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September 12, 2009

Head CZAR Obama Ignoring Will of People on Healthcare Reform

Obama Ignoring Will of People on Healthcare Reform


Barack Obama’s “horrible overreach” and his “enormous expansion of government, government control, government cost” are the major motives for Saturday’s taxpayer march on Washington, says former House Majority Leader Dick Armey.
“So what we’re saying today is, 'We’re back again.' We will be on the streets of Washington, D.C.,” Armey tells Newsmax.TV. His non-profit organization, FreedomWorks, is the national sponsor of the event.
“This is a day of unity for people who love freedom. People understand that the government is best if the government will restrict itself to its essential activities and do these things well and stay out of other people’s business and control its growth,” Armey says.

Armey, a major player in the 1994 Republican Revolution and the Contract with America, says Democrats on Capitol Hill are ignoring the spring tea parties and summer town hall protest meetings.

“So we had, for example, the tea parties in April and now the liberals in Congress and the president have said, ‘Ignore those folks, they’ll go away, they don’t matter.’ Then they came back from the August recess and said the same thing.”

Is Obama ignoring the will of the American people? Has he turned a deaf ear toward them?

“Yes, he has. I mean, I laugh. For example, we’ve all known that the first, worst waste in healthcare practice in America is that $100 billion worth of defensive medicine, doctors defending themselves against lawyers and imposing unnecessary medical procedures on their patients that oftentimes are uncomfortable and even downright painful, but so unnecessary. We’re all listening. He says, 'Well, we’re going to put that on the table. I’ve instructed my secretary of health and human services to have a dialogue about it.' Well, as Shania Twain [sang], ‘That don’t impress me much.’ That’s not tort reform. That’s not taking action on it. That is acknowledging you have a concern and we’re going to hope you’re dumb enough to fall for this and think of it as us acting seriously on the subject.”

Does Armey think there’s any chance of Republicans being able to force tort reform or removal of insurance purchase restrictions into the healthcare overhaul bill?

“No, I don’t think so. Certainly not tort reform for the simple fact that one of the principal funders of the Democrats’ party’s election efforts is the tort bar. They’re not going to double-cross these guys. If I’m a tort lawyer in America I look at my congressman and say, ‘Look, I bought that guy fair and square. I’m not going to stand for him imposing responsible tort laws on my practice.' No, that’s not going to happen. The other thing is that we have talked about voluntary associations in private sector, especially among small business people in certain industry like hardware stores and so forth. Democrats have blocked that for years. Now they bring it back as a government-sponsored cooperative and they find it acceptable. But once again, they have taken what has been a good private sector idea, that they’ve rejected for years, while they now say, ‘You guys don’t have any ideas.’ They corrupt it into a government-sponsored enterprise like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – you saw what they did to the housing industry. These cooperatives would do the same thing to healthcare as Fannie and Freddie did to housing.
“If [Democrats’ healthcare reform] is stopped, it will be because the voice of America has been heard finally in Washington.”

Still, Armey says the resolve of the American people is very impressive.

“It’s amazing to me. We’re going to have tens of thousands of people all of whom got here on their own terms, at their own expense and none of whom have received any compensation for being here and are only here for the simple reason we love liberty and we want to see officeholders in Washington be respectful of our Constitution, be protective of our liberties and serve the American people. It’s a fascinating thing to watch this.”

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

Ignore us at your peril Obama. We will not be silent!!

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

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Posted by Wild Thing at September 12, 2009 08:48 AM


Something to think about as we take freedom for granted and rob the productive to prop up the non productive. We are being led by amoral and immoral leaders who put avarice above liberty, hypocrisy before honesty and socialism over freedom of choice. Remember what Obama said, that this was above his pay grade.

In God we Trust!!!

Posted by: Jack at September 12, 2009 05:24 PM

Jack, WOW that is an awesome video.
Thank you so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 12, 2009 05:55 PM