House Vote On Anti-gun ObamaCare‏

House Vote On Anti-gun ObamaCare Scheduled For This Weekend!

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
http://gunowners.org

ACTION: The anti-gun health care issue may very well be decided this week.  Even if you have already called, faxed or e-mailed your congressman, it is imperative that you do so one last time.  Please see contact information and suggested letter/talking points below.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

This is gun owners’ last shot (so to speak) at saving the country from the worst piece of legislation that we’ve seen in years.

Make no mistake about it:  The pivotal vote in the House will be — directly or indirectly — on whether to adopt the corrupt and discredited Senate ObamaCare bill verbatim.  And the votes are being corralled by Obama and Pelosi through a new round of bribes, threats, and corruption.

Consider what has been implanted in the bill which will be voted on in the House this week.

1. Restrictions upon gun owners. The Senate-passed version would allow the ATF to troll your confidential medical records in order to take guns away from potentially tens of millions of Americans.  The “individual mandate” (in Sections 1501 and 1502) will make it impossible for you to keep private, medical information out of the government-controlled medical database that was created in last year’s stimulus bill.

2. Bribes, bribes, bribes. The bill your Representative will be voting on still contains virtually all of the bribes that made the Senate version such a disgusting spectacle.  This includes:

* Mary Landrieu’s $300,000,000 “Louisiana Purchase;”

* A broadened version of the nauseating “Cornhusker Kickback” to get Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson’s vote;

* The roughly $10 BILLION (with a “b”) bribe to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for clinics which could well be run by ACORN and Planned Parenthood;

* The $100 million Connecticut “Hospital Handout” bribe to corrupt Senator Chris Dodd; and

* The $300 million Libby, Montana, asbestos bribe.

3. Unconstitutional mandates. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the bill to be voted on this week would increase the cost of private insurance by 10-13% over what it would be if Congress did nothing — and require, under penalty of imprisonment, that you buy it.

4. Corrupt procedures. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) plan to ram this bill through the Congress and onto the President’s desk using cheat schemes called “reconciliation” and “self-executing rules.”   This is nothing other than a slimy attempt to ignore the will of the people, who according to the latest polls, overwhelmingly oppose this legislation:

* Under “reconciliation,” any language qualifying for special Senate procedures had to have been reported out of committee by October 15, 2009.  As of March 15, 2010, the language was still not available, even though the House Budget Committee voted to approve the non-existent draft.

* Under the Senate rules, these special procedures can be used only to reduce the deficit.  Once you discount the accounting tricks and fraud that Reid and Pelosi are employing, ObamaCare would INCREASE the deficit by half a trillion dollars over the first ten years.

* Despite Obama’s lies, “reconciliation” has never been used for non-budgetary issues which do not reduce the deficit.

* Now, House Rules Committee Chairman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is proposing a plan (which has been approved by Pelosi) to “deem” ObamaCare passed without having the House vote on it.  Read more about this plan at http://tinyurl.com/yk7s5a4 .

According to news reports, the phones are ringing off the hook on Capitol Hill.  Estimates as to how close Pelosi is to delivering the votes vary widely.  But Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), who opposes the bill on grounds that it would allow for taxpayer funding of abortions, says he thinks Pelosi is about 16 votes away.

Please take action now!

WHERE DOES YOUR REPRESENTATIVE STAND ON HEALTH CARE? You can go to two URLs to get the latest updates on where your Representative stands.  Please see:

* http://tinyurl.com/ya3oulz

* http://tinyurl.com/y99ccy7

CONTACT INFO:

Phone:  toll-free at 877-762-8762 or 800-965-4701; or call the regular number at 202-225-3121

E-mail: Visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send a pre-written message to your Representative.


—– Pre-written letter and talking points —–

Dear Representative:

I am writing you with one final plea to vote against the Senate’s corrupt and bribe-laden ObamaCare bill.

Despite the fact that the Senate tried to allay gun owners’ concerns, the Senate bill would still allow the ATF to troll the confidential medical records in order to take guns away from potentially tens of millions of Americans.  This is because the “individual mandate” in Sections 1501 and 1502 of the Senate-passed bill would make it impossible for people to keep private, medical information out of the government-controlled medical database that was created by the stimulus bill.

The process that put together this Senate bill has been marked with bribes (such as the Cornhusker Kickback, the Louisiana Purchase, etc.), by unconstitutional mandates and by corrupt procedures.  As to corruption, any rules vote on your part which “deems” ObamaCare as passed will be held in the greatest contempt by your constituents.

You represent my state, not the “state of Nancy Pelosi.”  Americans overwhelmingly oppose this legislation.  Please — please listen to your constituents and vote against ObamaCare.

Sincerely,

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4 Responses to “House Vote On Anti-gun ObamaCare‏”

  1. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Related: From yesterdays Patriot Post (See sidebar)

    The Demo-gogues

    Just words, just politics … just the Constitution: “We have debated this issue now for more than a year. Every proposal has been put on the table. Every argument has been made. I know a lot of people view this as a partisan issue, but, look, the fact is both parties have a lot of areas where we agree — it’s just politics are getting in the way of actually getting it done.” –Barack Obama

    Arrogance: “The American people want to know if it’s still possible for Washington to look out for their interests and their future. They are waiting for us to act. They are waiting for us to lead. And as long as I hold this office, I intend to provide that leadership. I don’t know about the politics. But I know what’s right.” –Barack Obama (We’re waiting for you to get out of the way so we can look out for our own interests, not have you do whatever you “know” is right whether we want it done to us or not.)

    Big Brother: “You know what? It’s been such a long time since we made government on the side of ordinary working folks, where we did something for them that relieved some of their struggles.” –BO

    Non Compos Mentis: “Well, a lot of those folks, your employer it’s estimated would see premiums fall by as much as 3,000 percent [sic], which means they could give you a raise.” –Barack Obama

    Glass half empty: “I have no intention of not passing this bill. Let me say it in a positive way: I have faith in my members that we will be passing this legislation.” –House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

    She may be a dreamer: “Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.” –Nancy Pelosi (So the rest of us can pay for these unemployed artists and photographers to have insurance?)

    Democrats to defeat death! “Today, 70 Americans will die for lack of health insurance, 70.” –Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) (So why don’t most provisions in this bill kick in for four years?)

  2. mainenowandthen Says:

    If this bill passes, the skids have been well-greased to send America down the road to a Marxist-oriented, all-powerful, overbearing centralized government whose only interest will be self-perpetuation fueled by the labor of the serfs over whom it rules.

    And this future looks increasingly likely, due to the utter corruption of the majority of Congress and the Executive Branch. Dire straits, indeed.

  3. Spook Says:

    Bang, bang, bang.

    Nex ut Tyrannus!

  4. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Well stated Maine, well stated indeed.

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