Palin Assails Healthcare Process as 'Corrupt'

Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 04:02 PM

By David A. Patten

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Former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, describing the process used to pass healthcare reform as "corrupt," said it demonstrates "utter disregard for the will of the American people."

"Though they’d like us to forget," Palin wrote on her Facebook page, "we will remember the corrupt deals, the corrupt process, the lack of transparency, the deceptive gimmicks to game the CBO score, and the utter disregard for the will of the American people.

"Elections have consequences," she continued, "and we won’t forget those who promised to hold firm against government funding of abortion, but caved at the last minute in exchange for a non-binding executive order promised by the most pro-abortion president to ever occupy the White House."

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Palin's post on Facebook was titled "Out-of-touch Congress Sounds Our Clarion Call to Take a Stand."

Palin noted that vote took place as "thousands of everyday citizens "surrounded the Capitol Building to rally against the proposed reforms."

She asked rhetorically: "Has there ever been a more obvious exhibition of a detached and imperious government?"

Palin predicted that in the weeks and months ahead Democrats will try to change the subject. "But we won't forget," she wrote.

Palin noted sardonically that at least the measure would help create jobs — 16,000 of them in the Internal Revenue Service, to "enforce all the new taxes and penalties the bill calls for!"

And it will create almost 160 new agencies, panels, commissions, and departments, she said.

"Is this the kind of 'change' Americans asked for?" Palin asked pointedly, labeling the law "unsustainable."

"Somewhere along the way we forgot that healthcare reform is about doctors and patients, not the IRS and politicians," she added. "Instead of helping doctors with tort reform, this bill has made primary care physicians think about getting out of medicine. It was supposed to make health care more affordable, but our premiums will continue to go up. It was supposed to help more people get coverage, but there will still be 23 million uninsured people by 2019."

Palin's post Monday also appeared to be an effort to rally the GOP faithful. It's no time to be discouraged, she wrote.

"This is just the beginning of our efforts to take back our country," Palin stated. "Consider yesterday’s vote a clarion call and a spur to action. We will not let America sink into further debt without a fight. We will not abandon the American dream to government dependency, fewer freedoms and less opportunity. Change is made at the ballot box. If we work together, we can renew our optimistic pioneering spirit, revive our economy, and restore constitutional limits.

Palin also made it clear that voters should express their sentiments when they flock to the polls in November.

"Yesterday they voted," Palin wrote. "In November, we get to vote. We won’t forget what we saw yesterday."

And she concluded with the words: "Stand tall, America. November is coming!

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