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Health Care Law Is Redistribution of Wealth

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Senator Max Baucus addresses what Obamacare really is about.

President Obama dared congressional Republicans today to campaign for repeal of the new health care law.

“My attitude is, go for it!,” Obama told a cheering crowd in Iowa City, Iowa. “If they want to have that fight, we can have it.” The president also said he doesn’t believe voters “are going to put the insurance industry back in the driver’s seat. We’ve already been there — we’re not going back!”

House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, in a column written for Iowa’s largest newspaper, wrote that the new law should be repealed and replaced because it gives government too much control over health care. The Republican lawmaker criticized higher taxes and more controls over doctors and Americans who are now required to buy health insurance.

“Through repeal, we can do away with these job-killing mandates and replace them with affordable solutions to lower costs and cover Americans with pre-existing conditions,” Boehner wrote in the Des Moines Register.

Obama delivered his speech in Iowa City, the same city where he outlined an initial health care proposal as a candidate back in 2007. Today’s effort begins a months-long campaign to tour what Obama calls the many benefits of the 10-year, $938 billion plan he signed into law on Tuesday, “after a year of debate and a century of trying.”

As the crowd began chanting “yes, we can,” Obama replied, “yes, we did.” He also told them, “this is your victory.

“Three years ago, we made a promise,” he said. “That promise has been kept.”

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Was this Yet Another Backroom Deal to Force Obama’s Bill Down the American People’s Throats?

Three airports in the district of infamous fence-sitting and ultimately kowtowing Democrat Bart Stupak were awarded $726,409 in grants by the Obama Administration just two days before a vote on Obama and Pelosi’s government takeover of healthcare.

Did Stupak compromise his supposed principled stand against taxpayer funding of abortion in exchange for taxpayer dollars for pet projects?

Alpena County Regional Airport received a $85,500 grant, but had only 7,519 passenger boardings in 2008 (the most recent year for which there is information) according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data. Alpena County Regional Airport serves fewer passengers than even the late Rep. John Murtha’s famous “Airport for Nobody.”

Delta County Airport has even less customers than that, but still received a $179,209 grant.

Chippewa County International Airport received a $461,700 grant, but had only 13,733 passenger boardings in 2008.

Will Stupak come clean about this apparent backroom deal for his vote?

Call Stupak’s district office at (989) 356-0690 and ask.

Obama Administration Awarded Hundreds of Thousands in Airport Grants to Stupak’s District Two Days Before Vote

Indoor tanning salons will charge customers a 10 percent tax beginning in July

One of the changes Americans will see as a result of the U.S. health-care overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Barack Obama

Insurers will be required by September to begin providing health coverage to kids with pre-existing illnesses and allow parents to keep children younger than 26 on their plans as the clock has begun ticking on many of the law’s provisions. Medicare recipients will receive a $250 rebate for prescription drugs when they reach a coverage gap called the donut hole if the Senate passes and the president signs companion legislation approved March 21 by the U.S. House.

The $940 billion overhaul subsidizes coverage for uninsured Americans, financed by Medicare cuts to hospitals and fees or taxes on insurers, drugmakers, medical-device companies and Americans earning more than $200,000 a year. Many of the changes in the bill of more than 2,400 pages, such as requiring most people to have health insurance and employers to provide coverage, will take at least two years to go into effect.

“Most of the major public policy changes embodied in the health care reform legislation will become effective only after the next presidential election in 2012,” said Maury Harris, an economist with UBS AG, said in a research report.

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