I recently received a form letter response regarding my request to vote against funding Obamacare from Sen. Mary Landrieu, but was very disappointed by her response.
First, I disagreed with her argument that enacting Obamacare will reduce our deficit. Even the Congressional Budget Office acknowledges Obamacare will significantly add to our deficit, not reduce it.
Additionally, I feel it is dishonest not to point out that most people without insurance today will not get coverage from Obamacare (Washington Post and CBO). Playing games with the numbers is one of the main reasons the American people are so upset with Congress and this administration. In this regard, I have several questions for all Americans:
How do you hire tens of thousands of people to administer the biggest entitlement giveaway in the history of the United States and reduce the cost of health care?
How do you hire thousands of IRS employees for enforcement of Obamacare and reduce the cost of health care? How do you give away health insurance to millions of people and reduce the cost of health care?
How do you give subsidies to all of Congress and other federal departments, including the White House (almost 500 employees alone!), and reduce the cost of health care?
With respect to another of Sen. Landrieu’s recent statements about Obamacare, I would like to ask how she has any justification to call Obamacare “quality” and “competitively priced” when the program hasn’t even started?
The Senate may be able to legislate pricing in the short term since constitutional law no longer seems to apply for this administration, but it cannot legislate quality. Indeed, history has proved this many times over with failed, overbudget, underperforming and fraud-ridden federal programs.
Furthermore, if she doesn’t believe that the law should be repealed (for fictitious savings I might remind), why hasn’t she protested the president’s constitutionally prohibited exemptions granted to many parties, including big unions, big businesses, etc.? It is very unfortunate that Sen. Landrieu and our mainstream media refuse to acknowledge that the half of the American public who actually pay income taxes will see higher taxation and higher health care costs as a result of this law.
My final comment relates to the difficulty that I and others have recently had in contacting Sen Landrieu’s multiple offices. It is hard for me to imagine that she doesn’t have sufficient staff to handle the requests from her constituency. If there are so many incoming calls, it suggests her constituents feel she isn’t listening to them ... perhaps as a result of her voting record?
In closing, I would like Sen. Landrieu to know that my fellow Louisianans and I do not appreciate being misled and ignored.