Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sarah Steelman Pledges to Repeal Obamacare

by Sarah Steelman
GOP Candidate
Missouri Senate

Sen. McCaskill has stated repeatedly that Missourians will like ObamaCare once they know what's in it. (Editor -- Here is what McCaskill said according to PoliticsMO: "McCaskill said she believes many Missourians would like the state-level exchanges if lawmakers would allow them to move forward.
'For some reason, the folks in Jeff City don’t want to set up that state exchange. It is almost as if they want the federal government to do it instead of the states,' McCaskill said. 'I think they’re just trying to make a political point instead of trying to help people with their health insurance.'")
Well, unlike Sen. McCaskill, I have actually read the bill and I can tell you that there's a lot to dislike, namely over a dozen new taxes, many of which will be paid by individuals making under $250,000. Sen. McCaskill was ObamaCare's biggest advocate in the Senate, and now she's going to have to admit to Missourians that she forgot to mention the tax increases, penalties, mandates on employers and restrictions on care…or maybe she'll just tell them they'll learn to like it.

It is the height of hypocrisy for liberal elitists like Sen. McCaskill to tell people that they know what's best for them, despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of Missourians don't want ObamaCare and view it as something that will negatively impact their health care plans and pocketbooks. Well, now it appears that we'll see a patchwork of states around the country refuse to set up exchanges or participate in the Medicaid expansion. I suppose Sen. McCaskill will tell those Governors who refuse to comply that they don't know what 's best for their states and recommend that they be forced into lockstep.

I pledge to the people of Missouri that I will fight to repeal every last word of ObamaCare. I will always listen to the people and never dismiss them by saying that I know what's best, and I will always look to our Constitution to determine if a bill is within what our framers intended.

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