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Foxx spews lies about health care reform

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    Source: http://www2.statesville.com/content/2009/dec/23/foxx-health-bill-belongs-scrap-heap/

    Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is trying to slam the health care bill saying that it will raise taxes and hurt benefits for seniors. Once again, we have an example of false Republican rhetoric. Foxx's accusation that this will raise taxes, while not completely untrue is certainly misleading. It will only raise taxes on those with cadillac health insurance plans. The bill has made exceptions for many various groups of people with dangerous jobs who need to have better health insurance plans, such as construction workers. Also, the reduction in spending to Medicare Advantage for seniors is not going to significantly cut senior benefits. It will simply make Medicare Advantage competitive with non medicare advantage plans. The bill also closed the donut hole gap on prescription benefit plans. Additionally, health care reform is endorsed by AARP,s so clearly it cannot be hurting seniors. Foxx just wants to get uninformed voters to get riled up over nothing. Why else would she be doing this?
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    Virginia Foxx's outrageously false statements and fear mongering about health care detailed below (extracted from Wikipedia):

    "Republicans have a better solution that won't put the government in charge of people's health care," and "(The plan) is pro-life because it will not put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government."

    Also, "we have more to fear from the potential of [the Affordable Health Care for America Act] passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country."

    In addition to health care, she has made other astounding statements. In April 2009, she expressed opposition to the Matthew Shepard  Act claiming his murder was not a hate crime. "we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of a robbery. It wasn't because he was gay."

    In September 2005, she voted against the $51 billion aid package for victims of Katrina.

    In July 2006, she voted against the extension of the Voting Rights Act.

    I wonder what she'll say about the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

    It is hard to rationalize the apparent bigotry displayed by her statements and voting record.  I cringe when I see a clip of her talking authoritatively on the House floor.  I think she represents the worst of American politics (well maybe Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann beat her out), but she has company with many of her fellow Republicans. Is it hate? Hate blocks out all rational thought and compassion.