Tuesday, May 18, 2010
My Letter to Congressman Jim Langevin – D – RI
Today, my Congressman, Rep. James Langevin, responded to me by email regarding my many entreaties to for him to oppose the ObamaCare Bill some months ago. Below is my response to him.
Thank you for getting back to me on this subject after a number of months. I am appreciative regardless of the fact that a lot has gone under the bridge since you voted for this terrible bill. But you wrote to me on an auspicious day. Excellent articles in today's Projo and Wall Street Journals underscore how anachronistic your email is today.
RIers woke up this morning to headline in the Projo of Blue Cross raising its rates about 13% for 2011. 13%. Don't tell me it would have been worse without Obamacare because since I wrote you about my opposition several months ago, articles have abounded on how this bill will cost us much more than what we pay for our current health care plans, not to mention the extra tax burden it will now place upon us as it was conveniently and only recently revealed by the CBO, long after the lemmings approved it.
Also in today's paper, not the Projo but the Wall Street Journal, is an editorial entitled "No, You Can't Keep Your Health Plan." The horror of that thought! All brought on by this awful piece of legislation which you voted for.
If you recall Jim, I sent you lemons at great expense to me to get your undivided attention as to why this bill is bad for me, bad for my family, bad for the state and bad for the nation, but you not only did not heed one iota of my advice, you out and out voted for this pig of a bill without reservation.
One last observation.
I'll confess I voted for you over more liberal Republican counterparts in the past, particularly those who were opposed to the rights of the unborn, but your position on this issue has pushed me back a bit. Today happens also to be election day in a number of states. Long time Democrat stalwarts are about to get thrown out of office. Results are not in yet, but I predict a rout. Now I will grant you that RIers' are a lot more tolerant of liberal Congressmen and women, but I have a feeling, November 2010 will be very different.
See you in November, Jim.
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