Sen. Durbin Says He’s “in the Dark” about Health Care “Reform” Legislation?
 
Sen. Durbin Says He’s “in the Dark” about Health Care “Reform” Legislation?
Written By David E. Smith   |   12.14.09
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Late last week, Illinois’ senior U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Senate Majority Whip for the Democrats admitted that he is “in the dark” about the national health care “reform” bill.

During debate on this issue, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) asked Durbin, “Should we not at least be informed as to what the proposal is that the Senate Majority Leader is going to propose to the entire Senate?”

Durbin’s answer: “I would say to the senator from Arizona that I am in the dark almost as much as he is, and I am in the leadership.” [Emhasis added]

Durbin explained that during a Democratic caucus, Reid and the small group of senators involved in crafting the bill turned to their fellow Democrats and “basically stood and said, ‘We are sorry, we can’t tell you in detail what was involved.’

Take ACTION: Click HERE to contact Illinois Senators’ Durbin and Burris and the Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate to let them know you don’t want the government making your health care decisions, raising your taxes to pay for it and using your tax dollars to pay for abortions. Tell them to vote against a government takeover of health care.

Background

Even though the U.S. Senate’s number-two member doesn’t know what is going on with the health care “reform” bill, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has warned that the “nuclear option” is being considered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to rush this bill through…This means only 50 senate votes would be needed to pass a healthcare takeover bill that would tax Americans nearly half a billion dollars, while gutting Medicare $464 billion.

What we do know about the Obama/Reid/Pelosi health care “reform” bill is that it would lead to rationed medical care, shuttered hospitals, overburdened doctors and bureaucratic waste. It would:

1) Decrease the quality of our health care. Under government-run health care, a patient would spend less time with their doctor, receive less preventative care and spend more time waiting for important medical procedures.

2) Marginalize the health care of seniors. Under government-run health care, the Greatest Generation will be treated the worst in the health system.

3) Limit our access to health care. Under government-run health care, lines will be longer, waiting will increase and doctor-time will decrease. Additionally, mandated insurance will provide coverage we don’t want and deprive us of coverage we need.

You can also call the congressional switchboard and leave a message with your senators: 1-202-224-3121.

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David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 30 years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes...
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