Senator Lincoln: vote no based on your mammography stance

I’m not optimistic that Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) will connect the dots between her strong opinions against Secretary Sebelius’ stance on mammography screening and the Federal Government’s inability to get much of anything right.

U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln

Senator Lincoln seems much too self-congratulatory for my tastes regarding her success in convincing Senator Reid to post the bill 72 hours in advance of the debate.  Surely, Senator, your final analysis of the bill was deeper than that?  Here’s the letter I just sent to Senator Lincoln:

Dear Senator Lincoln,

I respectfully urge you to vote “no” on a cloture measure to close the health care reform debate tomorrow, or any time soon. On your website, you expressed approval that Senator Reid had honored your request to post this bill on a public website 72 hours in advance of the vote. I don’t know of a 2,000+ page book I’ve read in my life (and I read quite a lot). I certainly haven’t read one in 72 hours. I sincerely hope there’s more depth to your analysis of this massive bill than that simple litmus test.

In your press release yesterday, you expressed serious concern that I share concerning Secretary Sebelius’ recommendation against routine mammography screening for women under the age of 50. This is just one example of the absurdity of health care ideas flowing from Washington.

Americans support common sense reform, but we do not support massive experimentation on the national scale. Most Americans are very aware that the Federal government’s track record on health care does little to recommend it for anything but a reduction in its involvement in health care.

I urge you to vote “no” on cloture tomorrow. In the longer term, I urge you to remember that America was not built on a foundation of government oversight & control. Our many brave heroes have built this country over two centuries on a foundation of freedom. Seek common sense solutions to health care issues, not oppressive centralized control.

Please vote “no” on cloture. Vote “no” on H.R. 3590.


Dave K. Smith
Huntsville, AL

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