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Conservatives to McConnell and Kyl: Block This Health Care Bill

on 12.9.09 | 4:28PM

Dear Senators McConnell and Kyl,

Thank you for your leadership in opposing the Democrat healthcare legislation these past many months. Now that Majority Leader Reid has announced a so-called "compromise" please do not allow him to railroad the Senate into a quick vote on cloture on this bill. On behalf of conservative leaders we urge you to take every action and use every Senatorial prerogative to gain additional time for the American people to understand how devastating this bill is to America's economic future and quality healthcare.

Public opinion polls show Americans are opposed to the massive government makeover of our healthcare system. Based on media reports of the so-called Reid "compromise," the bill has become even worse: it is a huge and expensive expansion of Medicare, it establishes the Federal bureaucracy as a stalking horse for government regulation of health insurance, and the bill allows Federal funding for abortions. When the American people understand these points it is likely that polls will show even greater disapproval.

You have been true statesmen in leading the opposition to the bill so far. Now that the majority has put together a one-party "compromise" it is critical that Republicans make it clear that you will use every prerogative of the minority to prevent them from jamming this new bill through. Please use every procedural tool available to you to ensure there is a full debate, including full debate on each amendment, and to ensure ample time for the American people to communicate their opposition to their elected representatives.

Sincerely,

Edwin Meese

Former Attorney General

Tim Phillips

President, Americans for Prosperity

David McIntosh

Former Member of Congress, Indiana

Colin Hanna

President, Let Freedom Ring

William Wilson

President, Americans for Limited Government

Duane Parde,

President, National Taxpayers Union

Tom Schatz

President, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

Craig Shirley

Chairman, Citizens for the Republic

Brent Bozell

President, Media Research Center

Wendy Wright

President, Concerned Women for America

Alfred Regnery

Publisher, American Spectator

Tony Perkins

President, Family Research Council

Brian McManus

Council for Affordable Health Insurance

Jim Martin

President, 60 Plus Association

Jenny Beth Martin

National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots

William Haygood Shaker

President, American Council for Health Care Reform

J. Bradley Jansen

Director, Center for Financial Privacy & Human Rights

Karen Kerrigan

President, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

Karl Ottosen

United States Federation of Small Businesses

T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Former Chief Domestic Advisor to President Reagan

Andrea Lafferty

Executive Director, Traditional Values Coalition

Thomas Henry

President, RealCare Insurance Marketing

Gary Bauer

President, American Values

Beverly Gossage

Founder & Director, HSA Benefits Consulting

Tom DeWeese

President, American Policy Center

Susan Carleson

Chairman & CEO, American Civil Rights Union

Ralph F. Weber, CLU

Forest Thigpen

President, Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Kerri (Houston) Toloczko

Senior Vice President for Policy, Institute for Liberty

Marion Edwyn Harrison

Counsel, Free Congress Foundation

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