Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) published a post today on BlogHer, in response to last night's vote on the health care bill. Read an excerpt here:
Yesterday was a sad day in American history. Despite the objections of the vast majority of Americans – many of whom travelled to Washington, DC this weekend to protest this dangerous bill – President Obama and Speaker Pelosi convinced enough House Democrats to bypass the will of the people and pass this unprecedented government takeover of America’s health care system.
As I said on the House floor last night, there is no question that America needs health care reform, but this bill will make things worse – not better – for the citizens of our great nation. This bill will increase premiums for working families, raise taxes on small businesses, and cut Medicare for seniors. It will also cost $938 billion at a time when government spending is already out of control and the national debt is at $12 trillion. And it will put tremendous strains on our private health care system while eroding the freedom and choices of the American individual.