All over the country, voters have been flooding their representatives with calls, letters and emails urging them to kill the current healthcare bill. Instead of killing the healthcare bill, Congress is now talking about the “Slaughter solution.”
Don’t be confused. The “Slaughter solution” has nothing to do with killing the bill. It is actually named after Democratic congresswoman Louise Slaughter, chair of the House Rules Committee. It is a backdoor, parliamentary procedure in which the House can pass the healthcare bill without even voting on it. Certain members of Congress think that the American people are so stupid that this backdoor trick will actually work in fooling them.
It won’t work.
In 1994, the Democrat controlled Congress tried to pass the same type of healthcare overhaul, except this time they called it “Hillarycare.” While Hillarycare didn’t pass, it led to the biggest overturn in power since President Truman. Voters were outraged that Congress even tried
such a power grab. I can’t imagine they will react any differently if Congress actually goes through with this overhaul---let alone pass it through a cowardly backhanded technique.
If the liberals in Congress plan on using a backdoor option to push this monstrosity through, then they better start packing their bags right now.
Is this the type of “change” that Americans voted for in 2008? Is this the quality and type of “leadership” that we expect of our representatives? Heck, I don’t expect this type of cowardice from my 2-year old daughter Sophia, let alone grown men and women in Congress.
Our Congressional leaders need to be just that: Leaders. We didn’t elect our representatives to go to Congress and hide behind an unconstitutional parliamentary procedure and a kooky congresswoman from San Francisco. We elected them to vote on our behalf and represent us. If our elected representatives are truly doing their job and representing their constituents, then they should be proud of the votes that they cast.
I am going to challenge all members of Congress, including my opponent Rep. Phil Hare, to cast an up or down vote on Healthcare. Not only am I going to challenge them to cast a vote on healthcare, I challenge them to fight against the “Slaughter solution.” Prove that you are not just a rank and file “yes-man.” Have the courage to stand up for what is right. This is your chance to prove that Nancy Pelosi doesn’t control every decision that you make on the floor.
If you are going to shove this down the throats of the American people, then you should at least have the guts to put your name to it.
This Sunday, 3/21, is the deadline that leaders in Congress have set for the Healthcare bill. This Sunday, 3/21, is also the deadline for our campaign’s money-bomb fundraising drive against this health care monstrosity. We have been petitioning our supporters and people across the country to show their opposition to this healthcare overhaul by donating money to our campaign. Why? Because we are going to Congress to stop this egregious piece of legislation. We have already reached our first goal of $10,000. We have increased our goal to $13,210. Check out the money-bomb fundraising drive at www.bobby321.com