR JOB. And while your at it OUT LAW LOBBYISTS they do not represent US the American public if they did represent us we would not need you our “Elected” officials

    • Linda Sills said a lot, but more is needed to avoid an economic meltdown coming soon when the US Dollar loses its status as the world’s reserve currency, If (when) that happens, countries (& people) around the world will “dump” Dollars for the new reserve currency (needed to trade between nations). The US Dollar will collapse in a world-wide Dollar meltdown. To avoid that, we will have to DRASTICALLY cut Federal spending & start to pay down the Federal debt ASAP (at least $100 BILLION/year). To achieve that, we need to phase out the big entitlements like Social Security & Medicare. There are ways to do this while not jeopardizing those in or near retirement. We need to face these tough decisions NOW, before it’s too late. It may already be too late.

    • Triple that!!!! We can’t let up for a second. Little by little our government encroached on our freedoms because we were too lazy to stand guard. Little by little we can cut them back to where they were meant to be!! Keep the pressure on all fo them.

    • RIGHT ON!! This is just the first step, but our Country is starting to return to its basic format. The Constitution is NOT passe’ and is to be respected, not treated like the lining of a bird’s cage.

    • This just goes to show you that no matter how high the mountain, “We” the people can push on with our spirits soaring, even one small step at at time. We will repealing Obamacare is a step in the right direction. And when we do…I shall shout “Thank God, thank God at last, we are free from being slaves to healtcare welfare!”

    • ditto ditto on the sentiments regarding
      repealing the obamacare monstrosity!

      NOW THE JOB OF TOTALLY GETTING RID
      OF THIS GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF OUR LIVES MUST BE COMPLETED….

    • Linda Sills is right on…stop the spending NOW. No increase to the debt ceiling without offsetting spending cuts, implement a flat tax, abort the ATM tax now impacting most all Americans earning $100 K +/-, pass term limits with maximum 12 years legislative service and , all laws apply to Congress as well as us ‘commoner’s’.

    • amen but don’t forget: defund the executive branch, fire all the czars ( defund them ) block unapproved appointment, defund the epa, freeze all federal hiring, make repeal of obama care part of every other bill they try to pass, sunset of five or ten years on laws, let’s work on repealing alot of federal laws.(we need fewer laws more than we need more new laws)

    • We must put pressure on the Senate.
      I’m thinking we should not raise the Debt Limit.
      Eliminate the Dept of Ed, Dept of Energy and take the power away from the EPA to enact Cap n Trade w/o going thru Congress.
      If we are to keep troops in Germany, Japan and Korea, let the countries affected pay for it.
      Enact a Balance Budget back to 2007 spending.

    • The People spoke on Nov. 2; the 112th Congress is doing its job. Keep them moving! On to Tort reform, removing obstructions to getting the healthcare consumer in charge. Milton Fridman said “When you spend your money on yourself; you clearly have a strong incentive both to economize and get as much value as you can.”
      Thanks Heritage…keep it up.

    • Linda Sills from CA is aiming in the very correct direction!

      We also desire:
      – term limits for elected officials.
      – no more federal aid for states (unless state of emergency…a REAL emergency).
      – a TRUE understanding of separation of church and state (which is not even printed in the Constitution, but in a letter from T. Jefferson to a Baptist congregation).
      – no elected official as a lobbyist for a minimum of 4yrs after their service.
      – states regain their intended individual power
      – no unionized public jobs

      and reverse the ratification of the START Treaty.

      Thank you so much Heritage! You guys and gals rock!!! God bless America!

    • Taking one step at a time, I want to know exactly which Rep. Senators might not vote for repeal so that we can begin to put some pressure on them. Can we find out the names of these Senators, or is too early.

    • I believe Linda has a grasp of the situation. Nice comment Linda…I wish our congress had the same common sense you seem to have.

    • Well said, Linda! @Judith; look up those who voted with the Dems on it the last time around; those are likely culprits.

    • i agree i don’t think obama was born here either, i think he was born in kinya, and i think they should kick him out. he has spent and down so much dirty
      dealing and behind the United State’s people’s back
      that it’s stink’s. He out for everything he can get from
      us and then just stand back and laugh at all of us and
      congress and say boy! they(us and congress) are a
      bunch of fool’s. and laugh in our face and we let him do so. myself i can’t stand the guy, not even on tv, he has been in everybody and everything since he’s been in office,and telling everybody that this is going on and this is going to change, now our constitution
      is in trouble because he wants to change that too what the heck people better wake up and start sticking up for our country like our family before us did. i can’t believe our congressmen not sticking up for our country and the people. God Bless America where going to need his help.

      • Within this issue of Obamacare and the constitution we also have constitutional laws and provisions under the constitution. If we look at personal liberty, within constitutional law, we find certain supreme laws which forbid any form of government from instituting law which conflicts with the constitution, it’s laws and provisions. The importance placed on the restrictions & limitations of all forms of government can be founded, in part, under AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE VOL. 51 licensing of legislature limitations and restrictions. Within these limitations and restrictions on legislatures law making power I am amazed that in the last 12 years of comunication with them not one had knowledge of it existing. R.H.

  2. Awesome! Now we need to stop spending, have a flat tax. Abolish the IRS. Fire the Czars, cut all programs which are detrimental to individual liberties, and stop regulating people and businesses out of their ability to produce. Go back to the original intent of the Constitution, and abolish agencies and policies that violate that document.

        • This is one small step to bring our government into a restoration. Next, is the Senate vote for Obmacare. Then, Obama must be ousted from office in order to regain honor and respect back for our Constitution. This man is an illegal President. He is not a Natural Born Citizen, and He is a citizen of Indonesia, so even if he is a Naturalized Citizen, which is very doubtful, because of his Indonesian Citizenship, he would be a duo citizen. He is not eligible, never was. This is the most deplorable action against our beloved country. All of those who have been accomplices must be held accountable. He cannot be impeached, for he was never legal. So, he must be ousted and held up for terrorists offenses against our United States Government. This is the pinnacle of terrorists attacks. All bills and laws will be null and void. For our country to heal, this must be the first step. All must abide by their oaths of office, thus abide by our Constitution in order for the respect and honor and esteem for our country to be restored. “In God We Trust.”

          • I just read an article today that says the supreme court says our constitution is void. Obama needs to be ousted or arrested for treason or crimes against our constitution and our way of life. I really don’t think we will see another election before Obama makes himself the dictator of our country. Congress has to do something soon to get him out of office.

      • I 3rd that! Also fix medicare and medicaid as well as allow health insurance to cross state lines. Seems simple enough for me. Besides, there is a whole lot more to this health care bill than health care!!

        • bill, the selling across state lines might make sense back east, but here in Oregon we have only domestic carriers in the individual market and I can’t think why an oregon carrier would want to go anywhere else other than an adjacent state, but if you were CEO how would you reconcile taking your unknown outside oregon company to go sell health insurance in Louisiana or Illinois, both of which would have differnt mandates to deal with and both different than Oregon? Just doesn’t practically happen so not sure how important that is.

          • When legislation is passed allowing insurance carriers to take businesses outside of the state, the state regulatory barriers will also be changed to make it easier to sell. There will be financial incentives to insure larger pools of people to disperse risk and grow business. Why would you sell car insurance just in the state of Oregon? The larger discussion should include defining insurance as a product. Our health insurance today is similar to “bumper to bumper” coverage in car insurance. We use health insurance metaphorically to “buy windshield wiper blades, buy a tire, and change the oil” so to speak, instead of using it only for car accidents. Insurance as a product is suppose to be there only when something catastrophic happens, like when a tree falls on your house, or when you have a flood. Health insurance has moved away from it original definition and has driven up costs for everyone in their position as third party payor. Medical care like other commodities must be priced at what people can afford out of pocket. When new technologies come on the market, their cost are high as well they should be to bring new ideas into reality. We could use insurance for this purpose. But technologies should then be “aged” and priced appropriately for the out of pocket consumer. A simple fracture should cost very little to repair. The most routine laproscopic surgeries performed today should be under $1000.

          • Well said, Lauren. One way to help the health insurance situation is to eliminate the tax deduction that businesses get for providing health insurance to their employees. Eliminate employer-provided health insurance and pass those costs to the employees as increased wages. Then employees can buy whatever health insurance they decide is best for them and take it with them when they change jobs. And they should get the same tax deduction for the insurance premiums that the employers were getting. Under this scenario, I suspect many would not go for the very expensive “bumper-to-bumper” health insurance but would get catastrophic insurance and save some money, tax free, in medical savings accounts to pay for “windshield wipers and oil changes”.

        • The healthcare bill has nothing to do with healthcare; it’s all about POWER.
          Don’t just establish Bush tax rates, reduce them and keep more money in the hands of the people who will spend it in the private economy, and ergo spend it efficiently.

        • you said more to this then healt care ,how bout more irs agents[16000] ,more goverment regulations,more czars to run it and the list goes on, thousands more govermet employs billions in new taxes

    • All of this is fine and good. The Senate is not going to vote on this, per Harry Reid. The House’s time is going to be taken up with delaying tactics and all sorts of things to keep the law from going into effect. I pray that the Senate will wake up and stop this arguing and just repeal the bill. Then we can proceed to make some changes in the insuance code that will benefit more people.

      • Harry Reid is almost as much a liar as Obama is, but I think he really means to block the bill to repeal from any Senate action. If so, it is up to the House to block any and all revenue from funding ObamaCare. There are still many RINOs in the Senate, so fear of the Tea Party pressure to retire them will have to be more powerful than the back room deals they are likely to make with the socialists. When the 2012 elections come around, the determination must still be strong enough to wipe the Senate clean of as many anti-American Senators as possible. The Democrats will be working overtime to discourage that determination. Read “Set Up & Sold Out” by Holly Swanson to see the interactions that drive the libs. Very eye-opening.

    • When the Senate Dems vote down repeal, immediately follow with the “Congress is Not Exempt Act”.

      Let’s get Lib senators and congressmen on the record for insisting Obamacare is good enough for their constituents but not good enough for elite legislators and their staffs.

      If “Congress is Not Exempt Act”. were to pass, then, the Libs and their staffs will quickly discover how bad Obamacare is, especially when they pesonally start paying extra taxes on their Cadillac insurance plans.

      Likewise, if we pull the exemptions from the 300+ corporations and unions that Obama let slide, then Obamacare will loose even more support.

      BTW – how come no one is challenging the constitutionality of these exemptions? Doesn’t everyone else suffer economic harm when some companies/unions get exempted?

      • I especially agree with Thomas (above) who states: “Let’s get Lib senators and congressmen on the record for insisting Obamacare is good enough for their constituents but not good enough for elite legislators and their staffs”.
        EXCELLENT POINT!! We need to ‘out’ them with this knowledge and let the legislators know that if we have to tolerate Obamacare…THEY should too!
        There is not nearly enough conversation about this very issue.
        That said, let’s all pray that the Senate will wise up and vote against it as well.

        • Carol,
          Back in early 2010, myself and 9 others met with Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY’18th-Westchester County). She swore that she’d never support a bill that did not apply equally to members of Congress and also that she’d oppose any elimination of Right of Conscious Protection for healthcare workers who are unwilling to participate in abortions. I don’t think any of us believed her at that time. Needless to say, our disbelief was wholly justified.

          • No kidding. Nita Lowey is not just pro-choice. She is pro-abortion which is the worst kind of liberal. I wouldn’t believe her if she told me the sky was blue.

          • Thomas,
            Why not start a recall of Rep. Nita Lowey? We don’t have to wait for their terms to come up to get rid of them.
            If the new Republican House doesn’t want to address the eligibility issue, they have already failed. We can’t wait for 2012. He has already done too much damage.

      • their are 26 att gen from 26 states with a laws suit as of 01-18-2011 filed by fla att general to stop obamacare as un constitutional

    • Linda, “a flat tax”? Would not the Fair Tax be better? Was not the Income Tax a flat tax to begin with?
      Please read the Fair Tax.

    • keep bringing this up for a vote as often as possible so the american people who are not aware or engaged in this fight come to know what a disaster this is.

    • You have said it all. After Obama signed a 10 page executive order yesterday that changes more of our country, I have tears in my eyes. He is setting up the organization so he does not need the legislative branch any longer to put his socialist plan in place. Cass Sustein is the real enemy of our country. Regulations will bury us not the extremist Muslims.
      God Bless those that fight and die for us everyday.

      • Congress has got to address the Executive Orders.

        Congress rejected Cap and Trade so Obama initiated the carbon regulations through Exec. Order.

    • we should get the same medical the president house and senate have the same as government employes get
      they do not get obamacare not fair is it good for us but not them

    • Linda well said but, not the flat tax but HR 25 the fair tax. Eliminates all income taxes, corporate tax and payroll taxes. Completely untaxes the poor and eliminates the IRS. Whats not too like.

    • Yes, we did it, but we have one huge problem that has to be taken care of, and if “it’s” removed, all else will fall into place, I feel. We have to rid this country, OUR COUNTRY of the illegal imposter that was put into office by illegal means. “IT” will continue to destroy us, bow down to the fellow Communists and continue on his way to allow OUR COUNTRY to be invaded by terrorist illegal imigrants to finish the job. Barry, AKA Dumbama, AKA, the biggest liar this country or the world has ever known, has to be thrown into jail and arrested for everything from Treason to giving all our money to other countries, leaving us broke. He’s had way too much time to fess up, which he won’t do. Why should he? He’s still in OUR WHITEHOUSE and NO ONE is doing anything. We can’t impeach an illegal alien, only a True American Citizen, therefore, he must be put into prison along with his Money Puppets for life, including his American Hating so called wife who is guilty of aiding and abetting. He can’t remain in office until 2012. He’s an imposter who wants to destroy our Constitution and our civil rights. He has to go, then we can really have something to celebrate. Another Independance Day.

      • excellent points you make. i have read that the obumma will resign very soon. nixon resigned in disgrace and he was a bit smarter then obuma…

        • Obama resign? I hope so, but no bets. Sure, most normal people would in his situation, but he surrounds himself with his gangs of yes-men, who don’t dare tell him anything he doesn’t want to hear. So he bounces merrily along, spouting his idiotic lies, and finding ways around the laws so he can turn the country into a socialist (then Marxist) disaster. Obama needs someone like Saddam Hussein’s General Sada, to tell it to him like it is.

          V.P. Joe Biden would be an interesting change.

    • Well said Linda…but by fair tax I hope you mean a flat 12% tax of all income, with no deductions. A national sales tax would be worse than what we have. A slaes tax is the most inequitable tax there is. The poor pay the highest percentage and the well off pay the least percentage. Business also should pay a flat 12% of profit, but no exorbitant deductions should be allowed above normal operating cost.

    • Let’s also stop bundleing up vast bills – If Congress wants to work ( sorry four letter word there ) then work properly and in the intrests of the people you serve . You do not need a “line item veto” what you need is to vote on individual items you want to fund defence then defence items are the only things in that bill . End of that discussion
      you want to fund highways fine end of discussion -. None of this well lets’s add this while we are at it crap . To our senate and our representatives DO YOUR JOB. And while your at it OUT LAW LOBBYISTS they do not represent US the American public if they did represent us we would not need you our “Elected” officials

    • Linda Sills said a lot, but more is needed to avoid an economic meltdown coming soon when the US Dollar loses its status as the world’s reserve currency, If (when) that happens, countries (& people) around the world will “dump” Dollars for the new reserve currency (needed to trade between nations). The US Dollar will collapse in a world-wide Dollar meltdown. To avoid that, we will have to DRASTICALLY cut Federal spending & start to pay down the Federal debt ASAP (at least $100 BILLION/year). To achieve that, we need to phase out the big entitlements like Social Security & Medicare. There are ways to do this while not jeopardizing those in or near retirement. We need to face these tough decisions NOW, before it’s too late. It may already be too late.

    • Triple that!!!! We can’t let up for a second. Little by little our government encroached on our freedoms because we were too lazy to stand guard. Little by little we can cut them back to where they were meant to be!! Keep the pressure on all fo them.

    • RIGHT ON!! This is just the first step, but our Country is starting to return to its basic format. The Constitution is NOT passe’ and is to be respected, not treated like the lining of a bird’s cage.

    • This just goes to show you that no matter how high the mountain, “We” the people can push on with our spirits soaring, even one small step at at time. We will repealing Obamacare is a step in the right direction. And when we do…I shall shout “Thank God, thank God at last, we are free from being slaves to healtcare welfare!”

    • ditto ditto on the sentiments regarding
      repealing the obamacare monstrosity!

      NOW THE JOB OF TOTALLY GETTING RID
      OF THIS GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF OUR LIVES MUST BE COMPLETED….

    • Linda Sills is right on…stop the spending NOW. No increase to the debt ceiling without offsetting spending cuts, implement a flat tax, abort the ATM tax now impacting most all Americans earning $100 K +/-, pass term limits with maximum 12 years legislative service and , all laws apply to Congress as well as us ‘commoner’s’.

    • amen but don’t forget: defund the executive branch, fire all the czars ( defund them ) block unapproved appointment, defund the epa, freeze all federal hiring, make repeal of obama care part of every other bill they try to pass, sunset of five or ten years on laws, let’s work on repealing alot of federal laws.(we need fewer laws more than we need more new laws)

    • We must put pressure on the Senate.
      I’m thinking we should not raise the Debt Limit.
      Eliminate the Dept of Ed, Dept of Energy and take the power away from the EPA to enact Cap n Trade w/o going thru Congress.
      If we are to keep troops in Germany, Japan and Korea, let the countries affected pay for it.
      Enact a Balance Budget back to 2007 spending.

    • The People spoke on Nov. 2; the 112th Congress is doing its job. Keep them moving! On to Tort reform, removing obstructions to getting the healthcare consumer in charge. Milton Fridman said “When you spend your money on yourself; you clearly have a strong incentive both to economize and get as much value as you can.”
      Thanks Heritage…keep it up.

    • Linda Sills from CA is aiming in the very correct direction!

      We also desire:
      – term limits for elected officials.
      – no more federal aid for states (unless state of emergency…a REAL emergency).
      – a TRUE understanding of separation of church and state (which is not even printed in the Constitution, but in a letter from T. Jefferson to a Baptist congregation).
      – no elected official as a lobbyist for a minimum of 4yrs after their service.
      – states regain their intended individual power
      – no unionized public jobs

      and reverse the ratification of the START Treaty.

      Thank you so much Heritage! You guys and gals rock!!! God bless America!

    • Taking one step at a time, I want to know exactly which Rep. Senators might not vote for repeal so that we can begin to put some pressure on them. Can we find out the names of these Senators, or is too early.

    • I believe Linda has a grasp of the situation. Nice comment Linda…I wish our congress had the same common sense you seem to have.

    • Well said, Linda! @Judith; look up those who voted with the Dems on it the last time around; those are likely culprits.

  3. Thanks to all those who voted to repeal Obamacare and for listening to the people. It is a step in the right direction, now let us finish the job.

    God Bless!

  4. Thanks to all those who voted to repeal Obamacare and for listening to the people. It is a step in the right direction, now let us finish the job.

    God Bless!

  5. This is great news. I was hoping for this last summer… was praying , its happened, I felt last summer that we needed to repeal this worthless law.. american patriot

  6. This is great news. I was hoping for this last summer… was praying , its happened, I felt last summer that we needed to repeal this worthless law.. american patriot

  7. I am very “VERY” pleased with the outcome!!!
    We need to stay focused and finish the job. Thanks for everything everyone has taken part in here. This is “freedom” !!!!

  8. I am very “VERY” pleased with the outcome!!!
    We need to stay focused and finish the job. Thanks for everything everyone has taken part in here. This is “freedom” !!!!

  9. We all need to emphasize these points: Stop the 125 new Government Agencies that must be developed, staffed and housed and stop the waivers given to over 332 corporations U unions, by REPEALLING ObamaCare and REPLACING it with new and better Health Care Reforms including TORT, Portability and Tax Credits to the Uninsured. Pass a bill with 200 pages or less, and repeal the 2,801 page monstrousity that no one can read and understand!

    • We just need the gov. out of the insurance business-period. They have no business in health care. That is a private issue, not to be mandated in in way by the gov.

    • I want to reply to both Donald and Linda above … pressed the wrong reply:) Any way, YES, YES, YES … between you and Linda [above], I agree wholeheartedly. We need to support JimDeMint as he is the true bearer of what WE THE PEOPLE want and he fights for it … tooth and nail! I wish he would run for Pres in 2012.

  10. We all need to emphasize these points: Stop the 125 new Government Agencies that must be developed, staffed and housed and stop the waivers given to over 332 corporations U unions, by REPEALLING ObamaCare and REPLACING it with new and better Health Care Reforms including TORT, Portability and Tax Credits to the Uninsured. Pass a bill with 200 pages or less, and repeal the 2,801 page monstrousity that no one can read and understand!

    • We just need the gov. out of the insurance business-period. They have no business in health care. That is a private issue, not to be mandated in in way by the gov.

    • I want to reply to both Donald and Linda above … pressed the wrong reply:) Any way, YES, YES, YES … between you and Linda [above], I agree wholeheartedly. We need to support JimDeMint as he is the true bearer of what WE THE PEOPLE want and he fights for it … tooth and nail! I wish he would run for Pres in 2012.

  11. WOO HOO!
    Public scrutiny of Harry Reid and every Senator coming up for re-election in 2012. They need to be publicly pressured to bring this measure to the floor of the Senate for a vote. They need to be accountable for their stand on this issue.

    Next on the agenda???? Tax reform can we say 1. Fairtax 2. Abolish IRS 3 Abolish FCC

    • I couldn’t agree with you more Glynnda. As to “Next on the agenda” 1. AMEN 2. AMEN 3. AMEN.

      We need to make it so bad for Harry Reid that he tucks tail and runs for cover.

  12. WOO HOO!
    Public scrutiny of Harry Reid and every Senator coming up for re-election in 2012. They need to be publicly pressured to bring this measure to the floor of the Senate for a vote. They need to be accountable for their stand on this issue.

    Next on the agenda???? Tax reform can we say 1. Fairtax 2. Abolish IRS 3 Abolish FCC

    • I couldn’t agree with you more Glynnda. As to “Next on the agenda” 1. AMEN 2. AMEN 3. AMEN.

      We need to make it so bad for Harry Reid that he tucks tail and runs for cover.

  13. I agree100% with Donald Bolster’s reply. I also think that congress should be required to read it and it should be posted on the internet so that we have a chance to read it before it is voted on!

  14. I agree100% with Donald Bolster’s reply. I also think that congress should be required to read it and it should be posted on the internet so that we have a chance to read it before it is voted on!

  15. I would like you to post the name of the congressmen who voted against repeal. I do not want them continue going against us, the citizens, best interest.

  16. I would like you to post the name of the congressmen who voted against repeal. I do not want them continue going against us, the citizens, best interest.

  17. Grateful for the vote, but seriously folks our elected members need to go beyond a symbolic vote. Much work in the face great opposition from the left must be done. Keep pushing to repeal.

    • marcia, the media keeps saying symbolic, but I was on a conference call with Tea Party Patriots last night and there was a congressman, who knows the rules of the senate, who said though Harry Reid says it will never be voted on it can be pressed to a vote by any senator. It seems any senator can use the rules to force a vote on any bill at any time. Forcing a vote would let everyone see who refused to repeal it and with 20 Dems coming up for re-election in 2012 he felt many would be pressured to vote for repeal for fear of losing in 2012.

      • Jim…I am so happy to hear, that there’s a valid protocol to go around Senator “Sir” Reid’s rigid attitude on abolishing this Obamanation of a health bill.

        The health industry does need regulations, and the health care insustry also needs regulations, otherwise it will be the fox guarding the hen house, but as for government run healthcare…NO!!

  18. Grateful for the vote, but seriously folks our elected members need to go beyond a symbolic vote. Much work in the face great opposition from the left must be done. Keep pushing to repeal.

    • marcia, the media keeps saying symbolic, but I was on a conference call with Tea Party Patriots last night and there was a congressman, who knows the rules of the senate, who said though Harry Reid says it will never be voted on it can be pressed to a vote by any senator. It seems any senator can use the rules to force a vote on any bill at any time. Forcing a vote would let everyone see who refused to repeal it and with 20 Dems coming up for re-election in 2012 he felt many would be pressured to vote for repeal for fear of losing in 2012.

      • Jim…I am so happy to hear, that there’s a valid protocol to go around Senator “Sir” Reid’s rigid attitude on abolishing this Obamanation of a health bill.

        The health industry does need regulations, and the health care insustry also needs regulations, otherwise it will be the fox guarding the hen house, but as for government run healthcare…NO!!

    • I am also in favor of term limits, but are you aware that one term in either the Senate or Congress, as well as the President’s chair, and they will receive their full paycheck…for the rest of their lives? Does anyone have any idea as to just how much that albatross is costing us, the lowly peasant tax payers??

      The other part that galls me, is that this elite group are also NOT on Social Security, nor are their health benefits included in Obamacare.

      The list goes on and on. It has to be stopped!!

    • I am also in favor of term limits, but are you aware that one term in either the Senate or Congress, as well as the President’s chair, and they will receive their full paycheck…for the rest of their lives? Does anyone have any idea as to just how much that albatross is costing us, the lowly peasant tax payers??

      The other part that galls me, is that this elite group are also NOT on Social Security, nor are their health benefits included in Obamacare.

      The list goes on and on. It has to be stopped!!

  19. Great for the new Congress to do what they ran on; however, I do not believe this will get past the Senate and the president. If it gets pasted in the Senate, the president will VETO the bill and there are not enough votes to over-ride the VETO.

    Now is the time for the Condress to start defunding everything in the medical bill and also the money for the Czars. No money, No Czars.

    • The House controls the purse strings….DEFUND! It may have passed but they’ll need money to implement it! DEFUND! DEFUND! DEFUND!

  20. Great for the new Congress to do what they ran on; however, I do not believe this will get past the Senate and the president. If it gets pasted in the Senate, the president will VETO the bill and there are not enough votes to over-ride the VETO.

    Now is the time for the Condress to start defunding everything in the medical bill and also the money for the Czars. No money, No Czars.

    • The House controls the purse strings….DEFUND! It may have passed but they’ll need money to implement it! DEFUND! DEFUND! DEFUND!

  21. I am extremely happy this passed. However, to me it was not a bipartsan vote at all — only 3 democrats voted to repeal this horrible bill.
    We need to stay focused and get a full repeal and hammer the senate now.
    Thanks to all who voted for the repeal. We NEED you.
    Thanks to Heritage for all you do to help us and congress on staying informed and educated on issues and in the case, healthcare.

  22. I am extremely happy this passed. However, to me it was not a bipartsan vote at all — only 3 democrats voted to repeal this horrible bill.
    We need to stay focused and get a full repeal and hammer the senate now.
    Thanks to all who voted for the repeal. We NEED you.
    Thanks to Heritage for all you do to help us and congress on staying informed and educated on issues and in the case, healthcare.

  23. 2012 is not far away. The Senators need to listen to the will of the people.Everyone should know by now what direction Obama wants to take this country in. ANNIHILATION! Most of the liberal dems don’t care because they probably have their money stashed away in other countries for safe-keeping. Sinister is the word for Washington right now.

  24. 2012 is not far away. The Senators need to listen to the will of the people.Everyone should know by now what direction Obama wants to take this country in. ANNIHILATION! Most of the liberal dems don’t care because they probably have their money stashed away in other countries for safe-keeping. Sinister is the word for Washington right now.

  25. I think this is only the beginning. We need to remain unified in our efforts. The left is not to be trusted. The czars are busy dreaming up more ways to oppress and impliment their plans one way or another. Thank God we have a constitution and people that are finally reading it and learning history and are standing up for what is right.

  26. I think this is only the beginning. We need to remain unified in our efforts. The left is not to be trusted. The czars are busy dreaming up more ways to oppress and impliment their plans one way or another. Thank God we have a constitution and people that are finally reading it and learning history and are standing up for what is right.

  27. Stop government waste. Eliminate dozens of federal agencies. Cut spending. Eliminate the IRS. Curb foreign aid drastically especially to countries who routinely vote against us at the UN. Get rid of the UN and the IRS. Close the borders. Drill for oil anywhere that it is economically feasible. No amnesty. No automatic citizenship to babies born to illegal aliens.

    • Just a quick comment, in regard to drillling for oil, and it is more of a question than a statement.

      Up under the Dakotas there is a huge reserve of oil, that dwarfs the oil reserves of Saudi Arabia, and I am under the impression that this can easily provide for this country for years, and years, and years. So why are we bothering to drill elsewhere, and in far more fragile ecosystems?? Why are we bothering to continue buying foreign oil??

  28. Stop government waste. Eliminate dozens of federal agencies. Cut spending. Eliminate the IRS. Curb foreign aid drastically especially to countries who routinely vote against us at the UN. Get rid of the UN and the IRS. Close the borders. Drill for oil anywhere that it is economically feasible. No amnesty. No automatic citizenship to babies born to illegal aliens.

    • Just a quick comment, in regard to drillling for oil, and it is more of a question than a statement.

      Up under the Dakotas there is a huge reserve of oil, that dwarfs the oil reserves of Saudi Arabia, and I am under the impression that this can easily provide for this country for years, and years, and years. So why are we bothering to drill elsewhere, and in far more fragile ecosystems?? Why are we bothering to continue buying foreign oil??

  29. Pay close attention to those Senators that vote against the repeal and vote against THEM in 2012.
    Next on the agenda, eliminating U.S. Aid to hostile countries, increasing import tariffs on countries with under valued currencies and eliminating Congressional lobbyists and Congressional perks..

    • Everyone seems so happy. This is only a symbolic jesture, and this won’t help the economy, the educational system, energy resources or even get rid of Obamacare. The real work hasn’t started. And unless we ride herd on Congress, they’ll revert back to their old passive, good-old-boy mentality. We need to make them earn their keep. Hi Yo Silver! Ride ’em cowboy! Bag ’em Tea Baggers!

    • Patriots,

      Do not pass ANY legislation, do not vote on ANY ammendment, do not do ANYTHING until Obamacare is REPEALED!

      Do this OVER and OVER until TYRANNY is REJECTED!

  30. Pay close attention to those Senators that vote against the repeal and vote against THEM in 2012.
    Next on the agenda, eliminating U.S. Aid to hostile countries, increasing import tariffs on countries with under valued currencies and eliminating Congressional lobbyists and Congressional perks..

    • Everyone seems so happy. This is only a symbolic jesture, and this won’t help the economy, the educational system, energy resources or even get rid of Obamacare. The real work hasn’t started. And unless we ride herd on Congress, they’ll revert back to their old passive, good-old-boy mentality. We need to make them earn their keep. Hi Yo Silver! Ride ’em cowboy! Bag ’em Tea Baggers!

    • Patriots,

      Do not pass ANY legislation, do not vote on ANY ammendment, do not do ANYTHING until Obamacare is REPEALED!

      Do this OVER and OVER until TYRANNY is REJECTED!

  31. YES ! Let the Alinskysocialliberalcrats know that we are not playing games , and the American People do have a Voice

  32. YES ! Let the Alinskysocialliberalcrats know that we are not playing games , and the American People do have a Voice

  33. Dumb. These guys want to ensure that millions of Americans won’t have Health Insurance. I’m retired military and until I retired I did not realize the cost & difficulty my fellow Americans have in getting Health Insurance. That needs to be fixed.

    • AGREED. The difficulty of accessing health care is its cost. This needs to be addressed, and can be with the proper legislation, and sufficient penalties for violations.

      One of the biggest reasons for the high costs sit with the big pharmaceuticals. The greedy attitutude of….do anything, as long as it means over the top profits, has to be stopped!! Some of this attitude is currently in what is currently being prescribed, and not just for seniors, but for innocent children as well.

  34. Dumb. These guys want to ensure that millions of Americans won’t have Health Insurance. I’m retired military and until I retired I did not realize the cost & difficulty my fellow Americans have in getting Health Insurance. That needs to be fixed.

    • AGREED. The difficulty of accessing health care is its cost. This needs to be addressed, and can be with the proper legislation, and sufficient penalties for violations.

      One of the biggest reasons for the high costs sit with the big pharmaceuticals. The greedy attitutude of….do anything, as long as it means over the top profits, has to be stopped!! Some of this attitude is currently in what is currently being prescribed, and not just for seniors, but for innocent children as well.

  35. This is a terrific start, we are on our way now. I called my congressman’s office today and said that we want to see them on their own side of the aisle at the State of the Union Address. I suggested that standing together shows strength and unity and this is critical to getting all Americans to see that conservative elected officials are standing up for them. We are very tired of mixed messages.

    • glad thay voted it down. My idea for health care is to have employers pay $2 to 2.50 per hour into medical savings account thats $80. to 90 week X 50=$4000+ year towards any type of medical insurance thay want. the account would be dolled out by either ins. co. our secondary company. Doctors would have only one price no ins discount price would start with current ins. prices also doctors would hsve to post there prices on an open internet site so people can compare prices. Those that have ins. can switch insurance co. once a year like medicare does now. There is more but limited to space here. Thanks

  36. This is a terrific start, we are on our way now. I called my congressman’s office today and said that we want to see them on their own side of the aisle at the State of the Union Address. I suggested that standing together shows strength and unity and this is critical to getting all Americans to see that conservative elected officials are standing up for them. We are very tired of mixed messages.

    • glad thay voted it down. My idea for health care is to have employers pay $2 to 2.50 per hour into medical savings account thats $80. to 90 week X 50=$4000+ year towards any type of medical insurance thay want. the account would be dolled out by either ins. co. our secondary company. Doctors would have only one price no ins discount price would start with current ins. prices also doctors would hsve to post there prices on an open internet site so people can compare prices. Those that have ins. can switch insurance co. once a year like medicare does now. There is more but limited to space here. Thanks

  37. I’m so glad this Socialist euthanasia bill got repealed. When Obama vetoes it we still need the states to sue the government because of it’s not constitional and put it to bed forever. Remember when Ronald Regean said government is the problem.

  38. I’m so glad this Socialist euthanasia bill got repealed. When Obama vetoes it we still need the states to sue the government because of it’s not constitional and put it to bed forever. Remember when Ronald Regean said government is the problem.

  39. Amen to all these comments. We the People, through our honestly elected representatives, will continue to strive for government of the people, by the people and for the people.

  40. Amen to all these comments. We the People, through our honestly elected representatives, will continue to strive for government of the people, by the people and for the people.

  41. If either the Senate or President O’Bummer stop the repeal, defund every piece of spending in the bill. Kill (I’m sorry that’s a very bad word to use) the Bill….

  42. If either the Senate or President O’Bummer stop the repeal, defund every piece of spending in the bill. Kill (I’m sorry that’s a very bad word to use) the Bill….

  43. I feel thatwe as Americans don’t need the Federal Government and do away with them as well as the lobbiest that causes higher prices for gas, food and clothing as well as housing here America.Keep all of the lobbiest from putting foot on any government property as well as State and Local governemnt.Stop giving all of these big bonuses to the elected officials who we voted in office and can’t as well as want do the job for the American people like they told us they’ll do.All of the government elected officials weather ole or new are nothing but greedy crooks stealing all of our hard earned tax dollars to put in their own pockets.
    What has the government done for al of the American Senior Citizens but take more and more away from us and give themselves big raises every year while the seniors don’t get COLR for 3 years.That’s a lots of money for the rich and greedy isn’t it?
    It’s about time for the American people to get off their butts and start taking our government back and get it out of the hands of King Pharoh and all of his greedy crooks in Washington.
    Stand up Americans and look what our own government is doing to us by killing us and taxing us todeath.
    Thank you, Norman

  44. I feel thatwe as Americans don’t need the Federal Government and do away with them as well as the lobbiest that causes higher prices for gas, food and clothing as well as housing here America.Keep all of the lobbiest from putting foot on any government property as well as State and Local governemnt.Stop giving all of these big bonuses to the elected officials who we voted in office and can’t as well as want do the job for the American people like they told us they’ll do.All of the government elected officials weather ole or new are nothing but greedy crooks stealing all of our hard earned tax dollars to put in their own pockets.
    What has the government done for al of the American Senior Citizens but take more and more away from us and give themselves big raises every year while the seniors don’t get COLR for 3 years.That’s a lots of money for the rich and greedy isn’t it?
    It’s about time for the American people to get off their butts and start taking our government back and get it out of the hands of King Pharoh and all of his greedy crooks in Washington.
    Stand up Americans and look what our own government is doing to us by killing us and taxing us todeath.
    Thank you, Norman

  45. Part 1 done, now every citizen MUST contact each Senator with the order to pass this NEW bill. We must be informed with facts just incase they havent read the “OLD” bill yet. Their jobs are at stake but more importantly our country and the future of our lives are in peril. MAKE CALLS,E-MAILS AND FAXES and keep it going

  46. Part 1 done, now every citizen MUST contact each Senator with the order to pass this NEW bill. We must be informed with facts just incase they havent read the “OLD” bill yet. Their jobs are at stake but more importantly our country and the future of our lives are in peril. MAKE CALLS,E-MAILS AND FAXES and keep it going

  47. The most important business next should be to PASS THE FAIR TAX! If you do not like the Fair Tax you do not understand it, READ THE FAIR TAX BOOK!

  48. The most important business next should be to PASS THE FAIR TAX! If you do not like the Fair Tax you do not understand it, READ THE FAIR TAX BOOK!

  49. Freedom in health care will be stopped with government control. Since I do not agree with how medicine is treating Lyme disease now I do not want anyone telling me how to take care of my body. Repeal is what I want. Don’t stop. Keep bringing it up if the Senate doesn’t cooperate. Thanks.

  50. Freedom in health care will be stopped with government control. Since I do not agree with how medicine is treating Lyme disease now I do not want anyone telling me how to take care of my body. Repeal is what I want. Don’t stop. Keep bringing it up if the Senate doesn’t cooperate. Thanks.

  51. Step one is complete. Now the pressure has to be put on by the tea Party and all concerned citizens. Peaceful demonstrations, phone calls to our senators,
    letters also must be sent. The peoples voice must be heard not just for the repeal of the health care bill but for all the other things on the lefts agenda. The unelected czars must also be dealt with. Too many people skirting around and abusing the constitution for the demise o this great nation

    • What should be made public about obamacare is who the actual authors of each part of it are. Their background and politics should be public record, our elected representatives should be authoring laws, not some faceless unkown. Every new proposed law needs to be personally written by an elected representative. Not some staffer or other unknown.

  52. Step one is complete. Now the pressure has to be put on by the tea Party and all concerned citizens. Peaceful demonstrations, phone calls to our senators,
    letters also must be sent. The peoples voice must be heard not just for the repeal of the health care bill but for all the other things on the lefts agenda. The unelected czars must also be dealt with. Too many people skirting around and abusing the constitution for the demise o this great nation

    • What should be made public about obamacare is who the actual authors of each part of it are. Their background and politics should be public record, our elected representatives should be authoring laws, not some faceless unkown. Every new proposed law needs to be personally written by an elected representative. Not some staffer or other unknown.

  53. Dont throw any parties yet! I have yet too SEE it repealed..I dont have much faith in Republicans or Dems..2 wings of the same bird as i see it…Right from the start they already caved on the weapons bill….But Keep Praying as i do!
    p.s. Neither party has closed the borders from Carter, too Clinton,too BUSH, to Barry. Get the picture?

  54. Dont throw any parties yet! I have yet too SEE it repealed..I dont have much faith in Republicans or Dems..2 wings of the same bird as i see it…Right from the start they already caved on the weapons bill….But Keep Praying as i do!
    p.s. Neither party has closed the borders from Carter, too Clinton,too BUSH, to Barry. Get the picture?

  55. WHAT WE SHOULD PROPOSE INSTEAD

    The “Restore Market Discipline to Health Care and Eliminate Taxation Without Representation Act”

    1) Americans shall have the right to purchase health insurance nationwide

    2) No government, federal, state or local shall dictate the terms of such policies

    3) Health insurance premiums will be tax deductible for all Americans regardless of whether such insurance is employer provided or purchased directly

    4) Re-establish Health Savings Account with contributions tax deductible up to $10,000 per annum and any unspent balances transferable tax free to surviving loved ones.

    This bill will be 1-page long, instead of the 3,000-page Obamacare monstrosity. It will be an entirely market driven solution.

    #1 and #2 will effectively eliminate all mandates forced upon insurers and insured by state insurance authorities. This will drastically reduce insurance premiums by as much as 50% (my guestimate) in states like NY and NJ with over a hundred mandates. Such mandates are really a form of taxation without representation. Politicians love these mandates because they can claim to be helping the poor (and irresponsible) without have to overtly raise taxes. But when people are allow to freely purchase insurance without such mandates, then they’ll have quantifiable proof of the hidden tax of those mandates. Rather than forcing private insurer to provide social benefits, states will now have to provide such benefits directly. This is how it should be. It will force politicians to go back to their voters to raise taxes to pay for the mandated coverage no longer paid for unwittingly by the insured. When this happens, expect to see demands that these benefits be “needs based”, as they should be. This will also restore market discipline to the consumption of health care since most people will opt for high deductible plans and will be reluctant to incur unnecessary medical expenses that they themselves have to pay for.

    #3 will start the process of decoupling insurance from employment. The number one reason people loose coverage is job loss and therefore employer provided healthcare.

    #4 will encourage people to provide an added layer of protection for their own health care. The tax-free transfer of remaining balances enables families to accumulate larger balances in their HSA for even further protection. These HAS’s will be a perfect compliment to insurance policies with high deductibles.

    • Don’t forget we need to get rid of the restriction that stops pharmacuticals and drugs from being imported. If the US drug makers had to compete against others prices would drop like a rock. Alergy medication that costs $60 here I can buy in Mexico, same manufacturer, for less than $15, same quantity and name.

      • Jim, thank you for bringing this up but you’ve got it completely wrong.

        The only reason pharmaceuticals from Canada and Europe cost less is that their governments set the prices. What’s really crazy is that these drugs were produced in the USA! So, you’re not “importing” them, you’re “re-importing”.

        What’s happening is that Canada and the EU only allow American pharma (which produces most of the new drugs in the world) to earn a “manufacturing profit” plus a small portion of the costs of R&D. This means that Americans are paying nearly 100% of the R&D costs for the world.

        It’s the exact opposite of a free market. In a free market, our Canadian and Euro friends would be paying their share for developing life saving and quality of life enhancing drugs.

        If as you suggested we allowed “re-importing” of discounted drugs they’d be no money for R&D and no hope for those suffering from Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, COPD, GERD, heart disease, Hyper/Hypo Thyroid, infertility, trauma injuries, etc, etc, etc.

        So, here’s what’s missing from my above post:

        5) The US government will levy a tax on all exports (a sort of “reverse tariff”) of pharmaceuticals to countries that set prices below the full costs of development and production including profit (“true cost”). Such tax will be exactly equal to the difference between the foreign government set prices and the true cost for the drug. The tax proceeds would be allocated to pharma R&D.

        Effectively, the foreign government would have the choice of not importing any drugs (and having to answer for all the suffering of its citizens deprived of such drugs) or paying full price, since the American manufactures, unable to pass along the cost of the tax, would refuse to sell at a loss. If Canada or the EU respond by self manufacturing (not easy to do), we’d charge them under international patent protection treaties. If they responded by doing their own R&D, then they’d have to either subsidize it or charge full price domestically; in either case the added investment in medical R&D would be properly borne Canadian and EU patients and the world would benefit from the additional medical R&D expenditures. My guess is that mostly they’d pony up and no longer get a free ride on the backs of the American consumer.

        • I agree with Thomas. But if nothing else was done ,if we could purchase health Ins acroos state lines it would save all of us money. I live in VA and pay 835.00 monthly premium. If I could buy this same ins , same coverage in NC for 385.00 and have a 500.00 deductiable instead of the 2000.00 deductiable that I have now.

    • Thomas, my wife and I were happily insured through our place of employment. While insured I suffered a heart condition that resulted in my receiving an artificial heart valve. Two years ago my employment ended right along with a large percentage of other Americans. I now have new employment but in a non prophet organization that does not carry health insurance for its employees, nor could it afford to if it wanted to. My current salary could, by no means cover the premiums required by the State high risk pool. My wife now works for a public school that refuses to offer health insurance to workers who work in food service, consequently they are careful to keep her and her coworkers employed just under full time. Even then they now say their insurance is only available to those who work though all 12 months of the year which would not include food service workers.
      So now we are in deep trouble with no current way to help ourselves out of trouble.

      I like your ideas, and believe they are right for our country. But we are not going to win this battle without finding a way to help those in circumstances like my own find a way to protect themselves and their families.

      We don’t want to burden our country with our problems and would not want to see the liberties of our fellow citizens taken from them just to resolve our dilemma. None-the-less, what happened to us through us into a category that now shames us. We look to our fellow conservatives to help us find a way to resolve this without violating conservative values.

      • David,
        I am humbled by you proud attitude toward self reliance and not wanting to burden our country. And, I am quite sure that both you and your wife have already more than carried your share.

        What’s the answer? It’s tough. Your circumstances are the result of a government induced distortion of our healthcare/insurance system. I have no doubts that had we all been operating under a free market, non-employer based insurance market that a) your loss of employment would not have disrupted your insurance and b) that the insurance you selected would not have been able to drop you once you got sick. So, going forward, I think that what I’ve outlined is the right way to go for our country.

        However; transitioning to such a system will likely result in market gaps such as yours. So are honorable people such as you to do who have fallen out of insurance coverage and now have a pre-existing condition? Under a truly free market you’d be able to get reasonably priced coverage for any future illnesses or injuries.

        But, what about your current dilemma? I would certainly support programs run entirely at the state level to directly assist someone like you. But, you naturally want to stand on your own two feet. The economy is improving in some parts of the country. Perhaps you or your wife can seek new employment with higher pay and/or benefits. If you are able to relocate, then pick a state where the current insurance market is more affordable for someone with you health issues. There is a huge variance in premiums from state to state. Shop for a new job based on the state with the best insurance market. A final thought is to get an insurance policy with a high deductible. I have such a policy where I live in NYS. I work in commercial real estate and am technically an independent contractor, so I provide my own insurance. Although NYS makes it unnecessarily difficult for groups of individuals to form groups solely to gain better group purchasing power in the insurance markets, I was able to get a very affordable, high deductible insurance through http://www.FreeLancersUnion.com. I believe they operate in multiple states. In any case, there may be other such associations where you live that could provide you with additional options.

        I wish I could offer more ideas. It seems awfully wrong to me that an insurance company can drop someone after they get sick. I mean, isn’t that why we paid for the insurance; to cover the full course of the illness. Continuing such coverage would not be creating a cross-subsidiary from one person to another. It would simply be enforcing an existing contractual agreement, to wit, I pay for insurance so that you’ll cover me if and when I get sick.

        Good luck. I wish you the best.

        • Thank you Thomas, I appreciate your suggestions. My wife and I have considered these. Changing employment and moving to a State where better rates can be found appears to be the best current solution. I would like to see the development of open competition across state lines however. If this can be accomplished, those dedicated to their work, or who have family who live near them will not be forced to abandon their employment, their home, their family and friends in search of better health care protection. I am sure there are reasons for the current insurance company protections that restrict across state line coverage. These restrictions however do not allow Americans the ability to follow work opportunities across state lines or remain in their homes.

          Otherwise, I am satisfied, with your recommendations. Regardless, we are convinced that America does not need, nor does it deserve Obamacare. Even though it purposes to protect me and those like me, I personally reject the help. It is a shameful bill, and it is shameful that progressives would use my dilemma and the dilemma of those like me to force our nation into socialized medicine, when all we really need are reasonable and affordable options.

          I pray that God will preserve my health and keep me out of the hospital until a solution can be found. To cite my own ancestor on my mother’s side of the family. “Give me liberty or give me death.”

          • David, its people like you that make me proud to be an American. I am sure Patrick Henry would be proud.

    • Until there is REAL competition in the health care field prices will continue to be inflated. By this I mean that all health care providers, not just physicians and hospitals, need the freedom to provide services. For instance, nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners are fully educated and trained, certified, and licensed to provide health care, but are often prevented from working without a signed agreement by a physician. This is anti-competitive and reduces the choices that consumers have for their health care needs. Nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners, chiropractors, and other health care professionals are not allowed to practice to their full scope of education, not reimbursed fairly for the same services, and not treated equally by Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance companies. This loss of liberty to “pursue ones happiness” affects the whole health care system. I appeal to the citizens of the nation to demand freedom for all in the health care market

  56. WHAT WE SHOULD PROPOSE INSTEAD

    The “Restore Market Discipline to Health Care and Eliminate Taxation Without Representation Act”

    1) Americans shall have the right to purchase health insurance nationwide

    2) No government, federal, state or local shall dictate the terms of such policies

    3) Health insurance premiums will be tax deductible for all Americans regardless of whether such insurance is employer provided or purchased directly

    4) Re-establish Health Savings Account with contributions tax deductible up to $10,000 per annum and any unspent balances transferable tax free to surviving loved ones.

    This bill will be 1-page long, instead of the 3,000-page Obamacare monstrosity. It will be an entirely market driven solution.

    #1 and #2 will effectively eliminate all mandates forced upon insurers and insured by state insurance authorities. This will drastically reduce insurance premiums by as much as 50% (my guestimate) in states like NY and NJ with over a hundred mandates. Such mandates are really a form of taxation without representation. Politicians love these mandates because they can claim to be helping the poor (and irresponsible) without have to overtly raise taxes. But when people are allow to freely purchase insurance without such mandates, then they’ll have quantifiable proof of the hidden tax of those mandates. Rather than forcing private insurer to provide social benefits, states will now have to provide such benefits directly. This is how it should be. It will force politicians to go back to their voters to raise taxes to pay for the mandated coverage no longer paid for unwittingly by the insured. When this happens, expect to see demands that these benefits be “needs based”, as they should be. This will also restore market discipline to the consumption of health care since most people will opt for high deductible plans and will be reluctant to incur unnecessary medical expenses that they themselves have to pay for.

    #3 will start the process of decoupling insurance from employment. The number one reason people loose coverage is job loss and therefore employer provided healthcare.

    #4 will encourage people to provide an added layer of protection for their own health care. The tax-free transfer of remaining balances enables families to accumulate larger balances in their HSA for even further protection. These HAS’s will be a perfect compliment to insurance policies with high deductibles.

    • Don’t forget we need to get rid of the restriction that stops pharmacuticals and drugs from being imported. If the US drug makers had to compete against others prices would drop like a rock. Alergy medication that costs $60 here I can buy in Mexico, same manufacturer, for less than $15, same quantity and name.

      • Jim, thank you for bringing this up but you’ve got it completely wrong.

        The only reason pharmaceuticals from Canada and Europe cost less is that their governments set the prices. What’s really crazy is that these drugs were produced in the USA! So, you’re not “importing” them, you’re “re-importing”.

        What’s happening is that Canada and the EU only allow American pharma (which produces most of the new drugs in the world) to earn a “manufacturing profit” plus a small portion of the costs of R&D. This means that Americans are paying nearly 100% of the R&D costs for the world.

        It’s the exact opposite of a free market. In a free market, our Canadian and Euro friends would be paying their share for developing life saving and quality of life enhancing drugs.

        If as you suggested we allowed “re-importing” of discounted drugs they’d be no money for R&D and no hope for those suffering from Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, COPD, GERD, heart disease, Hyper/Hypo Thyroid, infertility, trauma injuries, etc, etc, etc.

        So, here’s what’s missing from my above post:

        5) The US government will levy a tax on all exports (a sort of “reverse tariff”) of pharmaceuticals to countries that set prices below the full costs of development and production including profit (“true cost”). Such tax will be exactly equal to the difference between the foreign government set prices and the true cost for the drug. The tax proceeds would be allocated to pharma R&D.

        Effectively, the foreign government would have the choice of not importing any drugs (and having to answer for all the suffering of its citizens deprived of such drugs) or paying full price, since the American manufactures, unable to pass along the cost of the tax, would refuse to sell at a loss. If Canada or the EU respond by self manufacturing (not easy to do), we’d charge them under international patent protection treaties. If they responded by doing their own R&D, then they’d have to either subsidize it or charge full price domestically; in either case the added investment in medical R&D would be properly borne Canadian and EU patients and the world would benefit from the additional medical R&D expenditures. My guess is that mostly they’d pony up and no longer get a free ride on the backs of the American consumer.

        • I agree with Thomas. But if nothing else was done ,if we could purchase health Ins acroos state lines it would save all of us money. I live in VA and pay 835.00 monthly premium. If I could buy this same ins , same coverage in NC for 385.00 and have a 500.00 deductiable instead of the 2000.00 deductiable that I have now.

    • Thomas, my wife and I were happily insured through our place of employment. While insured I suffered a heart condition that resulted in my receiving an artificial heart valve. Two years ago my employment ended right along with a large percentage of other Americans. I now have new employment but in a non prophet organization that does not carry health insurance for its employees, nor could it afford to if it wanted to. My current salary could, by no means cover the premiums required by the State high risk pool. My wife now works for a public school that refuses to offer health insurance to workers who work in food service, consequently they are careful to keep her and her coworkers employed just under full time. Even then they now say their insurance is only available to those who work though all 12 months of the year which would not include food service workers.
      So now we are in deep trouble with no current way to help ourselves out of trouble.

      I like your ideas, and believe they are right for our country. But we are not going to win this battle without finding a way to help those in circumstances like my own find a way to protect themselves and their families.

      We don’t want to burden our country with our problems and would not want to see the liberties of our fellow citizens taken from them just to resolve our dilemma. None-the-less, what happened to us through us into a category that now shames us. We look to our fellow conservatives to help us find a way to resolve this without violating conservative values.

      • David,
        I am humbled by you proud attitude toward self reliance and not wanting to burden our country. And, I am quite sure that both you and your wife have already more than carried your share.

        What’s the answer? It’s tough. Your circumstances are the result of a government induced distortion of our healthcare/insurance system. I have no doubts that had we all been operating under a free market, non-employer based insurance market that a) your loss of employment would not have disrupted your insurance and b) that the insurance you selected would not have been able to drop you once you got sick. So, going forward, I think that what I’ve outlined is the right way to go for our country.

        However; transitioning to such a system will likely result in market gaps such as yours. So are honorable people such as you to do who have fallen out of insurance coverage and now have a pre-existing condition? Under a truly free market you’d be able to get reasonably priced coverage for any future illnesses or injuries.

        But, what about your current dilemma? I would certainly support programs run entirely at the state level to directly assist someone like you. But, you naturally want to stand on your own two feet. The economy is improving in some parts of the country. Perhaps you or your wife can seek new employment with higher pay and/or benefits. If you are able to relocate, then pick a state where the current insurance market is more affordable for someone with you health issues. There is a huge variance in premiums from state to state. Shop for a new job based on the state with the best insurance market. A final thought is to get an insurance policy with a high deductible. I have such a policy where I live in NYS. I work in commercial real estate and am technically an independent contractor, so I provide my own insurance. Although NYS makes it unnecessarily difficult for groups of individuals to form groups solely to gain better group purchasing power in the insurance markets, I was able to get a very affordable, high deductible insurance through http://www.FreeLancersUnion.com. I believe they operate in multiple states. In any case, there may be other such associations where you live that could provide you with additional options.

        I wish I could offer more ideas. It seems awfully wrong to me that an insurance company can drop someone after they get sick. I mean, isn’t that why we paid for the insurance; to cover the full course of the illness. Continuing such coverage would not be creating a cross-subsidiary from one person to another. It would simply be enforcing an existing contractual agreement, to wit, I pay for insurance so that you’ll cover me if and when I get sick.

        Good luck. I wish you the best.

        • Thank you Thomas, I appreciate your suggestions. My wife and I have considered these. Changing employment and moving to a State where better rates can be found appears to be the best current solution. I would like to see the development of open competition across state lines however. If this can be accomplished, those dedicated to their work, or who have family who live near them will not be forced to abandon their employment, their home, their family and friends in search of better health care protection. I am sure there are reasons for the current insurance company protections that restrict across state line coverage. These restrictions however do not allow Americans the ability to follow work opportunities across state lines or remain in their homes.

          Otherwise, I am satisfied, with your recommendations. Regardless, we are convinced that America does not need, nor does it deserve Obamacare. Even though it purposes to protect me and those like me, I personally reject the help. It is a shameful bill, and it is shameful that progressives would use my dilemma and the dilemma of those like me to force our nation into socialized medicine, when all we really need are reasonable and affordable options.

          I pray that God will preserve my health and keep me out of the hospital until a solution can be found. To cite my own ancestor on my mother’s side of the family. “Give me liberty or give me death.”

          • David, its people like you that make me proud to be an American. I am sure Patrick Henry would be proud.

    • Until there is REAL competition in the health care field prices will continue to be inflated. By this I mean that all health care providers, not just physicians and hospitals, need the freedom to provide services. For instance, nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners are fully educated and trained, certified, and licensed to provide health care, but are often prevented from working without a signed agreement by a physician. This is anti-competitive and reduces the choices that consumers have for their health care needs. Nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners, chiropractors, and other health care professionals are not allowed to practice to their full scope of education, not reimbursed fairly for the same services, and not treated equally by Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance companies. This loss of liberty to “pursue ones happiness” affects the whole health care system. I appeal to the citizens of the nation to demand freedom for all in the health care market

  57. This IS a Great Beginning!! I don’t see how The USA can sustain any government-based Nat’l Health program as this one was based on 32 Mil. un-insured people & we saw the lie/escalation of that nonsense! The insurance industry know that the Law of Large numbers applies here, think of buying a lottery ticket; the more bought, the less your chance of winning OR of winning the entire sum! Then, there’s Adverse Risk which is what pre-
    existing conditions are! Their health requirements
    skew the results. These people belong in a high-risk insurance policy program which the industry has known forever!! Also, we don’t have enough Dr’s! This has to be thought out by people who know how to put it together & the Gov. should butt out! I doubt its sustainable & the comment that repeal will add to the deficit is so beyond ludicrous
    that’s it’s insulting!! Cradle to the grave, that’s what The White House wants…they can’t have it!!

  58. This IS a Great Beginning!! I don’t see how The USA can sustain any government-based Nat’l Health program as this one was based on 32 Mil. un-insured people & we saw the lie/escalation of that nonsense! The insurance industry know that the Law of Large numbers applies here, think of buying a lottery ticket; the more bought, the less your chance of winning OR of winning the entire sum! Then, there’s Adverse Risk which is what pre-
    existing conditions are! Their health requirements
    skew the results. These people belong in a high-risk insurance policy program which the industry has known forever!! Also, we don’t have enough Dr’s! This has to be thought out by people who know how to put it together & the Gov. should butt out! I doubt its sustainable & the comment that repeal will add to the deficit is so beyond ludicrous
    that’s it’s insulting!! Cradle to the grave, that’s what The White House wants…they can’t have it!!

  59. Thanks to the House, Rep Boehner, Rep Cantor
    and all 245 for voting to repeal Obamacare. NOW you must stop ALL funding of this abhorrant piece of legislation. And thanks to Heritage for laying out all the problems and dogging the issue!

  60. Thanks to the House, Rep Boehner, Rep Cantor
    and all 245 for voting to repeal Obamacare. NOW you must stop ALL funding of this abhorrant piece of legislation. And thanks to Heritage for laying out all the problems and dogging the issue!

  61. Repeal is great for our country and the millions of yet to be born U.S. Citizens. Isn’t it interesting that illegal aliens who bear children in this country get to have their children become citizens, but our own children who are about to be born to legal citizens have no rights. Why should all American tax payer citizens, which exempts illegal aliens, should have to pay for abortions which this Obamacare bill provides?

  62. Repeal is great for our country and the millions of yet to be born U.S. Citizens. Isn’t it interesting that illegal aliens who bear children in this country get to have their children become citizens, but our own children who are about to be born to legal citizens have no rights. Why should all American tax payer citizens, which exempts illegal aliens, should have to pay for abortions which this Obamacare bill provides?

  63. This vote is wonderful and encouraging. I hope Heritage will continue to provide analysis and conservative wisdom to the new Congress members and insert their wisdom with the dinasaurs that may wish re-election. I understand through Heritage ways that this bill may be viable in the Senate, I hope our conservative Senators have listened.

    With repeal, our elected officials must propose and debate reasonable, market driven solutions to provide quality healthcare at a reasonable cost in this Country. Please encourage and support that end – as a beginning!

  64. This vote is wonderful and encouraging. I hope Heritage will continue to provide analysis and conservative wisdom to the new Congress members and insert their wisdom with the dinasaurs that may wish re-election. I understand through Heritage ways that this bill may be viable in the Senate, I hope our conservative Senators have listened.

    With repeal, our elected officials must propose and debate reasonable, market driven solutions to provide quality healthcare at a reasonable cost in this Country. Please encourage and support that end – as a beginning!

  65. its Good the Voted to Repeal the Obama Health care . it Violated the 28th Amendment. . The house and Senate don’t think about the voters only what They want to do. to Help Balance the Budget I think both house need to take a 50% Pay Cut across the Bored as they would still be making a Six figure income anyway.. But thats just my opinion

  66. its Good the Voted to Repeal the Obama Health care . it Violated the 28th Amendment. . The house and Senate don’t think about the voters only what They want to do. to Help Balance the Budget I think both house need to take a 50% Pay Cut across the Bored as they would still be making a Six figure income anyway.. But thats just my opinion

  67. democrats are advertising that Americans can now get the healthcare that Congress has, but that is not true. We should insist that Congress has to follow all the same laws as everyone else and should not be paid as more than people serving their country in the service

  68. democrats are advertising that Americans can now get the healthcare that Congress has, but that is not true. We should insist that Congress has to follow all the same laws as everyone else and should not be paid as more than people serving their country in the service

  69. Repealing “Obamacare” is, according to the CBO and virtually all independent analyses, the single most costly error we could wish for. We can be grateful that a sober Senate and a wise President stand in the way of the “conservative” [more correctly ‘neo-conservative’] lack of thought on this matter.

  70. Repealing “Obamacare” is, according to the CBO and virtually all independent analyses, the single most costly error we could wish for. We can be grateful that a sober Senate and a wise President stand in the way of the “conservative” [more correctly ‘neo-conservative’] lack of thought on this matter.

  71. Get it past Herr Reid then the bill goes to Obama who without a doubt will veto it. When he does that the American voters will veto him. There has been too much passed by this administration that was against the will of the people of the United States of America. It must be stopped and we must keep the pressure on and never stop watching. Do it by the Constitution or DON”T DO IT AT ALL!!!

  72. Get it past Herr Reid then the bill goes to Obama who without a doubt will veto it. When he does that the American voters will veto him. There has been too much passed by this administration that was against the will of the people of the United States of America. It must be stopped and we must keep the pressure on and never stop watching. Do it by the Constitution or DON”T DO IT AT ALL!!!

  73. As I wrote to several senators and house members, including Speaker Boehner, if the bill fails in the Senate or the President vetoes the bill, then resubmit the repeal and tie it’s repeal to raising the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling is going to be raised but we should eliminate the new taxes, increased spending, and, yes, death panels that come with Obamacare and get something real for raising the debt limit instead of empty promises to cut spending. 70 million baby boomers are heading for Medicare, but they want to cut $500 billion from Medicare while expanding Medicaid by 30 million recipients who pay nothing. The stupidity of this is beyond comprehension. The Democrats were both tough, crooked and deceitful when they had the votes to pass Obamacare. The Republicans should at least be tough in achieving its repeal. If it is not repealed the state will have complete control over us and liberty in this country will be a joke. NO REPEAL – NO DEBT CEILING INCREASE!

    • LINDER V. UNITED STATES, 268 U. S. 5 (1925) (9-0) “Obviously, direct control of medical practice in the states is beyond the power of the federal government.” Even “Incidental regulation of such practice by Congress through a taxing act cannot extend to matters plainly inappropriate and unnecessary to reasonable enforcement of a revenue measure.”

      • Repeal of Obamacare is the first vote for the American people that has happened in a long time. Next step to lower costs is to regulate fees and the scope of power the insurance companies have over medical decisions. Get rid of all the middle men who are unecessary and see the prices of healthcare decrease.

  74. As I wrote to several senators and house members, including Speaker Boehner, if the bill fails in the Senate or the President vetoes the bill, then resubmit the repeal and tie it’s repeal to raising the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling is going to be raised but we should eliminate the new taxes, increased spending, and, yes, death panels that come with Obamacare and get something real for raising the debt limit instead of empty promises to cut spending. 70 million baby boomers are heading for Medicare, but they want to cut $500 billion from Medicare while expanding Medicaid by 30 million recipients who pay nothing. The stupidity of this is beyond comprehension. The Democrats were both tough, crooked and deceitful when they had the votes to pass Obamacare. The Republicans should at least be tough in achieving its repeal. If it is not repealed the state will have complete control over us and liberty in this country will be a joke. NO REPEAL – NO DEBT CEILING INCREASE!

    • LINDER V. UNITED STATES, 268 U. S. 5 (1925) (9-0) “Obviously, direct control of medical practice in the states is beyond the power of the federal government.” Even “Incidental regulation of such practice by Congress through a taxing act cannot extend to matters plainly inappropriate and unnecessary to reasonable enforcement of a revenue measure.”

      • Repeal of Obamacare is the first vote for the American people that has happened in a long time. Next step to lower costs is to regulate fees and the scope of power the insurance companies have over medical decisions. Get rid of all the middle men who are unecessary and see the prices of healthcare decrease.

  75. I so want this admin. to end because it has truly been the regime of deceive and corrupt. It has pushed a planned economy while crushing peoples rights to eat, sleep, work, and use free speech and the right to bear arms to protect our homes and families from thugs on the left who ignore crime. taxes, border invasion from the south and even these people dare to attack one of our states of the Union, saddling them with debt, ignoring the illegals and the dope peddlers that have over run communities,..my dear people we have to vote these brain dead pothead Socialists out of our White House. The days of rhetoric of attacking the people of this great country and trying to stiffle free speech while the left gets free range from the NYTimes and liberal rags that promote their propaganda. Time to stop them with calls, marches and let the truth of freedom ring out all over this country when we send them packing in 2012.

  76. I so want this admin. to end because it has truly been the regime of deceive and corrupt. It has pushed a planned economy while crushing peoples rights to eat, sleep, work, and use free speech and the right to bear arms to protect our homes and families from thugs on the left who ignore crime. taxes, border invasion from the south and even these people dare to attack one of our states of the Union, saddling them with debt, ignoring the illegals and the dope peddlers that have over run communities,..my dear people we have to vote these brain dead pothead Socialists out of our White House. The days of rhetoric of attacking the people of this great country and trying to stiffle free speech while the left gets free range from the NYTimes and liberal rags that promote their propaganda. Time to stop them with calls, marches and let the truth of freedom ring out all over this country when we send them packing in 2012.

  77. What we really need, in my opinion, is a constitutuional amendment that prohibits congress from granting to themselves or allowing any other federal employee to get any benefit that they don’t give to all citizens, and a salary that is a fixed percentage of the national average individual income. There would be an incentive to grow the economy. But realistically, how would you get that through congress even if 100% of the states ratified it? Second best would be a repeal of the 17th Amendemnt which would put the senators back under the direction of the state legislatures. But most realistically, Dean’s idea of tying the debt ceiling increase and no new spending to the repeal of Obamacare would do wonders to advance the cause of responsible government. We have too many people in congress that are trying to set themselves up as the American Aristocracy. The foundong fathers didn’t want to ever see an aristocracy in the U.S.

  78. What we really need, in my opinion, is a constitutuional amendment that prohibits congress from granting to themselves or allowing any other federal employee to get any benefit that they don’t give to all citizens, and a salary that is a fixed percentage of the national average individual income. There would be an incentive to grow the economy. But realistically, how would you get that through congress even if 100% of the states ratified it? Second best would be a repeal of the 17th Amendemnt which would put the senators back under the direction of the state legislatures. But most realistically, Dean’s idea of tying the debt ceiling increase and no new spending to the repeal of Obamacare would do wonders to advance the cause of responsible government. We have too many people in congress that are trying to set themselves up as the American Aristocracy. The foundong fathers didn’t want to ever see an aristocracy in the U.S.

  79. Attach an amendment to repeal Obamacare to an upcoming essential spending bill that would continue to fund existing legal obligations, such as interest on the federal debt, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Justice department, national defense and border security BUT NOT corporate welfare, agriculture subsidies, or other nonessential expenditures. Let the Senate and the President decide whether to veto this bill with its amendment or shut down the government.

  80. Attach an amendment to repeal Obamacare to an upcoming essential spending bill that would continue to fund existing legal obligations, such as interest on the federal debt, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Justice department, national defense and border security BUT NOT corporate welfare, agriculture subsidies, or other nonessential expenditures. Let the Senate and the President decide whether to veto this bill with its amendment or shut down the government.

  81. Obamacare is just an ‘indicator’ of a bigger problem, the root cause is ‘broken (un-Constitutional) gov’t’. Great ideas here, but we’re barkin’ up the wrong tree. Think we need to get behind the 26 states pushin’ for a repeal, add another 10 and demand a Constitutional Convention to repeal half the junk (sorry, un-Constitutional nonsense) on the books added in the last 200 yrs.

  82. Obamacare is just an ‘indicator’ of a bigger problem, the root cause is ‘broken (un-Constitutional) gov’t’. Great ideas here, but we’re barkin’ up the wrong tree. Think we need to get behind the 26 states pushin’ for a repeal, add another 10 and demand a Constitutional Convention to repeal half the junk (sorry, un-Constitutional nonsense) on the books added in the last 200 yrs.

  83. All Congresspeople should receive death-counseling themselves, and their grandchildren seen for childhood “care”. ObamaCare calls for restricted medical services for those whose age is outside 14 – 65, as not productive persons. Dr. Mengel anyone?

  84. All Congresspeople should receive death-counseling themselves, and their grandchildren seen for childhood “care”. ObamaCare calls for restricted medical services for those whose age is outside 14 – 65, as not productive persons. Dr. Mengel anyone?

  85. The misnamed bill sets same salary for every doctor, regardless of specialty. What will happen when a brain surgeon receives identical compensation as a podiatrist?

  86. The misnamed bill sets same salary for every doctor, regardless of specialty. What will happen when a brain surgeon receives identical compensation as a podiatrist?

  87. English Major, I think you are talking about Dr. Mengele, not Mengel. I think they knicknamed him “Doctor Death”. I may be wrong on that one, but I’ll take any correction on it.

  88. English Major, I think you are talking about Dr. Mengele, not Mengel. I think they knicknamed him “Doctor Death”. I may be wrong on that one, but I’ll take any correction on it.

  89. Great job so far. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Heritage.

    Now, I would ask you to please undertake one more thankless, but important task.

    Please help us to add a 28th amendment to the Constitution, which, contrary to liberal seditionist, hopes and dreams, is still the basis for our country’s law, making it a punishable crime for any elected governmental employee, to knowingly, and willfully act against the clear direction of the American people period.
    For them to somehow be treated as above the constraints of law, is absurd, and invites destruction from within, which is exactly what we are currently facing.
    Such a law may not have been enacted yet, but then again, no past generation has had to deal with the “Audacity of a Dope”.

  90. Great job so far. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Heritage.

    Now, I would ask you to please undertake one more thankless, but important task.

    Please help us to add a 28th amendment to the Constitution, which, contrary to liberal seditionist, hopes and dreams, is still the basis for our country’s law, making it a punishable crime for any elected governmental employee, to knowingly, and willfully act against the clear direction of the American people period.
    For them to somehow be treated as above the constraints of law, is absurd, and invites destruction from within, which is exactly what we are currently facing.
    Such a law may not have been enacted yet, but then again, no past generation has had to deal with the “Audacity of a Dope”.

  91. How can the gov make Insurance companies insure people whose life style is more likely to create HIV and other dieases. Most drug users don’t care or aren’t scared of the diease until they get it. Gays know their odds of getting it but won’t give up their lifestyle.I feel sorry for those who get it by a partner who doesn’t care,but its hard to feel sorry for someone who ignores or don’t care about it. Just let the tax payer pay for ti.

  92. How can the gov make Insurance companies insure people whose life style is more likely to create HIV and other dieases. Most drug users don’t care or aren’t scared of the diease until they get it. Gays know their odds of getting it but won’t give up their lifestyle.I feel sorry for those who get it by a partner who doesn’t care,but its hard to feel sorry for someone who ignores or don’t care about it. Just let the tax payer pay for ti.

  93. Send out a flier are e-mail with a Senator contact list to have everyone contact all of them and tell them to force Harry Reid to hold a repeal vote in the senate on behalf of the American people ASAP.

  94. Send out a flier are e-mail with a Senator contact list to have everyone contact all of them and tell them to force Harry Reid to hold a repeal vote in the senate on behalf of the American people ASAP.

  95. Republicans in congress now need to offer individual bills to fix the COST problems in medicine, most of which government has caused, almost all of which Obamacare ignores or makes worse. The contrast with Obamacare is shocking.

    This also gives my estimate of cost savings:

    10% Tort reform – defensive medicine is expensive
    10% Mandates – state mandate cost a lot on average; remove state line limits on purchasing health insurance, too
    5% Group insurance rates for everyone
    5% Incentives OK’d for rewarding good health habits, and punishing fatty diabetics, smokers, etc.
    10% Cost shifting – Medicare, Medicaid below-market payments. 30% of their $750 b = $225 b = 10%
    10% Health savings accounts (HSA) required for everyone; force market behavior, smart shopping
    5% Stop Medicare and Medicaid fraud; vendor registration, follow up checking on billing like Visa, etc. do for all their suspect purchases
    5% Replace M&M with insurance policies; lower cost, will stop overuse, over testing, etc. Require small co-pay to reduce overuse.
    5% Medical records – reduce pharma errors, retesting, time wasted, storage and retrieval time waste, duplication of records
    Total – 65%

    Government has hugely increased the cost of medicine. Perhap my savings estimates are wrong. But in total the current policies are absurd. Big government working hard against us, every day.

  96. Republicans in congress now need to offer individual bills to fix the COST problems in medicine, most of which government has caused, almost all of which Obamacare ignores or makes worse. The contrast with Obamacare is shocking.

    This also gives my estimate of cost savings:

    10% Tort reform – defensive medicine is expensive
    10% Mandates – state mandate cost a lot on average; remove state line limits on purchasing health insurance, too
    5% Group insurance rates for everyone
    5% Incentives OK’d for rewarding good health habits, and punishing fatty diabetics, smokers, etc.
    10% Cost shifting – Medicare, Medicaid below-market payments. 30% of their $750 b = $225 b = 10%
    10% Health savings accounts (HSA) required for everyone; force market behavior, smart shopping
    5% Stop Medicare and Medicaid fraud; vendor registration, follow up checking on billing like Visa, etc. do for all their suspect purchases
    5% Replace M&M with insurance policies; lower cost, will stop overuse, over testing, etc. Require small co-pay to reduce overuse.
    5% Medical records – reduce pharma errors, retesting, time wasted, storage and retrieval time waste, duplication of records
    Total – 65%

    Government has hugely increased the cost of medicine. Perhap my savings estimates are wrong. But in total the current policies are absurd. Big government working hard against us, every day.

  97. Senators to Call (202) 224-3121:
    Repeal Obamacare

    * Senator Diane Feinstein – California
    * Senator Tom Carper – Delaware
    * Senator Bill Nelson – Florida
    * Senator Daniel Akaka – Hawaii
    * Senator Ben Cardin – Maryland
    * Senator Debbie Stabenow – Michigan
    * Senator Amy Klobuchar – Minnesota
    * Senator Claire McCaskill – Missouri
    * Senator Jon Tester – Montana
    * Senator Ben Nelson – Nebraska
    * Senator Bob Menendez – New Jersey
    * Senator Jeff Bingaman – New Mexico
    * Senator Kirsten Gillibrand – New York
    * Senator Kent Conrad – North Dakota
    * Senator Sherrod Brown – Ohio
    * Senator Bob Casey – Pennsylvania
    * Senator Sheldon Whitehouse – Rhode Island
    * Senator Jim Webb – Virginia
    * Senator Maria Cantwell – Washington
    * Senator Joe Manchin – West Virginia
    * Senator Herb Kohl – Wisconsin
    * Senator Joe Lieberman – Connecticut
    * Senator Bernie Sanders – Vermont

  98. Senators to Call (202) 224-3121:
    Repeal Obamacare

    * Senator Diane Feinstein – California
    * Senator Tom Carper – Delaware
    * Senator Bill Nelson – Florida
    * Senator Daniel Akaka – Hawaii
    * Senator Ben Cardin – Maryland
    * Senator Debbie Stabenow – Michigan
    * Senator Amy Klobuchar – Minnesota
    * Senator Claire McCaskill – Missouri
    * Senator Jon Tester – Montana
    * Senator Ben Nelson – Nebraska
    * Senator Bob Menendez – New Jersey
    * Senator Jeff Bingaman – New Mexico
    * Senator Kirsten Gillibrand – New York
    * Senator Kent Conrad – North Dakota
    * Senator Sherrod Brown – Ohio
    * Senator Bob Casey – Pennsylvania
    * Senator Sheldon Whitehouse – Rhode Island
    * Senator Jim Webb – Virginia
    * Senator Maria Cantwell – Washington
    * Senator Joe Manchin – West Virginia
    * Senator Herb Kohl – Wisconsin
    * Senator Joe Lieberman – Connecticut
    * Senator Bernie Sanders – Vermont

  99. IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

    When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

  100. IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

    When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

  101. Show me! IF this Bill is so GREAT! then pls ASK, DEMAND, TELL! the Deomcratic Party to RE- WRITE! Every 1,700+ pgs of this bill into a form that the Public can read! As in Ebonics, &/or a 8th grd or 12th grd reading level.
    If its so great then SHOW ME, LET ME read it for myself! Lets be Transparent! Shall we?

  102. Show me! IF this Bill is so GREAT! then pls ASK, DEMAND, TELL! the Deomcratic Party to RE- WRITE! Every 1,700+ pgs of this bill into a form that the Public can read! As in Ebonics, &/or a 8th grd or 12th grd reading level.
    If its so great then SHOW ME, LET ME read it for myself! Lets be Transparent! Shall we?

  103. Fifty years ago John Kennedy delivered one of the finest inaugural addresses of the 20th century. The second paragraph of that address conatins these lines. . .”the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” Oh, for sensible Democrats like that again.

    • I sure hope the newly elected Tea Partiers and the other elected Republican officials hold to their promises. Repeal the health care bill in its intirtey and hold the spending and cut our national debt. From what I am hearing which I hope is not true the health care bill can’t be repealed. The Democrats when they came into office push through many bills some made it other did not. After all the smoke clears I hope we have some good political leader who will call for Obama to prove to the American people and others wether he is an American citizen by the US Constitution and if not I as a voting person will never listen to a politican again. Our politicans should do what ever is necessary to never let something happen like this ever again. I feel this issue has divided our country.

  104. Fifty years ago John Kennedy delivered one of the finest inaugural addresses of the 20th century. The second paragraph of that address conatins these lines. . .”the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” Oh, for sensible Democrats like that again.

    • I sure hope the newly elected Tea Partiers and the other elected Republican officials hold to their promises. Repeal the health care bill in its intirtey and hold the spending and cut our national debt. From what I am hearing which I hope is not true the health care bill can’t be repealed. The Democrats when they came into office push through many bills some made it other did not. After all the smoke clears I hope we have some good political leader who will call for Obama to prove to the American people and others wether he is an American citizen by the US Constitution and if not I as a voting person will never listen to a politican again. Our politicans should do what ever is necessary to never let something happen like this ever again. I feel this issue has divided our country.

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