Horn to Kuster, Swett: How would you vote on Health Care?

NASHUA - The campaign for Jennifer Horn, Republican candidate for Congress, hand delivered letters to the campaigns of both Katrina Swett and Ann McLane Kuster calling on them to make their positions known on the current Health Care bill prior to the vote.

"I believe deeply that those individuals who seek the trust of the voters have an obligation to be clear and open about their positions on the most important issues of the day," said Horn. "It is time for Katrina Swett and Ann McLane Kuster to  break their silence and make their positions known."

In the letter, Jennifer Horn asked both Katrina Swett and Ann McLane Kuster to answer the following questions:

1. If you were currently serving in Congress, would you vote for the health care plan proposed by President Obama and Congressional Democrats?
2. If you were currently serving in Congress, would you support the corrupted process currently being considered by this Congress by voting for the rules amendment that will "deem" the health care reform legislation to be passed, without requiring a vote on the actual legislation?

Horn concluded: "This is a historic vote and a defining moment in politics. Despite the will of the people, Speaker Pelosi and President Obama seem intent on doing  anything they can to pass a bill that will take control of 1/6 of our economy and do little to actually improve health care. The voters of the 2nd District deserve to know how the candidates would vote on this bill."

 

Copy of Letter

Katrina Swett
5 South State Street
Concord NH 03301
March 18, 2010
Dear Ms. Swett:


There is little doubt that Health Care will continue to be a major issue this election. This is a historic vote and a defining moment in politics. Despite the will of the people, Speaker Pelosi and President Obama seem intent on doing anything they can to pass a bill that will take control of 1/6 of our economy and do little to actually improve health care.

I have listened to the people of New Hampshire as they have protested the crooked approach of this Congress. They don't like this bill and will hold their representatives accountable. In fact, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey, "Fifty percent (50%) of U.S. voters say they are less likely to vote for their representative in Congress this November if he or she votes for the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats."

I believe deeply that those individuals who seek the trust of the voters have an obligation to be clear and open about their positions on the most important issues of the day. I invite you to join me in making your positions clear for the people of the 2nd District of New Hampshire by answering these simple questions:

1. If you were currently serving in Congress, would you vote for the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional democrats?
2. If you were currently serving in Congress, would you support the corrupted process currently being considered by this Congress by voting for the rules amendment that will "deem" the health care reform legislation to be passed, without requiring a vote on the actual legislation?

I am proud to say that I would vote NO and if the current legislation passes, the first thing I will do when I am sworn into Congress will be to introduce legislation to repeal this bad bill.

This bill will dramatically increase taxes, it will decrease access to private health insurance, it will decrease the quality of care available in our country, it will hurt small businesses, it will hurt Medicare and according to several independent analysis, it will cost our economy millions of jobs. It is nothing more than a  power grab by this Congress; an attempt to allow the government to take over 1/6th of our economy.

Health care decisions belong in the hands of doctors and patients. We can make
health insurance more affordable and more accessible by finally tackling tort reform, allowing small businesses to pool their resources and purchase in bulk and open  insurance markets across state lines. All of this can be accomplished without raising the debt or charging the American people one dime.

I believe that what we have seen play out with this health care debate is the perfect example of just how dysfunctional and corrupt the process has become. We can do better than this and the first step to making Congress work for us again is changing the kind of people we send to represent us.

Sincerely,
Jennifer M. Horn