Code Blue Event on 7/17/09 Health Care Reform – Not – Goverment Takeover of Health Care We want to keep: • Our choice of doctors • Our control of our health insurance options • Timely access to quality health care • Our money instead of paying for a government takeover
Today former Congressman Ernest Istook testified before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee about the $105 billion slush fund in advance appropriations liberals tucked inside Obamacare. The $105 billion bypasses the traditional yearly budgeting process and is spread throughout the 2,700 page legislation. It took the Congressional Research Service (CRS) seven months to identify all the disparate funds and it was not until February (11 months after the bill passed) that all of the funds could be totaled up. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been beating the drum to raise awareness of this unprecedented level of advance spending. But the liberal media has been attacking her for calling it “hidden” funding. In reality, Rep. Bachmann said that “practically no Member of Congress even knew that $105 billion of funding was” in the bill.FactCheck says that this funding was known to “those who read the bill … including members of Congress.” But does FactCheck really believe that any member of Congress read all 2,700 pages of the bill? Do they have any evidence at all that any member of Congress knew about the $105 billion figure before CRS published their report this February? But more importantly, in their attempted take down of Rep. Bachmann, PolitiFact, FactCheck, and The Washington Post Fact Checker all confirm her underlying charge: the $105 billion exists. Poltifact writes: “We added up the spending Bachmann was referring to and got $104 billion — very close to her number.” And a note to The Washington Post Fact Checker: Former Congressman Ernest Istook served in the House of Representatives, not the Senate.Link: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/03/09/politifact-factcheck-and-wapo-a… ************************************************************************From Michelle Bachman:
Dear Fellow Conservative, Since I first alerted you to the $105 billion in funding hidden by the Democrats in the Obamacare bill, more than 102,000 of you have signed my petition telling Congress to defund it. The response has been incredible-it is now abundantly clear that the American people will not stand for such outrageous acts.In that time, Democrats and the liberal media have gone wild, doing everything in their power to hide this unbelievable crime against our democracy. Unfortunately for them, the truth is on our side, with major political fact checkers confirming the existence of the spending in the bill.After posting this on my Facebook page yesterday, I was pleased to find this encouraging comment by Debbie S., one of my active fans: “The more they attack, the more afraid they are that the TRUTH will be exposed. Don’t back down, Michele!” As more than 102,000 of you have told the world by signing my petition, we will not back down, and we will win this fight. It is up to us to make sure that Obamacare is defunded and, if you haven’t already, I hope you’ll join us by signing my petition today.I hope you will find the news links I’ve shared below both informative and timely, and that you’ll share them with your friends and family, as well as respond to them on my Facebook page.Thank you for your continued support.Sincerely,Michele Bachman
9,500 people missing in Minamisanriku 24 hours after double disaster struckOfficial death toll hits 574, but hundreds believed to be buried under rubble or washed away by wavesExplosion at nuclear power plant, but experts say reactor is not at riskRegion hit by repeated aftershocks, some up 6.8-magnitudeRescue operation begins but some areas still cut off by road damage and flood watersForce of quake shifts Japan 8ft to the EastHalf of the population of a Japanese coastal town are still unaccounted for as the death toll from the massive earthquake and tsunami looks set to rise.Government officials revealed the fate of 9,500 people in the north eastern port of Minamisanriku was still unknown more than 24 hours after the double disaster hit.The official death toll stands at 574, but more than 1,700 people are believed to have been buried in the rubble or washed away by the waves.
The town that drowned: Fresh pictures from the port where 9,500 people are missing after it was
swept away by the megaquake
Catastrophe: The true scale of the devastation that the tsunami unleashed is clear in this picture of the port city of Minamisanriku town where 10,000 people are unaccounted for
Rescue teams have been unable to reach some areas after the 9-magnitude quake destroyed and cut off airports on the country’s east coast.Japan launched a massive military rescue Continue reading →