“Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”
— Thomas Paine
Several months ago, Rep. Larry Kissell wrote a lengthy article in the Daily Journal explaining in great detail his “principled” reasons for opposing Obamacare. He stated that he could not support the legislation because of the added costs to consumers and the effect it would have on Medicaid and Medicare. He promised when he ran for office that he would do everything he could to protect seniors.
That was his stated “principled” reason to oppose the bill. Congressman Steve King of Iowa has introduced bill HR4972 to repeal Obamacare. It is being blocked by Nancy Pelosi from coming to a floor vote. Mr. King then issued Discharge Petition 11, which needs 218 House member signatures to FORCE a floor vote. In July, I emailed Mr. Kissell and urged him to sign it, since he so adamantly, and on principle, opposed Obamacare.
I checked in late August and in spite of having 170 signatures, Mr. Kissell was not among them. I emailed him again, urging he take a stand on his principles and sign the petition. As of 9-15, he still has not signed. Everyone is already beginning to see the effects of Obamacare. Rates are going up, services are going down and seniors will be most affected. Larry has failed to show any courage and stand for his so-called principles. Just another politician trying to pull the wool over the voters eyes for the sake of re-election. Let’s remember “our” principles come November and kick another Washington insider out of office.