Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is teaming up with Mark Levin and others to bring the town halls to Washington on Thursday, day after tomorrow, to protest the Democrats’ intended takeover of the health care industry. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and others are backing the effort, too. The main rally will take place on the West steps of the U.S. Capitol at noon on Thursday and will, perhaps, fan out from there. This is Michele’s statement:
The American people spoke loud and clear at town hall meetings all across the country throughout August. But, it would appear that Congress didn’t hear a word they had to say. The Democrats’ latest health care proposal unveiled late last week may be packaged a little differently, but it’s the same old bad bill as before.
This bill is a trillion-dollar, budget-busting, government takeover of our health care system. It will put bureaucrats between people and their health care. It will lead to rationed care, hurting the most vulnerable amongst us first. It will break the bank, leaving our children to pay the bill with diminished freedoms and dwindling prosperity.
The American people need to stand up again and make sure that Congress hears them this time. Speaker Pelosi is putting her bill on fast track to a vote – and it remains to be seen if the House will even get a chance to vote on the commonsense Republican alternatives. The people need to make a House Call on Washington this week and tell their Representatives to vote no to a government take-over of one-fifth of our economy. This is gangster government at its worst.
I urge all Americans to come to Washington this Thursday. Come and meet up with your Representative and tell them that you want to control your health care.
Harry Reid let slip today that the Senate may not take up health care this year. The Democrats’ proposals are deeply unpopular, which is why Reid is having a hard time ramming any version of Obamacare through the Senate. Delay means more opportunity for opposition to be heard. If you can be in Washington on Thursday, it will be fun to check out the rally on the West steps of the Capitol at noon.