Mr. President: tear down this wall!

Contact President Obama and tell him to open up health care negotiations

January 18, 2010

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama promised no less than eight times that all the negotiations over the government takeover of health care would be televised on C-SPAN, so all the nation could see which politicians were advocating for which special interest groups.

Nancy Pelosi promised, when she became speaker, that under Democrat leadership we would see the "most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history."

And yet the ObamaCare bill, which will place government-imposed mandates on every man, woman and child in the United States, is being cobbled together in secret meetings which Republicans cannot attend and the public cannot see. We the people have been walled out of the very deliberations that will affect us all.

According to the Wall Street Journal (1/14/10), the bill includes a serious marriage penalty. A married couple making $50,000 will pay $2,100 more for their health care coverage than a cohabiting couple making the same amount.

Just last week in a closed door meeting, unions got an exemption on a health care tax that will fall on every member of the private sector with a so-called "Cadillac" health care plan. Thus an American with a health care plan identical to another American will pay much higher taxes on that plan just because he does not belong to a special interest group favored by the Democrats. This is unconscionable and un-American.

Send an e-mail President Barack Obama urging him to keep his promises to open healthcare debates to the public, so that all Americans can be a part of the the democratic process.

In addition to your e-mail to President Obama, a copy will be sent to your U.S. Seantors and Representative, so they will know you are holding them accountable as well.

After sending your e-mail, please call the White House at 202-456-1111 and tell the President to keep his promises to the people of the United States.

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