Jeffrey Denounces Pelosi-care
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2009
CONTACT: Dan Cassidy (803) 546-4955
GREENVILLE/SPARTANBURG — Christina Jeffrey, Republican candidate for Congress in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District (Greenville/Spartanburg), today expressed appreciation to the Republican delegation for voting against the Health Care Bill. It passed the House with 219 Democrats voting “yes” while 39 brave Democrats defied the Speaker and voted “no”. 176 Republicans voted “no” and one voted “yes”.
Dr. Jeffrey observed that:
“The bill passed last night will cause the typical family of 4 with $105,000 per year in income to spend 20% of its pre-tax income on medical care. An individual making $44,000 per year will spend over 17% on health care. There are serious penalties in the bill for not buying health insurance but these do not apply to illegal immigrants. Legal immigrants will have to pay. This is just one more incentive to come to the United States illegally.
“There are huge Constitutional questions raised by this bill. For example, where in the Constitution does Congress get the authority to make us buy anything? Another constitutional question that dovetails with that one is can we be forbidden to make private contracts for service with a doctor?
“Every member takes an oath to uphold the Constitution, not punt all hard questions over to the Supreme Court. When members of the House vote for a bill knowing there is no authority in the Constitution that permits passage, they violate their oath. In 2010, we should fire them and replace them with honest men and women who will not betray our Constitution and our freedom.”
Christina Jeffrey announced her candidacy earlier this year. She is committed to restoring respect for the United States Constitution, decentralized government, states’ rights, and individual liberty. For more information, see www.JeffreyforCongress.com.