Scroll for updates…March 16 Call to Action
More than half the country says: Start over.
More than 2,000 protesters turned out this morning in St. Louis to counter President Obama’s health care road show, according to the St Louis Globe-Democrat:
Hours before President Barack Obama was scheduled to speak in St. Charles on reforming the nation’s health care system, more than 2,000 people packed a convention ballroom a few miles away to rally against those reforms.
The occasion was a health care town hall meeting to hear Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and other members of the Missouri legislature will hold a health care town hall meeting and teleconference at Wednesday morning at the St. Charles Convention Center.
Akin and other legislators took to task the reform bill that is now in conference. Kinder and other state legislators said the President’s health care bill would wreak havoc with state finances and a time when Missouri faces major budget cuts.
“This is the worst bill I have ever seen in Congress,” said Akin, who spoke from Washington D.C. via a video feed. Akin said enacting the federal legislation would destroy health care in America and the federal government’s ability to regulate.
Kinder touched on the same theme. He said the bill may destroy the states finances. He also said he supported resident’s opposition to the bill. “Whatever happens with this bill, I stand with you,” Kinder said. “Whatever happens we have just begun to fight.”
Gateway Pundit liveblogged the event and shares this photo of the standing-room only gathering:
Jim Hoft says “all hands on deck” for the second protest tonight in St. Louis as Obama drums up cash for Sen. Claire McCaskill and the Dems:
The Second Protest planned by the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition is planned for 5:30 on Wednesday night downtown in St. Louis across from the Renaissance Grand hotel. We are meeting at 5:00 PM on 9th and Delmar. WEAR BLACK!
Keep the no-mentum going.
Update: What are they up to now? Behold the “Slaughter Solution.”
The twisted scheme by which Democratic leaders plan to bend the rules to ram President Obama’s massive health care legislation through Congress now has a name: the Slaughter Solution.
The Slaughter Solution is a plan by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the Democratic chair of the powerful House Rules Committee and a key ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), to get the health care legislation through the House without an actual vote on the Senate-passed health care bill. You see, Democratic leaders currently lack the votes needed to pass the Senate health care bill through the House. Under Slaughter’s scheme, Democratic leaders will overcome this problem by simply “deeming” the Senate bill passed in the House – without an actual vote by members of the House.