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Camp Statement: Debate on the Democrats’ Trillion Dollar Health Care Bill

March 21, 2010

Madam Speaker,

The American people have spoken: they do not want the tentacles of the federal government reaching into their lives and controlling their personal health care decisions. 

Yet, that is exactly what will happen under the Democrats’ health care bill – federal bureaucrats will be making your health care choices for you and the IRS will be enforcing them.

The American people know you can’t reduce health care costs by spending $1 trillion or raising taxes by more than one-half trillion dollars. 

The American people know that you cannot cut Medicare by over one-half trillion dollars without hurting seniors. 

And, the American people know that you can’t create an entirely new government entitlement program without exploding spending and the deficit.

They are right and the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has confirmed it. 

Simply put, the Democrats’ bill will not only ruin our health care system, but the tax increases will ruin our economy and kill jobs.

I urge my colleagues to listen to the American people and kill this bill.