by Bette Jackson,
The 9-12 Project of Central PA
The 9-12 Project of Central PA voted to demonstrate their disapproval of Congressman G. T. Thompson's vote in support of the Continuing Resolution to fund the government for the next three weeks since it DID NOT include key language to defund ObamaCare. They will express their disappointment and displeasure on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 outside Thompson's Bellefonte office from noon until 12:30 p.m.
During his November campaign, Rep. Thompson promised to work for the repeal of ObamaCare on several occasions. Over 105 BILLION DOLLARS in funds have already been set aside, $105,464,000 to be exact, to implement this healthcare program which has been declared unconstitutional and is being challenged in many states. Reps. Steve King and Michele Bachmann had drafted a letter to House Majority Leader Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor, and Appropriations Chairman Rogers urging them NOT to move forward with the next Continuing Resolution bill unless key language to defund ObamaCare was included. This bill was expected to be voted upon on Wednesday, March 16th, but was advanced, vote taken and passed today, March 15th. Since the bill did not include the defunding language, Glenn Thompson was expected to vote against this misuse of taxpayer money. Not only did he not keep his promise, but a unique opportunity for Americans to defund ObamaCare was squandered
Many of members of The 9-12 Project of Central PA expressed their concern that in spite of the November election results, little has changed. Government should exist to serve the will of the people, not rule over them. It is worth noting that these elected officials have not changed their decision to opt themselves our of this massive health care plan that gives the government unprecedented control of its citizens and undermines the world's best health care system. If it's not good enough for them, it shouldn't be good enough for the people they supposedly serve.
We are over 14 Trillion Dollars in debt as a nation. What more needs to be said?
As a followup to this demonstration, we will be meeting with Rep. Glenn Thompson this Saturday at 4PM. Please see this event.