Lawmakers in six states are considering ballot initiatives on the 2010 ballot that would let the voters decide whether they want socialized federally-run health care. Let the people decide their own destiny? What a concept! You would've thought that some long-dead white guys would've come up with an idea like this.
Under Arizona's Health Care Freedom Act, which was passed by the state legislature this week, a voting initiative will be placed on the 2010 ballot that, if passed, will allow the state to opt out of any federal health care plan. Five other states -- Indiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota and Wyoming -- are considering similar initiatives for their 2010 ballots.
"Our health care freedoms are very much at risk by health care reforms proposed in Washington, D.C.," said Arizona state Rep. Nancy Barto, the Republican legislator who sponsored the measure. "We needed to act as a state to protect our citizens and ensure that they will always be able to buy their own health care and not be forced into a plan they don't want."
But an opponent of the bill, state Rep. Phil Lopes, says the measure has less to do with individual freedom and more to do with the protecting the status quo. "The proponents of this are saying the system we have now works and we don't want any kind of reform," the Democratic legislator said. "This flies in the face of what the public tells us they want."
Where the hell did he get that??? People from coast to coast are screaming about how they DON'T want the federal government limiting and rationing care. The only "public" Mr. Lopes, the Dems, and the MSM media are listening to are the ones who want government to coddle them from birth to death. And the liberals in Congress are doing what the hell they want, and the people be damned.
On the side note of cap-and-trade,I've commented on other blogs today that I emailed my representative this morning, but my representative is John Murtha. At least if this hideous legislation passes, my conscience will be clear knowing I did something, no matter how small.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call or email your representatives as soon as you possibly can. That's an order, troops!