Can no longer afford it

Published 7:30 pm Friday, March 12, 2010

Do you trust the federal government to handle your health care?

They already have us in two mandated programs, Social Security and Medicare, and both are running red ink now.

Both cost 9.55 percent of your gross salary plus a matched amount collected from your employer for a total of 18.1 percent. The government’s track record has proven their incompetence in administrating benefit programs plus controlling costs/spending i.e.: U.S. debt.

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We the people can no longer afford the price and bureaucracy (Social Security has approximately 48,000 employees represented by AFGE union) of another federal government mandated program treading on our incomes and freedoms. If the current health care reform is so great, why have the president, Congress and Senators exempted themselves and their families from the health care plan?

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have,” Thomas Jefferson.

D.C. must hear their constituency’s voices now. Write, fax or call the toll free congressional switchboard at 1-877-762-8762 and ask for Sanford Bishop’s office. Register your “vote no on government health care and advise any health care reconciliation equals pinkslip.”

Mr. and Mrs. B. GodwinBainbridge, Ga.