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Grassroots E-Gazette - March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010

Welcome to the WISGOP Grassroots E-Gazette, a weekly newsletter designed to keep you informed and to help you spread our conservative message to your networks across the state.

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Fire Pelosi

We are asking you to sign this pledge on GOP.com to tell Speaker Pelosi and any Democrat who chooses to join with her in supporting the passage of the health care bill currently under consideration that you won't forgive them for bankrupting out nation’s future. Remind them that they are employees of the American people, and that if they vote against your interests, they - and Nancy Pelosi - will be fired.

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House Dems’ Health-Care Tactic Explained

The self-executing rule, also known as “deem-and-pass” and the “Slaughter rule,” would enable House members to vote broadly on popular health-care changes, without ever having to vote directly on the Senate version of the bill.

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Where Does Barrett Stand on New State Health Care Mandates?

While in Congress, Democrat Candidate for Governor Tom Barrett was a co-sponsor of HillaryCare—a federal health care takeover bill wrought with many of the same problems as ObamaCare. Wisconsin voters deserve to know where Barrett stands on the new state mandates contained in the current plan.

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Tort Reform Not in Health Care Bill

Despite CBO reports that the Republicans’ tort reform proposal could save $54 billion over 10 years, the proposal is not included in the Democrats’ health care bill because of their loyalty to trial lawyers.

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Rep. Petri’s Health Care Speech on House Floor

Congressman Petri of Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District gave a speech calling out Democrats for producing gargantuan, impenetrable, tax-ridden bills. Petri asks, how are the American people supposed to trust the Democrats to do health care right?

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Ryan Column: Real Health Care Reform, Not Paternalistic Ideology

In his latest column for the Washington Post, Congressman Paul Ryan assails the Democrats’ latest “reconciliation” tactics as a “convoluted legislative charade” that demonstrates how far the majority has wandered from real reform.

 

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March Mayhem

The RNC has created a March Madness-style bracket with 32 Democrats who are still wavering on the government takeover health care bill.  To fill out your own "March Mayhem" bracket, click here.

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Q&A with AG Van Hollen on Sunshine Week

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen sat down with the Appleton Post Crescent to discuss Wisconsin’s open records and meetings laws, in honor of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to highlight the importance of open government.

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Russ’s Special Interests

Since 2005, Senator Feingold has accepted over half a million dollars from the special interests he and his paid political operatives feign to despise, and has gathered nearly 2.5 million dollars from special interests throughout his career.

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Kagen’s Lobster with Liberals

Instead of telling his constituents how he’ll vote on health care, Congressman Steve Kagen is busy planning his next fundraiser in an upscale Massachusetts suburb with his Democrat cronies.

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Barrett/Doyle/Talgo No-Bid Deal Reeks of Cronyism

 Super Steel in Milwaukee was shut out of a bidding process that would have meant private sector jobs. Wisconsin can expect more of these sweetheart deals, higher taxes, and fewer jobs from Mayor Barrett as he runs for Jim Doyle’s third term.

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