To the Editor: Progressives won ‘terrible victory’ with health care law

  At the end of a long process of bribes and intimidation of lawmakers, the Obama administration and the Democratic majority in Congress have passed the health care bill, euphemistically named the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Progressives have won a terrible victory in passage of health care legislation, which raises everyone’s insurance costs, creates a massive entitlement for which we will pay four years before any benefits are received, and omits the most obvious tool for reduction of health care costs—tort reform.

  Now, a new voice arises on the left. These tender-hearted people are scandalized at the “coarsening” of the national discourse by the Tea Party, and have vowed to target candidates favored by the Tea Party. They call themselves the “Patriot Majority PAC.” That’s right, a PAC, a Political Action Committee, able to throw money at races to defeat candidates favored by limited government advocates, including the Tea Party.

  Now it falls to those of us fighting the progressive takeover of America not to falter in our commitment, nor be fooled by a PAC naming itself “Patriot Majority.” We know what patriotism means. Patriotism abhors the brazen takeover of 1/6 of the economy by the federal government. Patriots will welcome the Tea Party Express III: Just Vote Them Out event in Rockford’s Davis Park at 1 p.m., April 6th. Then, on Tax Day, April 15, conservatives can join underdog 67 District candidate Bob Brokish at his fund-raiser dinner or join Northern IL Tea Party members at the Rockton Community Center at 5:30 for good food and fellowship, and speakers at 7. God bless America!

                   Jane Ryan Carrell


From the March 31-April 6, 2010 issue

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