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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Benishek will repeal, Jason will overhaul

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Tue May 25, 2010 at 10:13:34 AM EST
    Tags: Benishek, Michigan's First District, Republicans, Jason Allen, conservatism (all tags)

    From a news release May 20th, 2010:

        Iron River, MI - Dr. Benishek pledged this week to sponsor legislation to repeal the Obamacare Bill that was forced through Congress by the Democrats earlier this year, with Bart Stupak delivering the pivotal support necessary for passage. He signed the Club for Growth pledge, aboard a bus while finishing the last stretch of his "Enough if Enough" tour of Michigan's 1st Congressional District.

        "The so called "Health Care Reform Bill passed by Congress earlier was not the will of the people and it will not increase the quality of care, in fact it will lower it," said Dr. Benishek, "It's good for neither a patient's health nor a patient's wallet."

        The "Repeal It Pledge" has been signed by lawmakers, candidates and citizens from across the nation. As of today, State Senator Jason Allen has not signed the pledge.

    Dr. Dan Benishek is a general surgeon who is running for the vacated seat in the First District of Michigan, previously held by Bart Stupak.

    Jason Allen, State Senator from Traverse City, who moved to the First District to run for Congress has a different take on the so-called healthcare bill.

    Before anyone starts yelling at me for dogging Jason Allen, I want to point out the differences in philosophy, that is all.

    I've spoken with Dan numerous times, and he is a principled conservative.  Even when Obama has said, "They're actually going to run on a platform of repeal in November...Go for it," Dan is holding firm.  Why?

    Because he knows what it will do to healthcare and the country.

    Now, when asked recently what he would do about the healthcare plan, Jason Allen said the legislation needed to be overhauled and repealed.

        "I'm looking for a positive discussion on how to get government spending in check, create jobs, and overhaul and repeal the Obama health care plan."

    Overhauled and repealed?  Why would you overhaul something, in an effort presumably, to make it less objectionable, then repeal it?

    Perhaps he meant that upon taking office, his first move would be to work within the system offering legislation to cushion the blow of this nasty take over of our freedoms.

    But, that is the wrong approach.

    The proper approach to tyranny is conservatism., a philosophy, the only philosophy that can thwart this path we are on to despotism.  Working within the system, offering bits of legislation, taking nibbles at the Obamacare monstrosity is exactly what we do not need.

    No, we don't need someone who will happily work with the Democrats and come to an agreement.

    Dan said it right in my Exclusive Interview with Dan Benishek:

        I asked Dan if he plans on repealing the bill.

        "That's my goal."

        What's the first step?

        "As I said, we need to elect people to congress who will vote to repeal it, then try to defund the bill as best as we can."

        But the people need to vote, if we can't get conservatives elected, and a whole lot of them, this can't be changed.

    < The King Nerd makes a major mistake | Allen Blasts Granholm for opposition to Rogers City Jobs >

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    by JGillman on Tue May 25, 2010 at 11:15:01 AM EST
    Try?  Sounds like an "out."

    They will ALL have an "out" statement I suppose..

    Try not to get too defensive about those times when you have an argument against Jason Allen.  When looking at those "philosophical differences" you might consider checking the immediate gag reflex when someone says "overhaul."  For all we know it means fundamental change in the structure of the approach on handling the issue by removing artificial barriers to competition, tort reform, or some original concepts previously unheard of.

    What you might do instead, is offer an interview to Allen so you can clarify what he has meant.  It would be interesting.

    All things considered, wouldn't the actual intent, or thinking behind such statements be more important than guesses?  At the very least, a spoken specific intent can be used to hold one accountable.

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