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Citizens in Action always offers everyone the opportunity to send free faxes to their legislators, but now you can send their “Vote NO!” fax to 30 undecided members of Congress to help convince them we the American people don’t want the Obamacare tragedy visited upon us.

  1. Click here to visit the CIA fax center.
  2. Complete the required info and check “Vote NO!” in the fax list.
  3. Click the “Request Fax” button at bottom of form.

And, voila! You just sent the following fax to 30 undecided Congressmen.

TO Representatives Harry Mitchell; Gabrielle Giffords; Ann Kirkpatrick; Jerry McNerney; John Salazar; Jim Hines; Alan Grayson; Bill Foster; Baron Hill; Mark Schauer; Gary Peters; Dina Titus; Carol Shea-Porter; Tim Bishop; John Hall;Bill Owens; Mike Arcuri; Dan Maffei; Earl Pomneroy; Steven Driehaus; Mary Jo Kilroy; Zach Space; Kathy Dahlkemper; Patrick Murphy; Christopher Carney; Paul Kanjorski; John Spratt; Tom Perriello; Alan Mollohan; Nick Rahall; Steve Kagen:

For the past year and a half, we, the American people, have repeatedly told our elected officials that we do not want Healthcare Reform legislation in its present form. For the past year and a half, our pleas have fallen on deaf ears.

PLEASE LISTEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

Please vote NO on HR 3962!

How you vote on HR 3962 will determine how we, the American people, will vote in November 2010!

VOTE NO ON HR 3962!

VOTE AGAINST HEALTHCARE REFORM!

Thanks and please help spread the word!

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Health Care | , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Democrats Charge Ahead…Against the Constitution and Our Will!

by John Allison III, Editor

Last year, President Barack Hussein Obama demanded Congress get Obamacare to his desk by the August Recess…then the Thanksgiving Recess…then the Christmas Recess. Didn’t happen. Why?

Because the American people didn’t want it.

And now he’s set another deadline…the Easter Recess. And again, the American people don’t want his government takeover of our health care system.

But Congressional Democrats don’t care what the people think, they are charging ahead. Earlier this week Pelosi basically told us we just have to trust her to know what’s best for us. “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it,” she told the American people. She plans to do just that this weekend.

She and her Democrat allies have even devised a plan to trash the constitutional provision demanding a House vote on the Senate bill using the “Slaughter Solution.” This latest trick was designed by House Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) to help vulnerable Democrats avoid a direct vote that will very likely end their political careers.

If adopted, the rule will allow Democrats to “deem” the Senate bill passed without the up-or-down vote President Obama has called for recently. This blatantly disregards the constitution’s (which I’m now doubting any of these Democrats have ever read) Article I requirements for a vote on legislation.

Article I, Section 5

Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.

So the constitution requires, if 1/5 of those present request it, that Yeas and Nays on any question be recorded!

I’m just about 100% sure we can get at least 20 Senators and 87 Representatives to request a vote be taken and the results recorded.

But these Democrat tyrants have no regard for the constitution! And no regard for the majority of Americans who oppose their tyranny! If they can disregard this clause, they can pick the entire document to pieces. An article here, a clause there, a section here, an amendment there…until our founding document has been completely shredded. Our rights, enumerated by our forefathers over 200 years ago, like so much confetti.

Rise up America! Use the links at the right to call, write, and email you Congressman and Senators today. Otherwise, this may be the last week our Constitution is worth the paper it’s written on!

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Health Care | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

You want the feds to run our health care system?

They can’t even effectively run a website!

No less than the Old Gray Lady, among the most liberal of left-wing rags, The New York Times reported President Barack “Opaque” Obama’s Office of Management and Budget can’t seem to accurately keep the American public informed of where taxpayers’ money is being spent.

As a Senator, the President “pushed through the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA) setting up a kind of “Google-for-government” website” that was to bring about a new era in transparent government. According to a Government Accountability Office audit, USAspending.gov isn’t what then-Senator Obama promised, even though his own OMB is now tasked with keeping American taxpayers informed.

The GAO audit states that OMB has failed to include subcontractor awards on the website, a requirement of FFATA. Further, GAO found nearly one-third of agencies failed to report information that belongs on the website. “These agencies, which include the Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, stated that they plan to report future awards as required,” according to the audit summary.

But that’s not all. GAO picked 100 federal contracts at random to evaluate compliance with FFATA’s requirements. EVERY contract in the random sample “had at least one required data field that was blank or inconsistent with agency records” on the website.

It’s obvious even the omniscient Obama’s federal bureaucracy can’t effectively administer a website intended to tell us where our money is being spent. Add this to list of pathetically managed federal entities that includes the Post Office, Amtrak, Medicare, and Social Security.

How could anyone entrust their health and well-being to the incompetent fools who can’t even operate a website effectively?

March 14, 2010 Posted by | Health Care | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pelosi & Obama’s Democrat Roundup

by Chad Crowe at the Wall Street Journal

The so-called Blue Dogs are in there somewhere too! We need Congressmen who will vote AGAINST Nancy Pelosi for Speaker next year!

March 10, 2010 Posted by | Health Care | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The message is clear Mr. President!

But an Ivy League education must not have taught our Socialist President to read Tea leaves or poll numbers in free fall.

He just doesn’t get the fact that Americans don’t want his Socialist dream for the US! Every time President Barack Hussein Obama goes on the offensive, his numbers plummet! Keep talking Mr. President, you’re driving the nails in your own political coffin.

Poll Highlights

  • Fifty-five percent (55%) say that Congress should scrap the current health care legislation and start over
  • Forty-two percent (42%) favor the President’s health care plan while 53% are opposed
  • Fifty-seven percent (57%) believe that passage of the proposed health care legislation will hurt the economy.

Most people without our Socialist President’s Ivy League education understand that Americans just don’t want this level of government intrusion into our private lives. We don’t want a government that can seize control of property, businesses, or even entire industries at will. We don’t want our elected representatives to represent an Ivy League Socialist instead of their constituents. And we don’t want government to insert itself into the health care system and screw it up like it has the Social Security system, the Medicare System, the Post Office, Amtrak, etc.!

It’s really pretty simple Mr. President. We just want you to leave us the Hell alone!

March 10, 2010 Posted by | Health Care | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Guess Who’s Coming to Your House? Hidden Dangers in Obamacare

by Ken Blackwell at Townhall.com

It’s all supposed to be voluntary, those “home visits” that are tucked into the mammoth ObamaCare bill. If you have a strong stomach, and stronger bottom, you can find home visitation on pages 568-595. That’s Section 2951 of H.R. 3590, the Senate bill that Harry Reid brought down the chimney on Christmas Eve.

All voluntary, they say, but once you “volunteer” to have the oh-so-helpful folks from Social Services come in to help with your newborns, or with a number of other specified issues, will you ever be able to get rid of them?

The bill provides for federal funding and supervision for this vast expansion of government intrusion into family life. This is the Nanny State on steroids.

Is your family being “targeted” for such home visitations? Let’s see if you fit into one of these very broad categories:

• Families where Mom is not yet 21. (No mention here whether she is married or not.)
• Families where someone is a tobacco user. (Does this include the White House? Watch out, Sasha and Malia!) Does Grandpa, whom you love and have taken in, enjoy his after-dinner pipe?
• Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities.

As if that list was not wide-ranging enough, here’s the net that can encompass tens of millions:

• Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside the United States. [Emphasis added.]

So, while Johnny gets his gun, the government steps in to “help” his family at home. Ronald Reagan used to say the most frightening words in the English language were these: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.

Who will sit atop the federal pyramid that runs this vast new invasion of family privacy? Why, it will be Sec. of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, of course.

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March 10, 2010 Posted by | Health Care | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Onward, He Said, Regardless

by Charles Krauthammer at Townhall.com

WASHINGTON — So the yearlong production, set to close after Massachusetts’ devastatingly negative Jan. 19 review, saw the curtain raised one last time. Obamacare lives.

After 34 speeches, three sharp electoral rebukes (Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts) and a seven-hour seminar, the president announced Wednesday his determination to make one last push to pass his health care reform.

The final act was carefully choreographed. The rollout began a week earlier with a couple of shows of bipartisanship: a Feb. 25 Blair House “summit” with Republicans, followed five days later with a few concessions tossed the Republicans’ way.

Show is the operative noun. Among the few Republican suggestions President Obama pretended to incorporate was tort reform. What did he suggest to address the plague of defensive medicine that a Massachusetts Medical Society study showed leads to about 25 percent of doctor referrals, tests and procedures being done for no medical reason? A few ridiculously insignificant demonstration projects amounting to one-half of one-hundredth of 1 percent of the cost of Obama’s health care bill.

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March 5, 2010 Posted by | Health Care | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama Now Selling Judgeships for Health Care Votes?

Obama names brother of undecided House Dem to Appeals Court.

by John McCormack at The Weekly Standard

Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he’s obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson’s brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

“Scott Matheson is a distinguished candidate for the Tenth Circuit court,” President Obama said.  “Both his legal and academic credentials are impressive and his commitment to judicial integrity is unwavering.  I am honored to nominate this lifelong Utahn to the federal bench.” 

Scott M. Matheson, Jr.: Nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Scott M. Matheson currently holds the Hugh B. Brown Presidential Endowed Chair at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1985.  He served as Dean of the Law School from 1998 to 2006.  He also taught First Amendment Law at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government from 1989 to 1990. 

While on public service leave from the University of Utah from 1993 to 1997, Matheson served as United States Attorney for the District of Utah.  In 2007, he was appointed by Governor Jon Huntsman to chair the Utah Mine Safety Commission.  He also worked as a Deputy County Attorney for Salt Lake County from 1988 to 1989.  Prior to joining the University faculty, Matheson was an associate attorney from 1981 to 1985 at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C.

Matheson was born and raised in Utah and is a sixth generation Utahn.  He received an A.B. from Stanford University in 1975, an M.A. from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1980.

So, Scott Matheson appears to have the credentials to be a judge, but was his nomination used to buy off his brother’s vote?

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March 4, 2010 Posted by | Health Care | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama’s Health Care Summit Backfired!

There’s little doubt our Socialist President, Barack Hussein Obama, hoped his health care summit would would change Americans’ minds.

Remember? After lecturing us all summer last year on all the great things a Socialized system would do for us, Obama remained convinced we didn’t know enough about his planned government takeover of another 1/6 of the US economy. After the election of Republican Scott Brown to the Massachusetts Senate seat formerly occupied by Ted Kennedy, President Obama told us we just didn’t understand what he’s trying to do for (to?) us. So he decided it was up to him to educate us.

Earlier this month, the President told his supporters

“What I’d like to do is have a meeting where I’m sitting with the Republicans, sitting with the Democrats. Sitting with health care experts. And let’s just go through these bills. Their ideas, our ideas, let’s walk thought them in a methodical way so the American people can see and compare. What makes the most sense. And then I think we’ve got to go ahead and move forward on a vote.”

Thursday, he did sit down. He did have his meeting. And the results weren’t what our narcissistic Socialist President envisioned.

Yesterday, one day after Obama sat down with Republicans and Democrats, live on CSPAN, the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking poll showed the President’s approval rating hit a new low. And today, it’s dipped even lower!

Presidential Approval Index = -21%
Total Approve = 43%
Total Disapprove = 55%

Because this poll is based on a three-day rolling average with data collected nightly, two thirds of responses for today’s poll were collected after the televised summit. Even though Obama and Congressional Democrats were allowed more than twice as much time to make their case, this poll shows American voters don’t like and DON’T WANT Obamacare!

Columnists and commentators from both ends and the middle of the political spectrum seemed to think Republicans landed the most punches in the match on Thursday and this poll confirms their initial calls.

We the people are informed, we are educated, and we understand what Obama and his Socialist pals want. WE DON’T WANT OBAMA’S SOCIALIST SOLUTION!

February 27, 2010 Posted by | Health Care | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The aftermath of the health care summit: Confusion, conflict

by Carrie Budoff Brown at Politico

Democrats wake up after Thursday’s health care summit staring down another deadline to get their bill done, exactly four weeks to Easter break.

They’ve blown through most every deadline before, so there’s no guarantee they won’t this time either. President Barack Obama didn’t help by leaving the door open to compromise with Republicans – even if it takes weeks.

So that means a party looking to emerge from the summit with a clear sense of the path forward instead find itself in the same old place – fighting the clock to finish health care, with an uncertain timeline, a complex legislative path and no idea if its leaders can muster the votes.

“We hope based upon this discussion that we can move forward, but move forward we will,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).

But the truth is, the Democrats are no more certain of getting health care done after the summit than they were before. The seven-hour session did little to change the underlying dynamics of the debate.

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February 26, 2010 Posted by | Health Care | , , , , , | 2 Comments