Dear Mr. Thrush:
I am writing to you in regards to your post calling American’s speaking up about their views on healthcare as "spam". Dissent and dialogue with our representatives should not be characterized in this manner. It seems that you have fallen into the manner of the left by saying we are anti-reform. This could not be further than the truth.
This seems it is being characterized as an all or nothing thing. If you don’t agree with their plan, you want the status quo. We want real reform. Reform that will lower costs while keeping the ability to maintain private relationships with our doctors and gives choices to all Americans. Top line tax deductions for premiums, tort reform to lower malpractice insurance rates for doctors and hospitals, allowing small businesses to join co-ops to lower costs, allow consumers to purchase policies across state lines. If a New Yorker can purchase insurance less expensively from a company in Arkansas, then they should be allowed to do that. The New York companies will be forced to lower the costs in order to stay competitive. Fixing Medicare needs to be put in the front of the line. Medicare pays below cost for treatment, then that loss is then passed onto the consumer. The government is causing part of the problem.
You and I had an email dialogue a few days ago regarding this topic. You told me that targeting the Chiefs of Staff is unusual tactic. I will give you that it may be unusual, but these are unusual times. Conservatives have allowed themselves to be painted by a broad brush over the past eight years. The far left painted President Bush as one of the most evil men that ever lived. They were loud and persistent with this message. We became discouraged and lost our way.
The speed of which the far left is pushing legislation through that will forever change the fabric of this country has been our wake-up call. We have taken some pages straight out of the left’s handbook. We are protesting, we are speaking out, and we are contacting our representatives. This is not “spam”; it is conservatives and independents standing up for the America that they want to pass onto their children. The media needs to get used to the idea that we will publically stand up and say what needs to be said; President Obama is pushing this country to European-style socialism. We will not go quietly. Unusual tactics are necessary.
Just a Conservative Girl
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