Jan 19 2011
When I made the decision to run for Congress to represent the people of the 5th District of Florida I made a commitment to work to repeal Obamacare. That is a promise I intend to keep. I'm not saying it will be easy, but the people of the 5th District and voters across America have made it clear that they do not want a government run health care plan. Millions of seniors in Florida have Medicare advantage plans that they like and want to keep. Those plans are in danger because of Obamacare.
I will fight every step of the way to protect our seniors. They deserve our respect and our help. Let alone the effect Obamacare will have on our seniors, there are many other reasons to oppose this legislation. First and foremost being that the American people do not want this law, which they voiced clearly last November. There are also powerful economic and fiscal reasons to support repeal. The path to economic recovery is still questionable and fragile. We can't afford the economic risks involved with going forward with a bad law.
Small business owners and their employees have already started to feel the negative impacts of this law. Some have had their insurance plans canceled. Others are contemplating changing plans because they will no longer be able to afford to meet the new requirements. Even worse for many small businesses is the uncertainty over what is to come. The existing law is so massive and so complicated that thousands of small businesses have no idea how to plan for the changes.
One thing that small business owners do know is that Obamacare will increase costs and bury their companies with new regulations and requirements. When I speak to my constituents they make it clear that we can't afford the reckless spending, higher taxes and job destroying policies that were enacted over the objections of most Americans. Today I will proudly represent your voice in Washington when I vote for full repeal of this law.