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.
Former Attorney General
President, Americans for Prosperity
Former Member of Congress, Indiana
President, Let Freedom Ring
President, Americans for Limited Government
President, National Taxpayers Union
President, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Chairman, Citizens for the Republic
President, Media Research Center
President, Concerned Women for America
Publisher, American Spectator
President, Family Research Council
Council for Affordable Health Insurance
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
President, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
United States Federation of Small Businesses
T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Former Chief Domestic Advisor to President Reagan
Executive Director, Traditional Values Coalition
President, RealCare Insurance Marketing
President, American Values
Founder & Director, HSA Benefits Consulting
President, American Policy Center
Chairman & CEO, American Civil Rights Union
Ralph F. Weber, CLU
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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