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February 16, 2010

100 Lawmakers Reject Big Brother Health-care Takeover

From the Hannity show, Michele Bachmann on the " Bipartisan" Health Care Meeting

100 lawmakers reject Big Brother health-care takeover

'American people repudiated what Obama, Democrats have put forward'


Nearly 100 lawmakers have signed a formal Declaration of Health Care Independence to reject an unconstitutional Washington takeover of American health care – and now one representative is challenging Americans to deliver it to Congress and the White House to hold them accountable to the people.

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., drafted and formally unveiled the Declaration of Health Care Independence Jan. 27. The declaration is a commitment to protect the rights of the American people to make their own health decisions, reduce bureaucratic red-tape, decrease intergenerational debt and implement 10 common-sense principles for future health-care reform.

"We've come to somewhat of an impasse," Bachmann told WND. "Now with Sen. Scott Brown's election, that seems to have been able to stop the ball from rolling in the Senate. But we know the president still plans to base his plans on the health-care bill."

She noted President Obama has extended an invitation to Republicans to join Democrats for a live, televised meeting on health-care reform on Feb. 25.

"For us to go forward, it's important for those of us who are constitutional conservatives that we lay out what our vision is – our roadmap, so to speak, for any future health-care discussion," Bachmann explained. "The people have thoroughly rejected what the Democrats came up with in the Senate and the House."

Bachmann presents the following 10 points of agreement in her declaration:

We, therefore, the People and Representatives of the United States of America, do solemnly Publish and Declare that health care reform, as a matter of principle, must:

Protect as inviolate the vital doctor-patient relationship;

Reject any addition to the crushing national debt heaped upon all Americans;

Improve, rather than diminish, the quality of care that Americans enjoy;

Be negotiated publicly, transparently, with genuine accountability and oversight;

Treat private citizens at least as well as political officials;

Protect taxpayers from funding of abortion and abortion coverage;

Reject all new mandates on patients, employers, individuals or states;

Prohibit expansion of taxpayer-funded health care to those unlawfully present in the United States;

Guarantee Equal Protection under the law and the Constitution;

Empower, rather than limit, an open and accessible marketplace of health care choice and opportunity.

Bachmann said the Obama administration is conducting backroom deals on bills and refusing to broadcast negotiations on CSPAN as pledged. She said health-care legislation must not "force Americans to violate their conscience by having to pay for abortion coverage for other Americans." She added that U.S. citizens must not be obligated to pay for health insurance for illegal aliens.

Bachmann also warned that any health-care plan should not add to federal or state deficits. She shared the following charts printed in the Feb. 2 issue of Congressional Quarterly Today revealing that the federal deficit under the Obama administration is expected to widen to a record $1.6 trillion in fiscal year 2010 – exceeding 10 percent of the total output of the economy for the first time since World War II:
As for the Declaration of Health Care Independence, she is asking the American public to put pressure on President Obama and the Democrats in Congress to sign the document as well.
"We're encouraging them to sign," Bachmann said. "We're asking people to sign this and forward it to their member of Congress. Then, if there's a town-hall meeting, or if they are somewhere where their senator or congressman is, print out a copy of this declaration, wave it in the air at your member of Congress and say, 'Look! At least 95 members of Congress have already signed this. Why haven't you signed?'"
She said American's should hold their lawmakers' feet to the fire – in public if possible – and ask them whether they agree with the 10 constitutional conservative principles.
"Go on the offense. That's what we're trying to do," Bachmann challenged Americans. "We believe that members of the House and Senate need to answer to their constituents, whether they agree or disagree with this as a beginning platform going forward with health care. The American people have clearly repudiated what President Obama and the Democrats have put forward thus far."

Now you, too, can sign on to the Declaration of Health Care Independence – just as 100 members of Congress have done.


Wild Thing's comment.......

Go Bachmann! She is awesome and I love how clearly she speaks. She gets a lot of abuse from the left for her speaking out and she has yet to back down.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at February 16, 2010 05:47 AM


I sure hope more than 100 lawmakers sign the declaration, then voe against the Washington takeover of healthcare.

Michelle Bachmann is just plain awesome. She answers questions clearly and thoroughly. She expresses her stands without hedging around. I hope in 2010 the Rpubs take control of Congress and Bachmann gets a very powerful chairmanship.

Posted by: TomR at February 16, 2010 12:29 PM

If they force this thing down our throats all the money in the bankrupt treasury won't save obama. He ass will be grass, toast, a two year President.

Posted by: Mark at February 16, 2010 12:55 PM

Tom, I do too, I want to see a lot more signing it. I have a lot of respect for Michelle, and yes she is awesome.

Mark, I agree sooo much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 17, 2010 03:24 AM

Thank you, WT. Even from afar I can see what is going on. Luv, luv, luv Michele Bachmann. Oh, by the way, we can see Fox News in Bali! [Post card to you on the way.]

Posted by: BT at February 17, 2010 10:25 AM