As we enter into a new year the same old politics as usual is rampant in Washington D.C. What happened to all of the campaign promises of being open, transparent and respectful of the needs of the people? In an article posted on FoxNews.com the head of CSPAN has had to write a letter to request that the health care meetings be televised!
The head of C-SPAN has implored Congress to open up the last leg of health care reform negotiations to the public, as top Democrats lay plans to hash out the final product among themselves.
You can read more about this here
This is unacceptable. We are facing a government take over of 1/6th of our economy and we will never know all details behnid these backdoor deals and closed door meetings. How can we as a nation uphold our responsibilities as citizens if we are denied the very information we need to make informed decisions?
Sarah Palin called it in her December 22, 2009 posting on FaceBook:
Last weekend while you were preparing for the holidays with your family, Harry Reid’s Senate was making shady backroom deals to ram through the Democrat health care take-over. The Senate ended debate on this bill without even reading it. That and midnight weekend votes seem to be standard operating procedures in D.C. No one is certain of what’s in the bill, but Senator Jim DeMint spotted one shocking revelation regarding the section in the bill describing the Independent Medicare Advisory Board (now called the Independent Payment Advisory Board), which is a panel of bureaucrats charged with cutting health care costs on the backs of patients – also known as rationing.
You can read her complete note here.
I am very concerned about not only my future as I age, but about the future of my children. That is why I am an organizer for the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee and why I have become so politically active over the last 18 months. I am an educator, a mother, and a military wife and enough is enough. It is necessary for the Tea Party movement to continue to give us a voice. It is important that as citizens we hold our “representatives” accountable, that includes the President.
With less than a year in office, Pres. Obama’s approval rating is below 50% and Congress is now well below 40%. We have had at least two terror bombing attempts (that we know of) and the President waited days, not hours, before he made a statement about the attempted bombing of an airplane over Detroit.
We have a person who can help lead us back from the edge, her name is Sarah.
I hope and pray that soon we will see billboards like this one up all over the country.
If we all stand up and refuse to shut up, then in our future we will see magazine covers and headlines like this…
Continue to write, call, and email your Senators and Congressional Representatives. Donate to SarahPAC and 2012DraftSarahCommittee. But most of all refuse to sit down and shut up. If Patrick Henry had stayed quiet we may all speaking with British accents right now!
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