Sarah Palin: House passes health care bill

We’ve got to hold on to hope, and we’ve got to fight hard because Congressional action tonight just put America on a path toward an unrecognizable country.

The same government leaders that got us into the mortgage business and the car business are now getting us into the health care business.

Despite Americans’ decisive message last Tuesday that they reject the troubling path this country has been taking, Speaker Pelosi has broken her own promises of transparency to ram a health “care” bill through the House of Representatives just before midnight. Why did she push the 2,000 page bill this weekend? Was she perhaps afraid to give her peers and the constituents for whom she works the chance to actually read this monstrous bill carefully, if at all? Was she concerned that Americans might really digest the details of a bill that the Wall Street Journal has called “the worst piece of post-New Deal legislation ever introduced”?

This out-of-control bureaucratic mess will be disastrous for our economy, our small businesses, and our personal liberty. It will slam businesses at a time when we are at double-digit unemployment rates – the highest we’ve seen in a quarter of a century. This massive new bureaucracy will cost us and our children money we don’t have. It will rob Americans of more of our freedom and further hamper the free market.

Make no mistake: we’re on course to have government commandeer one-sixth of our economy. The people who gave us Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now want to run our health care. Think about that.

All of us who value the sanctity of life are grateful for the success of the pro-life majority in the House this evening in its battle against federal funding of abortion in this bill, but it’s ironic because we were promised that abortion wasn’t covered in the bill to begin with. Our healthy distrust of these government leaders made us look deeper into the bill because unfortunately we knew better than to trust what they were saying. The victory tonight to amend the bill and eliminate that federal funding for abortion was great – because abortion is not health care. Now we can only hope that Rep. Stupak’s amendment will hold in the final bill, though the Democratic leadership has already refused to promise that it won’t be scrapped later.

We had been told there were no “death panels” in the bill either. But look closely at the provision mandating bureaucratic panels that will be calling the shots regarding who will receive government health care.

Look closely at provisions addressing illegal aliens’ health care coverage too.

Those of us who love freedom and believe in open and transparent government can only be dismayed by midnight action on a Saturday. Speaker Pelosi’s promise that Americans would have 72 hours to read the final bill before the vote was just another one of the D.C. establishment’s too-common political ploys. It’s broken promises like this that turn people off to politics and leave them disillusioned about the future of their country.

But despite this late-night maneuvering, many of us were paying close attention tonight. We’ll keep paying close attention. We need to let our legislators in Washington know that they still represent us, and that the majority of Americans are not in favor of the “reform” they are pushing. After all, this is still a country “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” We will make our voices heard. It’s on to the Senate now. Our legislators can listen now, or they can hear us in 2010. It’s their choice.

– Sarah Palin

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9 Responses

  1. The question for every elected Representative in Congress should be “Which number is greater. The number of pages in the Bill, or the number of minutes you spent reading it before you voted on it?”

    We don’t have a government anymore. We have a bunch of idiots who think they were elected to play “Let’s Make a Deal.”.

  2. And I elect to kick all their sorry butts out in 2012. I am so fed up with that bunch losers that think they can pull this crap late at night behind closed doors. When I go to the polls to vote them out, I want all the world to see. I am not hiding behind closed doors. All you worthless scavengers out there, you are on the countdown to the unemployment line. If you think we were pissed off in 2008, you wait until 2010 and 2012!!!!

    • Do not forget that the few who voted against the bill were those who are up for election and who by design elected not to vote for because their votes were not needed- this was all orchestrated for our eyes and to keep them in office. Come 2010 vote em all out regardless of how they voted – they are all part of the problem- it is all orchestrated to keep us down. 435 plus 28 in 2010 make sure they all hear us!!!!!

      BettyJean Kling M.S, M. Ed Founder: The Majority United http://www.TheMajorityUnited.com http://www.FreeMeNow.wordpress BTR. The Majority United Radio Founder: Free US Now- “A victim’s first scream is for help; a victim’s second scream is for justice.” – Coral Anika Theill

  3. If we wipe the slate clean, the newcomers might not be any better, but there’s not much chance they would be any worse. And it would take them a while to reach the level of corruption running rampant in the current crop.

  4. I have a feeling if we vote the incumbants out, the people taking their place just may be willing to listen to we, the people.

  5. They heard the will of the people and they ignored the will of the people. They arrogantly ignored what the majority of us wanted, thumbed their noses at us and voted against us at 11:15 PM on a Saturday night. Come 2010 it is time for our vote – to vote all of them out. I agree with BJ – even the ones who voted against the bill because it was orchestrated as to who would vote what way.

    • You better believe it was orchestrated! Vote em out vote me all out no matter what happens in the Senate – this was a snapshot of what the Representatives intend to do- We own that dome and they do not get it yet! They will never get it till we send the message loud and clear that we the people are the bosses here. They work for us !

      BettyJean Kling M.S, M. Ed Founder: The Majority United http://www.TheMajorityUnited.com http://www.FreeMeNow.wordpress BTR. The Majority United Radio Founder: Free US Now- “A victim’s first scream is for help; a victim’s second scream is for justice.” – Coral Anika Theill

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