Archive for July, 2009

Health Care Reform puts the Health of the U.S. at Risk

Sen. Chip Pearson

Sen. Chip Pearson

By Sen. Chip Pearson
ATLANTA (July 16, 2009) – Despite President Barack Obama’s utopian fantasy to provide “free” health care to all Americans, Congress cannot help but make someone pay the price for such reform. Under the proposal from House Democratic leaders, approximately $1 trillion would be paid for by taxing high income earning families, businesses and medical providers. The Senate’s $600 billion proposal is not as high, but represents costly government bureaucracy by requiring everyone to have health insurance and employers contribute to the cost. Both plans levy expense on the taxpayer, be it affluent Americans today or the middle class tomorrow. In my opinion, taxes have never made anyone wealthy.

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ALL HEALTH CARE REFORM IS NOT CREATED EQUAL

Sen. Judson Hill

Sen. Judson Hill

By Senator Judson Hill

With Democratic control of both the White House and Congress, national health care reform has a better chance of passing now than any time in recent history. Americans agree that change in our health care system is necessary. Escalating health care and insurance premiums are unsustainable for most families, businesses and all levels of government. Every day it becomes more and more evident that all health care reform is not created equal. (more…)

The People’s Business

By President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams
July 2, 2009

Sen. Tommie Williams

Sen. Tommie Williams

Independence Day is one of the most celebrated and important holidays we observe as Americans. Nestled in the beginning of summer and conjuring up memories of fireworks, watermelon, and cookouts with friends and family, all to the sound track of Lee Greenwood’s “I’m proud to be an American,” July 4th is traditionally a joyous and happy time in America and rightly so. Independence Day should also be a time when we make an intentional effort to reflect and remember the story of America and what it means to be citizens of this great country.

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Exercise Your Liberty This Independence Day

Sen. Chip Pearson

Sen. Chip Pearson

By Sen. Chip Pearson
ATLANTA (July 1, 2009) – On July 4, 1776, our country’s founders announced to the world that America was a sovereign nation by signing the Declaration of Independence. This document guarantees that every American is entitled to the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Based upon these principles, our founding fathers created a government that respects the rights of its people. A government that works for the people, not the other way around.

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