Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mike Huckabee, Repeal Health Care Act Now

Mike Huckabee has once again joined forces with Ken Hoagland, most widely known for his advancement of the Fair Tax. Huckabee is one of the first potential presidential candidates to actively campaign for repealing Obamacare.

Ken Hoagland, Chairman of Repeal Healthcare Act, writes in his December 23rd newsletter:
“Upon penalty of law we are required to participate in a HealthCare system that, by law, Washington insiders wrote themselves out of,” said Hoagland. “It's so typical and so completely wrong,” he said.

Back in March the President said that "people will have choice and competition just like members of Congress have choice and competition." And in December when he signed the bill into law the President said that every American would be, "…part of a big pool, just like federal employees are part of a big pool. They'll have the same choice of private health insurance that members of Congress get for themselves."

It turns out that the President and others, including Congressional Committee staff who wrote the bill decided that the “public pool” was not quite good enough for themselves or their families. The committee staff that drafted the legislation opted themselves out.

Under withering criticism from Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and Oklahoma’s Senator, Tom Coburn, most Congressional staffers were written into the bill last March. But by December, Majority Leader Reid included language taking senior administration officials and himself out of the bill. Mr. Grassley and Coburn’s amendment to close this loophole and extend the law to themselves and senior members of the executive branch was then blocked by Senate Democratic leaders.

“They used their personal power to protect themselves from this new law. Now we’ll use our combined personal power as citizens to do the same thing for ourselves,” said Ken Hoagland.

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Yesterday, Charles Krauthammer stated that he thought House Republicans should vote Yes to repeal Obamacare, but he cautioned against trying to defund it:
a “death by a 1000 paper cuts” strategy. Krauthammer said that is a trap that will allow Obama and the Democrats to blame Republicans for the chaos that will come when implementation of ObamaCare provisions fail. ObamaCare is “intrinsically chaotic,” he said, and defunding attempts will throw a life-line to Obama that he can use to blame Republicans for the chaos.

The last thing we want to do is throw Obama a life-line in 2012. The Democrats in Congress shoved Obamacare down our throats. Republicans were voted in to STOP it. We want to ensure a successful strategy for our Republican nominee, hopefully Mike Huckabee, to make the necessary healthcare reforms, not a healthcare overhaul.

Cross Posted at: I Like Mike Huckabee 2012


Anonymous said...

Well, good for Mr. Huckabee, I agree with him on this one.


Ann said...

I'm glad that he's joined Mitt Romney in calling for the Bills Repeal.

Better late than never.

Anonymous said...

The problem with Mr. Romney's call for repealing the bill is that he has as much credibility on Health care as Mr. Huckabee does on education.


Anonymous said...


Leave Mr. Romney alone!!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go. Huckabee gets it.

TexasConservative said...

OJ, I am going to be writing up a post on Huckabee's education success in Arkansas.

Please do tell me why you think that he has no credibility on this issue.

Then I will make an effort to do extra research on the facts you present.

Thanks, TC

BOSMAN said...

I knew the Huckster would FINALLY come around. The wind is blowing in the RIGHT direction

TexasConservative said...

Nice Try Bosman, but.....Huckabee was out on top of this issue before the bill was even passed.

Huckabee's speech from Nebraska (12/2009), arguing against the passage of Obamacare.

Notice that Huckabee needs no teleprompter to give a great speech.

Anonymous said...

I guess I am late, but I respond anyway. While there is no doubt that Mr. Huckabee did improve the education system, it was troubling that he was endorsed by the corrupt National Teacher's Union. The fact that he recently sucked up to Mrs. Obama on health food shows that he missed an opportunity to state that the schools should not be in the food business. The is an absolute national and international disgrace that schools feed the children where parents should do it. This non sense is even much for most Socialist countries.


Anonymous said...

You and your family will probably be uninsurable given your weight issues if you continue down this route. I guess you must just be a typical political opportunist. Nice timing. Truly risible and without tact.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try to write a comment. If you don't like it, tough.
Who pays for your medical insurance? You or your company? Do you get full coverage? Dental? I know of people that don’t have company provided health insurance and they pay for a family of 4 $700 a month out of their pocket. Let’s see ($700 x 12 mths = $8,400 a year). I know people that have pre existing conditions that pay $12k and $14k a year for 1 person. Do you honestly believe that Healthcare is not needed in this country? Remember, medical care is a right not it’s a privilege. And every country on the planet has healthcare for thier people.
Ohio Joe, you actually think that making sure that our children get fed properly is socialism? Do you think that feeding them crap is ok? Pizza, hot dogs, no veggies, chocolate milk is ok with you. What do you feed your kid at home? Or do you have any kids?
The corrupt National Teachers Union….yes, those terrible people that care for and teach our children on a daily bases and then take their work home with them at night to make sure they don’t fall behind. Yes those “over paid” teachers that only have to work 9 months out of the year. During those 3 months off they do other work. They keep up on their certifications. And they set their curriculum for the coming year. And their union dues are paid out of their wages. We pay their wages but they have the right to spend their money any way they want.
All the comments that I have read tells me that none of you have been very far from home and you mix with like minded people. Try going places like the seaboard states (Pacific & Atlantic). Go to Europe that will really open your eyes & ears. Just try to remember that there are some very smart people out there. Ya’all should give it a try you might even start to like your fellow citizens.

Joe Carroll said...

Ever since I signed the petition my PRIVATE cell phone is being slammed for more contact. Their "contact" email is a dead email, and I am trying to get them to leave me alone. I am on SSDI, and they are causing me to spend money on unsolicited recordings and I don't know how to get them to stop.