Posted by Curt on 27 August, 2009 at 7:21 pm. 6 comments already!

Check out this arrogant piece of work, Rep. Betsy Markey:

Some people, including Medicare recipients, will have to give up some current benefits to truly reform the nation’s health-care system, Rep. Betsy Markey told a gathering of constituents in Fort Collins on Wednesday.
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Markey has repeatedly said during the August congressional recess that Medicare spending needs to be reined in to help pay for reforming the broader health-care system.

“There’s going to be some people who are going to have to give up some things, honestly, for all of this to work,” Markey said at a Congress on Your Corner event at CSU. “But we have to do this because we’re Americans.”

Don’t agree with Socialized Medicine and not willing to give stuff up….well then you are just un-American.

And hey….didn’t Obama say that was a myth?

I’m just saying.

So let me get this straight. When you turn 66 your forced into Medicare if you want your Social Security that you paid into for decades and now these people need you to give up some of these benefits…that you paid for…all to help prop up more Socialism.

No wonder some people are protesting this woman:

And some people, like Hugh Hewitt, are working to dethrone the woman:

…Markey held a telephone townhall in which she repeated every Obamacare talking point including the whopper that the “government option/public plan” would be paid for exclusively by premiums. (Here’s a blog account of the entire call.)

Markey’s a shill for Obamacare (and cap-and-trade and card-check) so she has got to be defeated in 15 months.

There’s a great candidate in the district who is a friend of mine –Tom Lucero. Tom’s twice been elected a member of the CU Board of Regents as well as a small businessman with a compelling story –he’s the son of a single mom and he’s about the only Latino-American running for a federal office in the Rocky Mountain State this go around.

But the most important thing is that Tom’s opposed to Obamacare and rationing.

Send Markey a message: Send Tom Lucero a contribution today. You can contribute online here. Seniors especially should telegraph Markey that they won’t put up with rationing so that she and the president can indulge in their social engineering dreams.

You can contact Congresswoman Markey via info@markeyforcongress.com and tell her that you are spending money to beat her because of her support of Obamacare, and you can copy me on your contribution to Tom and your e-mail to markey via hugh@hughhewitt.com.

If you live in her district, you can e-mail her via her Congressional office by using this online form and the Fort Collins zip Code, 80524.

In all your communications with Obamacare supporters I urge you to be respectful and specific. Betsy Markey wants cuts in Medicare benefits –which is rationing, pure and simple– and is woefully misinformed about the costs of the public plan. If these positions trigger a wave of contributions to her opponent, other Democrats will notice, just as they are noticing the surge in support for Harry Reid’s opponent, Danny Tarkanian.

Cutting benefits from Medicare recipients from Markey, cutting costs from Medicare from Obama:

In another ironic Medicare twist, Obama’s quest to cut Medicare waste may undercut another selling point of the left’s beloved “public” government-run insurance option. Obama has argued repeatedly that Medicare’s low administrative costs are proof of government’s efficiency, but the level of the administrative costs is due to a combination of fuzzy government accounting and the very lack of oversight Obama claims to want to eliminate to save money. By employing more people to oversee Medicare to cut waste and fraud, Obama will eliminate the administrative savings he’s been touting to sell yet another government health program.

Ironic, but I’m sure not unknown by Obama and friends.

More news today with this study that tells us what we already know….ObamaCare will deeply hurt business which in effect will hurt the consumer:

A provision in President Obama’s health care reform plan that requires businesses to offer health insurance to their workers or face a federal tax would cost employers at least $49 billion dollars a year, putting 5.2 million employees at risk of unemployment or underemployment, according to a new study.

“Health care reform is not going to be free,” said economist Mark Wilson, who authored the study, which was commissioned by the conservative Heritage Foundation.

Under the provision, known as the play-or-pay mandate, another 10.2 million employees will face stunted wages and the loss of their benefits as employers try to find ways to fund the mandates.

“Those will be a difficult decision for them to make and they’re also going to have to decide to the extent they can raise prices and pass the cost onto consumers,” Wilson said.

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