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Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Tea Party Patriot letter to GOP Chairman Michael Steele

Hello again Patriots

It looks like the Elephant Clan Clowns & their leader, GOP Chairman Michael Steele, still don't hear what we are saying about health care. In the below online "give us more money plea" sent to a local Tea Party Patriot and Westlake 9.12 member, Steele lays out his case on what they want for the seniors in health care reform....
Cynthea, I'm here to tell you nothing could be further from the truth -- and it's time for Republicans to fight back against the Democrats' smears with the facts.

Republicans believe reforms to America's health care system are necessary, but reform should be incremental and should first do no harm -- especially to our seniors. And we oppose raiding Medicare to pay for Obama's new health care experiment.

America's senior citizens deserve access to quality health care and coverage that will not bankrupt them. That's why the Republican Party is calling for Congress to adopt a Seniors' Health Care Bill of Rights.

The RNC is running a new ad to advance our call for a Seniors' Health Care Bill of Rights that targets Democrats who may be pressured into voting for Obama's health care experiment that cuts $500 billion from Medicare over the next ten years. We need your help today to promote our message as the debate over health care reform continues in the weeks and months ahead.

After you watch our ad, please make a secure online contribution of $25, $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 to help get our message about protecting the health care rights of our greatest generation past the liberal media filter and directly to the voters.

Cynthea's spot on "go jump off a cliff" response is why we all love her...

Dear Michael,

You are wrong. Republicans DO NOT WANT incremental health care reform coming from the GOP. They want free market principals. Free market principals might mean some people have to work at jobs they don't really like in order to get health care (insurance). It might mean they pay more if they have bad habits. But the only true change Americans want in their health care is group buyer advantage.

Michael, with insurance, I still have to pay up to $5000 out of pocket if I have an accident or need treatment. This is on top of my monthly payments, which are around $4000 per year. A lot, yes, but not bankruptcy time. But when I see a doctor or get a lab test, I get a statement of fees for what the lab/doctor/hospital wants to bill me, and what the insurance company says they are allowed to collect.

Here is the problem with health care. The only changes to our system that the GOP should be behind is 1) a level playing field of fees and 2) portability. Any socialization will destroy a fragile system.

We can get to socialization fast with the Democrats or slow with the GOP. I think I'll take my changes with the Tea Party Patriots.

Bye Bye.

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