I disagree with The Herald’s editorial stance on health-care reform on Dec. 29, “ Good still outweighs bad.”
In every poll that I’ve seen come out in the past two months, the American public’s No. 1 concern is the economy and jobs. The Democrats seem to be turning a deaf ear to what the American public is saying.
In a recent letter that I received from Sen. Patty Murray, she stated “… the non-partisan CBO declared that the Senate healthcare bill will reduce the deficit by $127 billion.” However, a letter from the Office of the Actuary concludes that the Reid bill will cost $400 billion more than the CBO predicts, due to budget gimmicks by the Democrats like double counting Medicare cuts.
In reality, this monstrosity of a health-care bill will add over $250 billion to the deficit. President Obama recently said over and over that “I will not sign this health-care bill if it’s not deficit neutral.”
Will this be Obama’s greatest lie?
On Jan. 15 the Democrats, in complete secrecy with absolutely no transparency (another Obama lie), gave a $60 billion sweatheart deal to big unions. This will further add to the deficit or force others to make up the difference. This is unfair and morally wrong!
In the eyes of many thousands of American people, the Democrats lack credibility, morality and ethics.
The top issues are the economy and jobs. I ask that Congress refocus on these first and set this economic monstrosity of a health-care bill aside.