March 15, 2010

ICYMI: Rep. Mike Rogers' Video of Obamacare Reaches Nearly 7 million

Rep. Mike Rogers Video - When the president's socialized health care plan was first introduced in Congress in July 2009, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) of the House Subcommittee on Health on July 16, 2009 delivered a scathing — but common-sense — appraisal of the proposal, labeling it a "travesty."

The congressman's remarks have since gone "viral" after they were posted on YouTube; as of this post the video has been seen by 6,964,847 viewers.

In his remarks, Congressman Rogers, a former special agent with the FBI in Chicago, said:
Mr. Chairman, I can't tell you how much I'm disappointed at what a lost opportunity we have to solve a huge problem in health care [affecting] access and quality to some — even by your numbers — 46 million, and that's about 15 percent of the American population.

Abraham Lincoln said, "You can't make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak." And so what we've decided to do today is abandon the very principles of America, and say, "You know what? It's so hard and it's so difficult we're going to punish the 85% of Americans who have earned health care benefits as part of their employment, and we're going to punish them and the employers who give it to them to try to cover the 15% that don't have it."

That doesn't hardly seem like a solution that any of us would come to. Why would we punish the part that's working to cover the part that's not? It's like taking a queen-size sheet and trying to put it over a king-size bed. I will guarantee you that the corners are going to come up. . . .
If you haven't viewed the video you should do so now. If you have viewed the video, encourage yourself by watching a Rep. Mike Rogers taking a clear cut stand.

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