Who Is The Real “Party of No"

As Democrats attempt to frame Republicans as the party of "No,"congressional liberals have revealed their health care bill to be the nightmare that its critics have claimed all along.    

Over the past two weeks, Democrats have defeated and said "NO" to 31 common-sense Republican amendments to H.R. 3200, including: 

  • Preventing bureaucrats from making personal medical deci sions for patients (offered by Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-GA).  
  • Requiring all Members of Congress to get their health insur ance through the proposed government-run plan (offered by Rep. Dean Heller, R-NV).  
  • Protecting Americans from "hurry up and wait," the rationing mechanism when average waiting time for a medical treatment exceeds the average wait times in private plans (offered by Rep. Kevin Brady, R-TX).  
  • Preventing taxpayer-funded health benefits from going to ille gal immigrants (offered by Rep. Dean Heller, R-NV).  
  • Specifying that Congress should read the health care bill before voting on it (offered by Rep. Kevin Brady, R-TX).  
  • Ensuring that workers who like their current health plan can keep it (offered by Rep. Judy Biggert, R-IL).  
  • Stopping seniors from being stripped of their health care choices, as the Democrat bill cuts the Medicare Advantage program (offered by Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-FL).  
  • Allowing states to opt out (offered by Rep. Tom Price, R-GA).  
  • Allowing Americans to continue to enroll in private individual market health plans (offered by Rep. Dave Reichert, R-WA).  
  • Waive the employer mandate if it will cause layoffs, worker salary cuts, or reductions in hiring (offered by Dave Reichert, R-  WA).  

A recent Rasmussen poll found that a majority of Americans op pose Obama's plan for government-run health care, an ever increasing trend as more details of the bill, and information about defeated amendments which most Americans would support, are disclosed.