The heat is rising across the nation. And I just don’t mean the temperature.
People are angry and for a good reason.
By now you’ve seen my town hall videos. Luckily, the town halls I’ve been having across the district haven’t been as heated, mostly because I’m just as frustrated.
I’m frustrated with the spending, and I’m frustrated by all the government growth.
Mostly, I’m frustrated by the spin coming out of Washington. Let me give you an example.
Yesterday President Obama held a town hall meeting in New Hampshire where he claimed, “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”
Folks, that right there is exactly what’s wrong with Washington. It’s called spin. Let’s looks at this claim a little closer.
President Obama is pushing a public option plan where the government will takeover part of health care coverage and compete with private insurance companies. The President says he wants to keep the private companies honest in their rates. But the truth is that a government subsidized plan will be cheaper because our nation’s hard working taxpayers are supporting it.
When offered a cheaper plan by the government, most businesses will likely dump the private insurers. That means many Americans won’t have a choice at all and will be forced to change their health care plan. As more Americans use the public option, government grows, private insurers are put out of business, and you lose your ability to choose. You lose your freedom.
Even more disturbing is that as competition dies, the quality of health care in our nation will dramatically decrease. Don’t let President Obama and the liberals in Congress convince you that more government is good for our nation. We need to reform our health care system, but socialized medicine isn’t the answer. We need health care reform that starts with opening up the market and increasing competition. That’s how we lower costs and increase quality.