This is important…
1. If you care that Obamacare will (read: has already started to) force employers to cut employee hours to 29 or fewer per week to avoid Obamacare (What? Unemployment and underemployment aren’t high enough for you?)
2. If you care that up to 30 million people will NOT HAVE or will LOSE medical insurance even with Obamacare because it will be cheaper for employers to simply pay the fines,
3. If you care that the regulations added to the 2700-page law have grown to more the 17,000 pages – and is still growing
4. If you care that “free” Obamacare (paid only the shrinking half of us who pay taxes) will be another magnet for more illegals crossing our borders,
5. If you care that medical insurance rates (in California) will rise by 164% (198% in Georgia) – and by a minimum of 100% for younger workers who typically don’t need the same coverage as older folks
6. If you care that Anthem (Blue Cross of California) has already announced that they will stop offering coverage to businesses under Obamacare in California (more states to follow…)
7. If you care that more than half of the states have refused to operate Obamacare exchanges because they know it will cost them a fortune and that now the Feds will have to operate all of them at a greater cost to the taxpayers in general. (That is, your state may operate an exchange, you’ll still have to pay the Feds for the states who have refused. Such a deal!)
8. If you care that doctors will leave the industry because their services will be cut up to 65%,
9. If you care that medical codes for Medicare reimbursements have grown from 18,000 to more than 142,000 under Obamacare and that doctors’ offices will be inundated with paperwork,
10. If you care that the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB – a panel of 15 politically appointed bureaucrats) will decide what services you can or cannot get (or that they will set the reimbursement levels so low, no doctor or hospital would ever offer them),
11. If you care that Medicare (already deeply in debt 5x more than social security) has been gutted by $500 billion over the next 10 years to fund Obamacare,
12. If you think it’s fair that the employer mandate for employers to join Obamacare (or face a fine) is delayed a year until after the 2014 mid-term elections (no small coincidence) and costing taxpayers an additional $12 billion, but that YOU will be required to have other medical insurance or sign up for Obamacare by January 1, 2014 or pay a fine (BTW, it’s illegal for Obama to pick and choose which law or parts of laws he will enforce),
13. If you don’t care that the IRS has already admitted to playing political favorites, but will hire 16,000 or more agents to pry into your life even more than they do now,
14. If you care that the AFL-CIO, Teamsters, and the IRS employees’ unions are asking for exemptions from Obamacare – just like the more than 1600 exemptions already given to companies who have supported Obama and in addition to the exemptions Congress and other federal workers in Washington have been given (what’s good for the goose is apparently not good for the gander!)
15. If you know Obamacare is a train wreck,
Please sign the petition to defund Obamacare below (you do not have to donate.)
This petition only defunds Obamacare. READ IT. Do not believe the hype that conservatives want to shut down the entire government. That’s liberal Democrat drivel.
But, if you think Obamacare is a good thing or you simply like Obama ‘cuz he’s cool or he can sing (but can’t sink a basketball), ignore this message. Instead, put your hands together and PRAY it ain’t so…
We wanted to take a short break from the fight to stop Obamacare to recognize an important anniversary.
One year ago today Ted Cruz won the Republican primary run-off election in Texas. It was one of the most remarkable come-from-behind victories we have ever seen from a conservative candidate.
Ted Cruz won because of his unwavering commitment to conservative principles, the dedication of the grassroots, and the financial backing of the members of the Senate Conservatives Fund.
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting him.
In just seven months, Ted Cruz has shaken up Washington.
In January, newly-elected Ted Cruz made his first appearance on Meet the Press and destroyed Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in a debate with the New York politician. People across the country saw a new leader who was smart and passionate in articulating their ideas.
In February, Ted Cruz took on Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense. Cruz was attacked by the media for questioning Hagel’s weak record on fighting terrorism, but he didn’t back down.
Republicans in the Senate took notice of their new colleague who didn’t care for the traditions of the Senate. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Cruz would only be respected if he proved to his colleagues that he could “do a deal” with the Democrats. Cruz ignored him.
In March, Ted Cruz joined Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT) in the filibuster to stop the use of armed drones against Americans on U.S. soil.
John McCain (R-AZ) was so upset that they upstaged his photo-op dinner with the president that night that he called them “wacko birds.”
Ted Cruz then forced a vote to eliminate funding for the implementation of Obamacare in 2013 and questioned Dianne Feinstein on the constitutional basis for her gun ban. Feinstein snapped.
In April, Ted Cruz led the fight against Harry Reid’s gun control bill and delivered what many have called Obama’s biggest defeat. The Washington establishment responded by calling him a jerk, a liar, immature, ignorant, narcissistic, and whiny in news stories published in the New York Times, Politico, and the Washington Post. Cruz ignored them.
In May, Ted Cruz stood up to Harry Reid again and objected to a closed-door budget conference committee where language could be added to fast-track another increase in the nation’s debt limit. John McCain publicly attacked him again, but Cruz stood strong.
Cruz said, “Let me be clear: I don’t trust the Republicans, and I don’t trust the Democrats. And I think a whole lot of Americans likewise don’t trust the Republicans and the Democrats because it is leadership in both parties that has gotten us in this mess.“
In June, Ted Cruz responded to the news that the IRS had unlawfully targeted conservative groups by calling on Congress to reform the tax code and abolish the IRS. This is the only way to ensure this abuse of power never happens again.
Ted Cruz also did everything he could to stop the immigration bill that gives amnesty to over 11 million illegal immigrants, but fails to secure our borders. The bill passed the Senate, but if it dies in the House it will be largely because of his opposition to it.
And this month, Ted Cruz has joined forces with Mike Lee in the most important policy fight of our time — stopping the federal government from taking over our nation’s health care system. Cruz is working to fund the government without funding Obamacare.
Ted Cruz’s leadership and courage over the past seven months has inspired freedom-loving Americans across the country.
We’re used to seeing candidates promise to fight for our principles during the campaign, but then let us down after they’re elected.
Ted Cruz is different. Ted Cruz delivers.
We wanted to stop today to thank all of you who helped him last year and who continue to stand with him in the fight to restore America’s greatness.
Ted Cruz is proof that if conservatives work together to support the right candidates, we can change Washington.
Senate Conservatives Fund