Rep. Peters Statement On H.R. 3962
Congressman Gary Peters released the following statement today regarding his decision to support H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act:
"After thoroughly studying the bill and talking with thousands of Oakland County residents and medical professionals, it is clear we must act to lower health care costs for families, seniors and businesses. This plan's reform is market-based; expanding choice, competition and stability; makes our system more efficient and does not add to the deficit. AARP supports this bill because Medicare would be strengthened, closing the prescription drug donut hole and providing new preventative care at no cost for seniors.
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The townhall he was referring to with 800 people was all rigged. I was there, his supporters all wore little stickers on their shirts indicating they wanted reform. There were 100s of them and there were let in through side doors before we could get in. The questions were staged, it got so bad, I couldn't stand it and had to leave. The thousands of business people he mentioned that he talked to, again, more lies. I know some of them that went to see him during the last rally in DC. They clearly presented their case that the current bill as is would not work and that they were against it. Peters just squirmed and said he hadn't made up his mind yet. The next day he voted yes.
Today I sent him a pink slip.