Conservative First

November 13, 2009

Video: “Canada’s Obama Care: a True Story”

Video:  “Canada’s Obama Care: a True Story

from the Independence Institute

August 11, 2009

Song Lyrics: “Barry Had a Health Care Plan”

To be sung to the melody of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”:

Barry* had a health care plan, health care plan, health care plan.
Barry had a health care plan; it cost a lot of dough.

Everywhere that Barry went, Barry went, Barry went.
Everywhere that Barry went, the people told him “no.”

* Substitute the two-syllable name of another elected official and her for him if it’s a woman.

August 3, 2009

Video: “ABC’s John Stossel Destroys/Pulverizes/Crushes Obama’s anti-American ‘Health Care’ Plan”

Video: “ABC’s John Stossel Destroys/Pulverizes/Crushes Obama’s anti-American ‘Health Care’ Plan

August 1, 2009

Video: “ObamaCare Hidden Truth”

Video:  “ObamaCare Hidden Truth

July 29, 2009

Video: “Patients United Now ‘Did You Read’ Ad”

Video:  “Patients United Now ‘Did You Read’ Ad

July 26, 2009

Who Is Reading the Health Care Bill?

As you have probably already learned this year, Democrats in Congress are not reading bills before they vote on them–even if they allow time for anyone to read them.  Obama demonstrated this week that he isn’t familiar with the provisions in H.R. 3200, the House version of the health care bill.

Who is reading it? At least these people are:

Go to their sites to find out what they’ve gleaned from the bill.

Perlmutter Watch 7-26-09: Contributions from Unions

According to OpenSecrets.org, to date three of the top five contributors to Ed Perlmutter‘s 2010 campaign are unions:

Contributor Total Indivduals PACs
United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) $10,000 $0 $10,000
Denver West Realty $9,200 $9,200 $0
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) $5,000 $0 $5,000
Operating Engineers Union (IUOE) $5,000 $0 $5,000
Raytheon Co $5,000 $0 $5,000

The UFCW is a member of Health Care for America Now (HCAN) in its own right (“Who We Are“).  The IBEW and IUOE are both members of the AFL-CIO (“Unions of the AFL-CIO“), which is a member of HCAN’s steering committee (“Who We Are“).  HCAN

is a national grassroots campaign of more than 1,000 organizations in 46 states representing 30 million people dedicated to winning quality, affordable health care we all can count on in 2009. Our organization and principles are supported by President Obama, Vice President Biden, and more than 190 Members of Congress.

We are building a national movement to win comprehensive health care reform by helping mobilize people in their communities to lobby their U.S. Senators and Representatives in Congress to stand up to the insurance companies and other special interest groups to achieve quality, affordable health care in 2009. (“About Us“)

Contact Rep. Perlmutter; remind him that he works for the voters of Colorado’s 7th Congressional District–not the unions, other special interest groups, the Democratic Party, or Barack Obama; and tell him to keep his hands off our health care and health insurance:

Website: http://perlmutter.house.gov/ (Click on “Contact” and then “Contact Forms” for e-mail contact form)
Washington, D.C. Office:
202-225-2645, 202-225-5278 (fax)
District Office: 303-274-7944, 303-274-6455 (fax)

July 24, 2009

#Obamacare Bill in Senate Finance Committee

According to an Associated Press story, this morning “Obama met . . . with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont. Reid said Thursday that the panel will push to complete a bill before the Senate breaks Aug. 7. Baucus has been negotiating with the panel’s Republicans in hopes of producing a bipartisan bill.”

We need to put pressure on Democrats and Republicans on the committee to keep them from passing the bill–before or after the Senate’s recess.  Here are the members of the Finance Committee with links to their websites:

Democrats Republicans
MAX BAUCUS, MT
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV, WV
KENT CONRAD, ND
JEFF BINGAMAN, NM
JOHN F. KERRY, MA
BLANCHE L. LINCOLN, AR
RON WYDEN, OR
CHARLES E. SCHUMER, NY
DEBBIE STABENOW, MI
MARIA CANTWELL, WA
BILL NELSON, FL
ROBERT MENENDEZ, NJ
THOMAS CARPER, DE

CHUCK GRASSLEY, IA
ORRIN G. HATCH, UT
OLYMPIA J. SNOWE, ME
JON KYL, AZ
JIM BUNNING, KY
MIKE CRAPO, ID
PAT ROBERTS, KS
JOHN ENSIGN, NV
MIKE ENZI, WY
JOHN CORNYN, TX

Download a .pdf file with senators’ phone numbers here.

July 19, 2009

CBO’s Analysis of H.R. 3200

According to the Congressional Budget Office’s preliminary analysis, H.R. 3200 would

  • “establish a mandate for legal residents to obtain health insurance”
  • “set up insurance ‘exchanges’ through which some individuals and families could receive subsidies to substantially reduce the cost of purchasing insurance”
  • “significantly expand eligibility for Medicaid”
  • “make modifications to the Medicare and Medicaid programs”
  • “impose an income-tax surcharge on high-income individuals”

In addition, “enacting H.R. 3200 would result in a net increase in the federal budget deficit of $239 billion over the 2010-2019 period.”

July 18, 2009

Reasonable Amendments to H.R. 3200 Defeated by Democrats in Committee

On Friday, July 17, 2009, the House Ways and Means Committee passed H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.

As documented on the website for the Republican members of the Committee (on Twitter and YouTube), Democrats defeated eleven reasonable amendments to the bill that would have

  • allowed Americans to keep their current private health insurance
  • prevented Members of Congress from exempting themselves from the plan
  • made rationing of health care less likely
  • prevented rationing by delay under the plan
  • eliminated tax increases for employers
  • limited the government plan to states with “reasonable medical liability regulations”
  • prevented illegal aliens from receiving taxpayer-subsidized health care under the plan
  • prohibited “requiring health insurance plans to cover abortions”
  • required the government to “maintain reserves and other margins in amounts consistent with insurance standards that apply to private plans”
  • prevented the government from “forcing providers to participate” in the plan
  • repealed “the prohibition on new enrollees in private individual market plans”
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