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Process was sickening

The process by which the Obama-led health care bill was voted in absolutely sickens me to my stomach.

Not the vote itself, but the process by which it occurred.

Bart Stupak, congressman from Michigan, is just the latest in a string of sell-outs. It is sickening how many representatives allowed their vote to be bought. There is no other way to describe it except as blatant bribery, coercion and vote selling. This process is not what our Founding Fathers intended. Our Constitution, and the very process by which our laws are brought into existence, is being mangled.

Mr. Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, you have severely underestimated the will and resolve of the American people. You have made a mockery of our system with your arrogance. We will make our voices known from this day forward and especially in November 2010, because the roar will be too loud to ignore.

We have been lied to through a process that has been secretive, and full of dark back-room deals. We’re paying for this health care bill four years before we’ll even be able to use it. If it takes 10 years to pay for six years of use, then how can it be self-sustaining afterwards?

This bill is going to bankrupt the states, greatly inhibit the growth of businesses, and further stall the recovery of our economy.

Educate yourself about the details of this bill. It will amaze you what is actually in the bill—The Nebraska Cornhusker deal, the “Louisiana Purchase” deal, the $726,409 “grant” for three airports for Bart Stupak’s district in Michigan. The list goes on and on and is definition of vote-buying and corruption.

We won’t forget you, our “esteemed” congressmen and women. You have ignored our voices long enough.

Make plans for life after Congress come November. This includes you, Congressman Bishop. Your “yes” vote was a slap in our face. Your name won’t be forgotten in November!

Keith SellarsBainbridge, Ga.