Thank you, mr. speaker. today i want to bring two very contrasting perspectives to the floor with regard to health care. one starts with an individual we are all familiar with and when he talks people listen. on march 1, 2010, warren buffett said, i would much rather see a plan c that really attacks costs in regard to health care. i think that's what the american public wants to see. the american public is not behind this bill. and we need the american public behind the bill. he's changed his position two or three times and it's hard to get a beat on how he feels about obamacare, but when he talks, people listen. the problem is the people we need to hear from the most aren't being heard. and i got an email, actually a letter, from kristi in jonesboro, in my district. i'm share that letter with you today. as i was listening to the radio this people people were talking about how obamacare is affecting them. my husband and i are 48 years old, have been married 29 years and have three daughters, ages 16, 18, and 2 all still living at home, although the 23-year-old does work a full-time job. my husband has been an auto body mechanic for most of his life. this has taken a toll on his body as a result of strenuous labor mared with breathing chemicals. he's always looking for a better environment, pay, and benefits. as a wife of people making good livings this in this area are the owners and the health insurance companies. every shop he ever worked at offered him health insurance, but the premiums were always around $200 a week just for him. there's no way we could afford $800 a month for something that may or may not happen. our family of five has rarely been sick. i have tried to practice preventive health care by what i feed my family because i'm positive a large percentage of health costs are due to diet. my husband makes $500 a week on average. my daughter makes a little over $300 a week. our rent is $800 a month. utilities run $200. we can barely afford the $47 liability insurance on my husband's vehicle. my daughter pays the $95 liability insurance on her vehicle. we have been barely able to buy groceries, and i know how to shop frugally. we have no credits cards or expensive habits. we use the library a great deal. my question is what will we do when we are fined because we don't have health insurance? there's no way we can afford health insurance for a family of five. it's hard to go day by day watching what is happening with the government of this once great nation. i'm so discouraged and disappointed and i try not to fear the future when it comes to the american government which will dictate my future regardless. thank you for your time. respectfully, kristi. jonesboro, arkansas. i want kristi to know, and i want everybody in america to know, that i hear you. those guys that are driving the nails, those guys turning the wrenches, the nurses providing health care, the firemen who are doing their jobs working the 40-hour week, barely making ends meet, and we are piling more and more debt on this country. $1.3 trillion in additional costs. when social security and medicare are nearing bankruptcy. it's unconscionable. i want folks to he know in my district and across the country there are people here that hear you and we are going to work for you and try to fix this problem because we can't sustain this any longer. with that i yield back.