Below are three of the responses to the subject message I received that all came @ the problem of identifying phony Members of Congress from a different angle. I certainly did not mean to imply in my original commentary that if your Congressman was on the list that he was a good guy who had your interest @ heart. I remember the last time the late WV Senator Robert Byrd ran for the Senate that he had some very uncharacteristic votes that were designed only to get him reelected. You always must do your own homework as the three responses below indicate.
---Observant Response From Mid-west E-mail Club Member---
Yes, Shimkus is on the list. I understand that it is important to know that even if they do favor the repeal of BO's healthcare plan, there may be other factors to consider in the decision to vote for some candidates.
---Response From Blog Subscriber---
I don't see Frelinghuysen on that list, I think Luzzi would be on the list. I guess I'm going to have to contact Rodney again and disseminate this email. Thanks Doug
---Posting From Cyberspace Explorer Who Found Blog Through Google Search - First Time Reader Of Blog Who Follows His Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (Fifth Signer On List) Very Closely---
But 400 BILLION on unconstitutional health care is ok?
Prescription Drug Benefit.
The final version (conference report) of H.R. 1 would create a prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. Beginning in 2006, prescription coverage would be available to seniors through private insurers for a monthly premium estimated at $35. There would be a $250 annual deductible, then 75 percent of drug costs up to $2,250 would be reimbursed. Drug costs greater than $2,250 would not be covered until out-of-pocket expenses exceeded $3,600, after which 95 percent of drug costs would be reimbursed. Low-income recipients would receive more subsidies than other seniors by paying lower premiums, having smaller deductibles, and making lower co-payments for each prescription. The total cost of the new prescription drug benefit would be limited to the $400 billion that Congress had budgeted earlier this year for the first 10 years of this new entitlement program. The House adopted the conference report on H.R. 1 on November 22, 2003 by a vote of 220 to 215 (Roll Call 669).
Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR this bill.
Marsha Blackburn is a Hypocrite.
Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
See more from this writer on the blog under comments of original blog posting dated July 13, 2010.