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One of the most disingenuous attempts to "help" citizens in the US has been the health care bill. An insidious power play that was RAMMED DOWN OUR THROATS without regard to effect on business, how it raises health care costs, or how it will deplete our health care systems of professionals was disregarded.
It was merely an attempt at putting one of the most important PRIVATE activities we have.. under government control.
It was also a time where one could see the great divide in idealism exhibited by the Leftist Democrats and their counterparts, the Republicans. When the dust settled, only ONE republican, a pitiful RINO, Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao in Louisiana decided voting FOR the progressive takeover "was necessary to keep his job." Te end result of the vote showed clearly.. there are still great differences between the Republicans and the Democrats, and the fanfare from local and state Democrat party folks here in Michigan demonstrated their allegiance to such anti constitutional tripe.
One of those Michigan Democrats, while supporting the bill to "make health care affordable, was actually working to make it less affordable DIRECTLY..
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The 1st Congressional District campaign is starting to warm up. Though the numbers say the Democrats might eek out a win, there are indicators that say otherwise. One of those is the reduced spending by the Democrat party and low donation numbers to McDowell's campaign.
There are still ads airing by the Michigan Democrat party, but even those were based on buys done earlier. Expect them to NOT increase. Conversely, the Benishek Campaign is in full swing.
Readers might find Benishek's pledge to serve only 3 terms appealing as well.
Below the fold are two newly produced ads for Dan Benishek. Spread them around.
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According to the NRCC numbers:
"Michigan's 1st District seat, vacated by retiring Rep. Bart Stupak (D), has also been a target for both parties, as both the NRCC and DCCC have aired ads there. The NRCC survey, conducted by Hill Research Consultants Sept. 19-21, found Republican Dan Benishek leading Democrat Gary McDowell 40% to 24% among 400 likely voters. In this Upper Peninsula district, Obama is viewed unfavorably by 56% in the survey."
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