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French takes a stance on Obamacare

Dear Editor,

Dear Editor:
President Obama promised Americans that they wouldn’t lose their health-care plan if they wanted to keep it. This was a lie.
We now know that millions of Americans will lose their current coverage and premiums will increase, even though the president promised that premiums would decrease under the Affordable
Health Care Act. Of course, another lie. Americans were also promised that this law would be fair. More lies. The president is forcing every American to buy government-approved health-care plans, while delaying mandates for businesses and allowing exemptions to members of Congress. This is
the president’s definition of fair. In fact, lies are the norm for this administration as the president is now warning that if Congress defunds his “legacy,” and yet, passes a spending bill to fully support government operations, he’ll shut the government down. On what account? By declaring that Obamacare is deemed mandatory. You guessed it; more lies. According to the Congressional Research Service, “Administrative costs will have to be funded through the annual discretionary appropriations.” In other words, these annual bills carry funding limitations to mandatory spending and can block certain government activities. The question is, will Congress vote to block Obamacare while funding the rest of the government, or back down like spineless wimps?
If the majority of Americans believe that Obamacare will be a disaster for family health care and the economy, and that it will destroy our free-market health system, thus eliminating high-quality healthcare, then Congress—regardless of the consequences—must listen to the people and vote to defund Obamacare. And, if they don’t, then vote the scoundrels out of office in 2014.   
So what’s more important? Idle threats from a lame duck president about shutting the government down, more lies disguised as “phony” promises, congressional mid-term elections, or the future of our nation.

Larry French
Butler, TN