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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tea Party Patriots Statement on House Repeal of Obamacare

Repealing Obamacare 

CONTACT: Ralph King

January 19, 2011                                      

Tea Party Patriots Calls on Senate to Follow Suit

(Cleveland, OH) - Today, the Tea Party Patriots applauded the 245-189 vote by the House to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.

"During the 111th Congress politicians who consider themselves the 'ruling elite' passed a job killing, tax raising, liberty stealing bill which they called 'health care reform,'" said Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.  "This was done against the clearly expressed will of the majority of the American people, and they voted to remove their unresponsive representatives in November.  Following through today, the House of Representatives lived up to its duties as the people's house and voted to repeal the disaster foisted on the American people.

"Now the question is: Will the Senate resolve to listen to will of the American people?  Many have said that Majority Leader Reid will not allow the bill to even be debated, let alone come to a vote in the Senate.  What is he scared of?  Is he unwilling to allow each Senator to stand up and be counted?  The American people have stood and been counted on this issue, and repudiated this law.  It is time for the Senate to openly and transparently debate repeal so the majority of Americans can know where they stand."

"November 2012 is not far away, and Americans will remember what happens in the Senate," said Mark Meckler, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.  "If the Senate refuses to allow such a debate and repeal, 2012 will once again see an historic number of incumbents removed from their seats as the people continue their quest to wrestle control of their government from an out of touch ruling elite."

"Now the ball is in Senator Reid's court," said Ralph King of the Cleveland Tea Party Patriots and TPP State (OH) co-coordinator.  "Will he stand with, or against, the American people? TheTea Party Patriots are watching." 

Tea Party Patriots is a national grassroots coalition with more than 3,000 locally organized chapters and more than 15 million supporters nationwide.  Tea Party Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. 

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