Priebus Statement on Passage of Flawed Health Care Bill

Priebus Statement on Passage of Flawed Health Care Bill

MILWAUKEE – Following partisan passage of a flawed health care bill, Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement:

“Instead of reform, Democrats in Congress voted for a $2.5 trillion dollar government-run health care bill that increases taxes, raises premiums, slashes Medicare and does nothing to control the cost of healthcare. The American people deserve better.

Instead of considering thoughtful and bipartisan proposals that would immediately bring down the cost of health care, Democrats have charged ahead recklessly with a bill that will bankrupt our nation for years to come and does little to address the underlying problems making health care unaffordable for many American families.

Badger State Democrats who supported this fiscally irresponsible health care bill filled with earmarks and special kickbacks should know this will not be the last they’ll hear from Wisconsin voters dissatisfied with the current bill. Congressmen Dave Obey, Steve Kagen, and Ron Kind will hear from voters loud and clear from now until November 2, 2010, when Wisconsinites go to the polls to fire Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats who have ignored their concerns.