Washington, DC - Congressman John Fleming issued the following statement tonight following President Barack Obama's press conference concerning his proposal for health care reform in America.
"Tonight, the President said "Folks are skeptical and that is entirely legitimate because they haven't seen a lot of laws coming out of Washington that help.'
I couldn't agree more. Americans have found themselves at the mercy of the mass social agenda of this Administration and the liberal leadership in Congress.
First was the $750 billion unstimulating stimulus bill, then came cap and tax and now they are trying to shove the government takeover of health care down the throats of this country.
This health care proposal is an example of another bad bill. If it passes in its current form, we can expect tax increases for all American families, long waits and DMV-style medicine and taxpayer funded abortions.
And while the President claims he is going to keep the government from taking over health care, the proposal working its way through Congress puts federal bureaucrats in charge of decisions that should be made by patients and their doctors.
There is no doubt we need sensible health care reform that addresses out of date insurance laws, increases portability, does away with pre-existing conditions, and provides all Americans access to quality medical care.
Bipartisan input could lead to meaningful legislation, but further socializing this country is not the answer."