To the Editor:
When is a “cut in spending” not a cut? When the Democrats misrepresent the Republican health care plan currently being debated in Washington, D.C.
In the June 29 Sandwich Record article, “Protesters stake out Hultgren’s office over Senate health care bill,” a sign at the protest displayed by Indivisible Illinois, a group that opposes President Donald Trump and his policies, misled when it said that if the Republican health care bill passes, 710,200 Illinois residents will lose their health care. (How?); Medicaid will be cut by $834 billion. (Actually Medicaid will increase); Rural hospitals will be shut down. (How will increasing Medicaid close rural hospitals?)
The truth is: Obamacare cannot be fixed. Obamacare is broken in all 50 states, and premiums and co-pays are already so high that fewer and fewer people are able to make use of it.
Obamacare was sold to us by the Democrats on lies from beginning to its just demise. President Obama told us: The average family will save $1,800 to $2,400 in premiums per year. (Lie). If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period. (Lie). Obamacare’s negotiations would be transparent. (Lie.) Has anyone forgotten Nancy Pelosi’s statement during Obamacare negotiations? “We have to pass the bill to find out what is in it.”
The best thing Congress can do for the American people is to repeal Obamacare now and allow the free market to control costs – not the federal government.
I know our Congressman Randy Hultgren. He is a straight shooter who never hides the facts from his constituents. Randy always answers every respectful question clearly. He listens and tells the truth. Are insults, unsupported accusations and politically motivated misrepresentations of facts (often called lies) the way to educate voters? It’s not Congressman Randy Hultgren’s way. The Democrats know they will only be successful if they slander people and replace facts with fears. They have no other plan going forward.
Randy Hultgren believes that the voters are smart enough to tell the difference. Are you?