Manchester, NH – The question of whether Carol Shea-Porter and our other ‘electeds’ in Washington have listened to the people over the past several months has apparently been answered. While the first indication may have been the State of the Union President Obama delivered which called for a Stimulus 2, tax hikes and massive increased spending, the second comes in the form of a letter. According to the democratic blog/website Blue Hampshire, Carol Shea-Porter and other members of the US House have sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to “urge you to consider including a public option.”
“It is almost impossible that Carol Shea-Porter and her colleagues could still be so blind to the interests of the people. When our voices weren’t heard, the votes were in New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts, and yet they still ignore us. The public has soundly rejected the government takeover of health care. Carol Shea-Porter isn’t listening to us. She is more interested in what Nancy Pelosi thinks, than what the people of New Hampshire think,” said Frank Guinta, Candidate for 1st Congressional District.
Last summer, facing a wall of opposition, Carol Shea-Porter refused to allow the public’s voices be heard barring any open access to a Town Hall to speak with the Congresswoman. Turning that blind eye, she soundly voted for the public option in the House. The Senate, while putting forth an equally terrible piece of tax and spend legislation, removed the public option acknowledging there simply wasn’t enough support for it.
“To even pass the watered down version of the health care bill in the Senate, votes were sold for Louisiana purchases and cornhusker kick-backs. Now, facing known opposition among her own colleagues in the House, Carol Shea-Porter wants the Senate to simply accept the House version and rubber stamp it,” said Guinta.
The President, who has received resounding support from Carol Shea-Porter, stated that those that oppose this public option have offered no other choices. However, several Congressmen have proposed many cost reducing solutions to health insurance and care that have not been acknowledged.
“There are good solutions on the table and we must go back to the drawing board and start again with real reform. We need medical malpractice reform, small business pooling, and the right to buy insurance across state lines,” Guinta said. “We need to provide small businesses the same tax benefits big businesses receive and we need to maintain our current quality of care. This is what the public wants, is Carol listening?”