Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ol' Roy Blunt's Push Poll

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Ol' Roy Blunt, a United States Senator from Missouri - and a Republican, has sent out a questionnaire of sorts regarding Obamacare.  It isn't actually a survey, because Ol' Roy prefaces it with his opinion - a type of polling device that is commonly referred to as a "push poll."   He wants my opinion on Obamacare, just as long as that opinion is negative.

Here is the complete text of the email:

Higher costs. Lost coverage. Lower wages. Fewer options. 
As we kick off the New Year, I’ve heard from so many families and job creators across Missouri who are concerned about the real impact of ObamaCare. 
I am committed to fighting for you by repealing this flawed law and replacing it with common-sense health care solutions that put patients and their doctors in charge of coverage – not Washington bureaucrats. 
Share your story of how ObamaCare is impacting you by using the form below, or by visiting me on Facebook or sending me a tweet at @RoyBlunt. 
- Senator Roy Blunt

I responded with the story of my son and his family who have recently signed up for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  Not only are they saving significant money, they have a lower deductible and now have dental insurance as well as basic health insurance - and they were able to keep their regular doctors.  Obamacare is a godsend for them.

But I doubt that story will make it into Ol' Roy's final tally.  He's not really after success stories.

Roy, if you want to keep your eye on Washington bureaucrats, invest in a good mirror.  You and your party need to quit trying to deny affordable health care to ordinary Americans and focus on things that are truly critical - like our nation's infrastructure.  We have bridges that are falling down, roads that need paved (Missouri is famous for its potholes!), airports that need to be modernized - and wouldn't a national high-speed rail system be sweet!

What we don't need are forty more bills trying to kill a health system that works - or another GOP government shutdown.

You have my opinion, Roy.  Now how about getting to work and doing something productive. Obamacare is the law of the land - it is here to stay - and it is benefiting Missourians.


Rocky Macy
West Plains, MO

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