Here is a copy of the letter I just sent to Senator Jim Webb. We need to make it very clear to our Senators, they will not keep their jobs if they continue to back the fraud that is Obamacare. Here is the text of the letter:
I am writing to plead with you to do the right thing and vote to repeal Obamacare.
This law is clearly unconstitutional. Thet government can NOT ell me what to buy and when to buy it. You do not have that power.
This law is paid for by FRAUD. Double counting, not counting the doc fix, on and on.
Now I see Austan Goolsbee claiming a litany of tax increases are not tax increases!
I have a high deductible HSA health plan. My wife and I own 2 small businesses in Virginia. The HSA deduction elimination is a huge tax increase on me. Combined with my increased premiums this year – about 30% – I am spending about $3500 MORE this year on health care.
My doctors, pediatrician and my insurance broker are all saying the same thing: Obamacare is causing prices to skyrocket.
This is your chance to do the right thing. I can tell you with certainty, if you stay quiet about this and/or vote to keep this abomination in place, I will work tirelessly – I will do everything in my power – to see that as many people as possible vote you out of office in 2012.
Editors Update – 2/3/2011: Senator Webb sent out an email today claiming he’s all for businesses because he is voting to repeal the 1099 provision of Obamacare (what the hell was it doing in there in the first place?). I am offended by this. It’s like burning down somebody’s house along with all their possessions, and then giving them a an empty picture frame and saying, “…here, this will make it all better.” Ridiculous. Here is the letter I sent to Webb today (I’m sure I’m on a list of some sort, some where):
I just got an email from you, which read in part:
“Yesterday, I voted to pass an amendment to eliminate a 1099 tax form reporting requirement that was enacted under the federal health care reform law last year. I was an original cosponsor of the amendment, which the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced it “strongly supports.”
I have now voted four times to eliminate this unfair burden. Yesterday’s vote demonstrates that Congress is willing to resolve concerns about the health care reform law in a bipartisan way. ”
So let me get this straight: You vote Yes on an unconstitutional bill, which is funded by fraud, without reading it. And now you are voting to eliminate part of that bill – not even the unconstitutional part, or the parts that fund it by double counting and gimmickry?
This is shameful.
I am offended by this. This insignificant action in the face of the damage YOU did by voting for Obamacare in the first place is a laughing stock. You cause a massive problem and then address one tiny little piece of the destruction and think we’ll fall for it?
Think again. I’ll look forward to voting against you in the next election, and look forward to trying to convince as many people as possible to do that same.