Primaries are now over, and Jackie Walorski now has to concentrate on defeating Joe Donnelly in November. This could be an easy task this year, as long as the citizens remember the Health care vote, and How we were let down by the man who was elected to represent us. Still, Donnelly is a popular representative, and I am sure it won’t just be a walk in the park. I will try and outline the race as much as possible in the near future, so everyone can examine both candidates and make an informed decision.
It bothers me that there are still so many out there that just vote for the the party, or don’t take the time to look at all the options and make an informed decision. Let’s be sure this year, that we elect a candidate that properly represents the majority of their constituents. Be informed.
Jackie Walorski, a GOP candidate in the 2nd Congressional District issued a news release today boasting of an endorsement by the National Rifle Association. as it turns out, that was an old endorsement from when she was running for State Representative, and does not apply to the second district race.
From the NRA release: “The rating mentioned in Jackie Walorski’s recent press release was given to her in 2008, when she was running for state representative. It does not apply to this congressional race. The quotes in Ms. Walorski’s release were pulled from a thank-you letter to Ms. Walorski from the NRA upon her retirement as a state representative. This letter had nothing to do with the IN – 2 race.”
Just a quick note. I am having to be selective of what I post from the Walorski campaign, as most of what I receive is scheduling info, or some other BS that I don’t care about. I still haven’t seen any real stance on issues.
“The executive order signed this afternoon isn’t worth the paper that it is written on. President Obama has been called one of the most pro-abortion Presidents in the history of our country and it is an absolute fallacy for Democrats like Joe Donnelly to tell taxpayers that federal dollars are not or will not be going to fund abortions. That is why pro-life groups like the Susan B. Anthony List, the National Right to Life, and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops have all criticized this superficial action.”
“Until Planned Parenthood is defunded, federal dollars are being used every day to provide abortions and despite all the rhetoric this executive order does nothing to change that.”
I am deeply disturbed by the passage of this nearly 3,000 page bill by the Democrats during the week of March 21st. This is “health care malpractice” on several fronts!
1. It is “representative malpractice” for Joe Donnelly to vote for a bill which only 1 out of 3 Americans support. (Fox News Sunday reported on March 21 that only 27% of Hoosiers supported this bill)
2. It is “humanistic malpractice” for the government to add over 100 new federal bureaucracies which will ultimately come between doctors and their patients. Additionally, beginning to ration care to our seniors by cutting Medicare by nearly $500B to fund this unwanted legislation is unacceptable! Furthermore, we have no solid assurance that federal money won’t be used to fund abortions. Unacceptable!
3. It is “fiscal malpractice” as every major entitlement program implemented in the U.S. or in Western Europe has always significantly exceeded the original cost estimates. Look out for the onslaught of new taxes in the years and decades to come!
4. It is “political malpractice” as it was ultimately backroom deals and arm twisting which got this specific unwanted bill passed. I was and am truly embarrassed to see politicians at their worst with this type of behavior of working against the will of the American people!
If elected, I will do everything I can to repeal as much of this legislation as possible and work toward the healthcare reform which the American people want and deserve.
Republican Candidate – 2nd
District U.S. Congressional Seat
From the Jackie Walorski campaign:
$940 Billion Bill Now Set to Pass Without Vote
(Mishawaka, IN) – Despite polls that show 3 out of 4 Americans oppose the current $940 billion health care bill, Rep. Joe Donnelly today voted in favor of allowing a weekend vote on the legislation through a constitutionally questionable process known as ‘deem-and-pass.’ Donnelly’s vote clears the path for Nancy Pelosi and the House leadership to pass the health care bill without an up-or-down vote.
“This is a sad day for the Constitution,” said 2nd Congressional District Candidate Jackie Walorski. “Rep. Donnelly had an opportunity to stand up for Hoosiers, to stand up for the Constitution and to be accountable for his vote on what could be the most significant legislation in a generation. Instead, he has decided to stand with Nancy Pelosi, ignore the Constitution and ignore the will of the people.”
“This bill will affect every man, woman and child in America,” said Walorski. “We deserve to know where our elected officials stand on this issue and we deserve the ability to hold them accountable.”
Again, more of a news article been a campaign update but I’ve come to expect that at this point. Whoever is writing this stuff should really consider focusing on more campaign update and less newspaper article.
It would’ve been nice if after she said we deserve to know where our official stand on this issue, if she would’ve said where she stands on the issue, rather than just saying she opposes it. This is the kind of thing that annoys me about politicians in general. There never afraid to speak out against something, but when you try to get their view on the subject it tends to get a little shady.
If I were running for office, I would probably say something like:
‘I oppose this bill because with such a sweeping overhaul of the system that is already working, all be it not perfectly, if you radically change the system this radically the cost will be enormous, and tempers will rise on both sides of the issue. We do need to improve the regulation on the insurance companies, but taking such drastic measures will only destroy the system. I would propose legislation that would include tort reform, legislation against the nine people coverage for preexisting conditions, and I would also support legislation to allow people to shop for insurance across state lines. These few changes would be a good first step to reforming Health Care.’
I think a response similar that would be more appropriate than just saying we need to stop this legislation and ending it there. Maybe that’s why I’m not a politician.