Alan Grayson Townhall in Orlando

Congressman Alan Grayson wanted to make sure his constituents were able to discuss their concerns with him about HR 3200, which is the House’s version of healthcare reform.  So he held his meeting at 7:45 pm ET to ensure that the elderly who are the most concerned over ObamaCare would be able to attend.  He also made sure to hold the event in a large venue which offered 125 seats and limited parking.  And to make sure that the opposition was equally represented, a Democrat Executive Meeting was held at the same venue right before the townhall ensuring that there was no room for anyone else when the townhall started.  Keep in mind also that the venue is a union hall and Grayson is heavily funded, as are all Democrats, by the unions.

That did not keep us away.  We gathered by the hundreds outside with signs and chants.  Police cars blocking the streets made it difficult to get near the event and parking was scarce, but we are Americans and we are resilient.  We do not go down without a fight.

Inside the event, Grayson spoke glowingly of HR 3200 and claimed that “$80 billion in savings” that the government plan would create, would help offset any new costs.  Hmm…$80 billion towards $1.6 trillion?  Grayson told the crowd of supporters that pharmaceutical companies are agreeing to reduce drug prices only for drugs purchased by federal programs.  As pharmaceutical companies and the AMA continue to support ObamaCare, I find myself wondering what exactly the government has promised them.  Both groups work for a profit – the AMA represents doctors.  They could not support this program without some kind of kick-back meaning that there would be no cost savings in the long run.

Several people brought up the issues of tort reform and Medicare fraud and Grayson hushed them declaring that they were good points “but that’s not this bill.”  Exactly the point you blowhard!  They need to be a part of something that is advertised as healthcare reform.  Thus proving that this really is not about reform, but power.


3 responses to “Alan Grayson Townhall in Orlando

  1. Good to see selfish America, the left overs from the Bush era of terror, are still alive and well, and full of shit.

  2. It never was about healthcare it was about health take-over. Who gets care and who doesn’t. I can’t stand to listen to it anymore; it gets more and more preposterous as the days go on. It’s all corrupt and getting more so. Our Founding Fathers must think we’ve lost our minds completely.

  3. All obama will do is outsource anyways. Just think about the all the lobbyists flocking to Washington DC because of obama’s reckless over-spending of $2 TRILLION in just 6 months, which alone is increasing the National Debt by 20%.

    Politicians take people’s money and reward the large corporations, in this case companies in the health care industry, since they have the money to more effectively lobby politicians. In the end smaller businesses will be hurt.

    Politicians will only reward companies that will be in their best political interest. Honestly, when can you really trust politicians since they are basically professional liars, and being president just means you are the best liar of the time. Why not just give the money directly from the people to the companies and take politicians in government out of the equation?

    obama is going to recklessly spend TRILLIONS of tax payers’ money just to give insurance to about 25% of those who do not have it. Over 50% of people’s income go towards taxes, just imagine how many more people will afford health care insurance if their income is almost doubled because of dramatic tax cuts.

    Competition is what is needed. It lowers prices of products and services, along with developing new innovations. All of which will benefit consumers. You need to remember that monopolistic tendencies can also apply to government.

    The reason why the cost of insurance is high is because politicians in government mandate insurance companies to increase their premiums to pay for ridiculous things. In addition, politicians put up regulations so that Americans are not allowed to get insurance from another state and use the coverage in their own state. This reduces competition making it more expensive for people to get insurance. On top of that medical professionals are not allowed to freely practice their profession in any US state without taking a long and tedious licensing process. This again increases the cost of medical insurance.

    In the end, the problem with most economic issues is too much government intervention of the economy by politicians, who will only tend to do things for political self interest. Just like how obama nationalized GM to pander to its unions. Politicians can barely run government, yet people think they can run a multi-national auto manufacturing company?

    The solution is SMALLER government, LESS spending, and LOWER taxes.

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