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ELECTION: Jay Inslee was right on health care

Letter by J.M. Clinton, Des Moines on July 2, 2012 at 3:48 pm with 16 Comments »
July 3, 2012 10:49 am

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act proved that Jay Inslee was right to vote in favor of health care reform.

He took a stand to enable children to stay on their parents’ health insurance plans up until the age of 26, protecting the health of young adults. He ensured that survivors of diabetes and other diseases will never be turned down for health insurance on the basis of pre-existing conditions.

His opponent, Rob McKenna, instead chose to join other states in filing a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.

Washington state cannot afford to be governed by someone who puts tea party interests over the health of hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians. We need a leader who will stand up for the people of Washington state. Inslee’s record in Congress – from voting against the Iraq war to voting against the deregulation of Wall Street – shows that he is the right person for the job.

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  1. philichi says:

    So Jay Inslee voted yes on a 2200 page bill that hardly anyone read. As a matter of fact, the Democrat Nancy Pelosi said that “you have to vote on the bill to see what is in it”.

    The bill will add billions in taxes and take $500 billion from Medicare. It will cost our nation over $1.7 trillion extra dollars.

    The new bill has almost single handedly kept our nation from growth. It has already raised all of our premiums.

    So do we really want a guy with this kind of judgment to be our governor?

  2. Republicans: party of voting no, accomplish nothing.

    Democrats: party of actually doing what they were elected to do…..get-r-done!

  3. falkoja6 says:

    The biggest tax increase ever on the middle class. Borg and his party just don’t have a clue until it finally hits them in the wallet. And didn’t the POTUS say many times, just check U-Tube….”this is NOT a tax”

  4. truthbusterguy says:

    The liberal Seattle Times got it right when they endorsed…….


  5. hansgruber says:

    Jay Inslee vote was right!

    Healthcare is a tax, it is neither constitutional nor a right.

    It is a tax, it is a penalty!

    Obama was wrong, he says and is still saying Obamacare is not a tax.

    “Health insurance charge is a ‘penalty,’ not a tax, White House insists”

    Published: Friday, June 29, 2012

  6. Fibonacci says:

    Ah the big lie, Obama care is not going to cut $500 billion from medicare. Dr. Joseph Goebbels and the Nazis would be prude of you cons. Hey, your guy Rush called this the biggest tax increase IN THE WORLD (leaving as one columnist put it, the possibility of a bigger increase in the galaxy).

  7. If I understand, you only get taxed if you don’t carry insurance? How can this be the greatest tax increase?

  8. aislander says:

    McKenna opposed that part of Obamacare that imposed a huge increase in Medicaid costs on this state. I call that looking out for the state and doing his job…

  9. philichi says:

    “get her done” Yep, the best part is this silly bill cost the dems over 60 seats in the house. They also lost Ted Kennedy’s senate seat. Imagine today, Weiner’s seat in Queens New York is occupied by a Republican. I can’t wait to see what the next election does for the left.

  10. sandblower says:

    phil, your first post is ridiculous and fits a pattern that is not becoming of one who wants to be listened to.
    Try puting the Pelosi comment into context for your own edification, if you can.

  11. Nazis would be prude of you cons.

    LOL, good one, fib. Often times lib typos make more sense than gratuitous clich├ęs.

  12. harleyrider1 says:

    Really? Four more years of Gregoire without the wig?

    Well, Washington State does like to mirror the Obama regime. Spend, spend, spend. Chastised the folks that live on a budget and are afloat for not giving more to their spending neighbor.

    It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Congress’ fault. It’s the rich people’s fault. Now, it’s Romney’s fault.

    Wouldn’t it be just a pleasant change of politics to elect a President that doesn’t blame anyone and everyone?

    Can you imagine if Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan spent all their time flying around with rock stars and when people asked about our problems getting solved, blamed the President before them … instead of actually presenting their own plans, real plans and being conciliatory to achieve that goal?

    Real leaders lead. They don’t just ache to be adored.

  13. philichi says:

    Sandblower, perhaps I should break this down easier for you. Our state has been run by one party for 20 plus years. The Democrats have been heavily financed by the public sector unions. It is currently going broke. The state employee pension plan is underfunded. The Healthcare plan is underfunded. State salaries and benefits are too high to keep the state sustainable. The current leadership was able to continue this while the growth rate was 4%. Now the growth rate is 1.5% at best.

    Other states have begun correcting the mess that they were left with. Wisconsin is now solvent, Indiana is too. Others will soon follow. I am close to bond analysts that say that our state has a very good chance of being down graded. Wisconsin and other are being upgraded. They will pay less interest than we will.

    The status quo simply won’t work anymore. Sorry.

  14. beerBoy says:

    harley – seems to me that Reagan spent a good portion of his time taking naps and Clinton spent a lot of time sleeping around – sounds like the Rock n Roll lifestyle to me.

  15. Fibonacci’s assertion that Obamacare does not cut $500 billion from Medicare/Medicaid funding is certain proof that a portion of the liberal population lives under rocks. The law is funded by $500 billion in Medicare/Medicaid spending cuts and $460 billion in new taxes.

  16. beerBoy says:

    So……oldoc’s argument against “government controlled/socialized” Obamacare is that it redistributes monies from Medicare/Medicaid?


    “Get the Government out of my Medicare!”

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