ObamaCare can be stopped in the House

March 17, 2010

The time on President Obama's controversial and faulty health care bill is now running out. This radical legislation probably cannot be stopped in the Senate because the Obama administration wants to use the rare reconciliation procedure with 51 votes, but it can be defeated in the House because there are now dozens of congressmen who are rethinking their support for this faulty bill. In the last go-round, it passed by a slim margin: 220-215.

The bill would cut $500 billion from Medicare, force rationing of health care and force an average of a $2,000 increase in health insurance premiums.

It will force young people to purchase health insurance even if they don't need it or want it, and they are subject to a 2.5 percent fine of their income -- or even face prison -- for not having insurance. It will also raise top marginal income tax rates and capital gains tax rates.

Wake up, citizens. Call you legislator and tell them to vote no on ObamaCare. We do not need such radical and socialistic programs in this country. It is high time that we put a stop to this nonsense that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority leader Harry Reid are trying to push through Congress against the will of the people. I hope they fail.

Al Eisner, Silver Spring

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