Congressman votes against 60 percent of the people’s will
To the Editor,
It is ironic that with the November election fast approaching Congressman Mark Schauer is sending out expensive, colorful campaign brochures, probably at citizens expense, listing all the things he is going to do for all of us poor Michigan folks that can’t think for ourselves. He intends to work on China, our largest debtor, repeal NAFTA, which we know is a big joke. He is going to save Social Security. Have you ever wondered where he has been the last two years?
One place he has been is in the House of Representatives voting against over 60 percent of the people’s wishes, namely the health care bill. However, he forgot to tell us some of the things that this law does that does not seem to set very good with most of us. He did not mention the tax of 3.8 percent when we sell our house. This tax will start in 2013. He failed to mention the penalties on employers with more than 50 employees or taxes on investment income.
Seniors with IRA’s and 401(k) plans will be hit particularly hard. How about a tax on medical devices, or a tax on high end health plans. Ever wonder why the health insurance companies are staying silent on this issue? Because they will have an open end to increase premiums to whatever they want, in order to offset the pre-existing conditions and open end tort. Schauer supports all of this nonsense. This current administration holding our future in their hands is the most underhanded, unjust, just plain dishonest, that has ever been elected.