Thursday, March 25, 2010

Phil Liberatore appears on Frank Pastore Show

This past Monday 42nd Congressional candidate Phil Liberatore appeared on KKLA's Frank Pastore Show. He discussed the Secretary of State rejecting his ballot designation and his campaign. Pastore has endorsed Liberatore.

You can listen to the interview though the archives (Monday, March 22. 5pm Hr. starts at 44:59).

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Liberatore posts second online ad

42nd Congressional candidate Phil Liberatore has posted his second online campaign ad, called "It's about serving people." Liberatore's first ad was unveiled about a month ago.

Liberatore is challenging Rep. Gary Miller for the Republican nomination in the 42nd Congressional district.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

David Su on the passage of the Health Care Bill

42nd Congressional candidate David Su has released a statement on the passage of the Health Care bill. We previously posted a short statement he posted on his facebook page last Friday.

Su and Rep. Gary Miller are the only 42nd Congressional candidates that have currently issued statements on the passage of the Health Care bill.

My take on this healthcare Bill, House Resolution 3962. I must say I was absolutely shocked, enraged, angry, and speechless by what I saw last night.

In the history of the United States, for the first time, I did not see democracy, I saw dictatorship in the so called, "Land of the Free." More than 60% of the American people did not want this bill to pass. I always thought America was suppose to be a nation where the will of the people dictated the outcome of everything, but I guess that changed last night. I am aganist the Healthcare Bill because of several reasons.

1.) It does not guarantee coverage for all Americans. It only covers 96% of America and President Obama stated that he was going to cover everyone since the beginning of this Presidency. So another broken promise, but this time to the 4% of Americans who will not have health insurance, that's 13.2 million people out of a population of approximately 330 million Americans.

2.) This bill will decrease the access to quality healthcare. Doctors and hospitals will be more overwhelmed, more over exerted, and the ratio of physicians to patients will double if not triple. As if there isn't a long enough wait time in our emergency rooms all across the nation, this will cause more and more complexity.

3.) What scares me the most, is the provisional clause called, "Individual Mandate" which I will break it down in a simple summarization. This clause clearly states, if you are an individual and you do not purchase health insurance based off the standards that the US Government sets, you will pay a fine of 1% of your annual gross income or $95.00 which ever is greater. If you don't pay that, you will succumb to a 2.5% tax penalty based off your annual gross income. If you don't pay that you can face prison time. So, if 13.2 million people who live in this country cannot afford health insurance, can they afford to pay these penalities? Are we going to put over 13 million people, if not more in federal prison because they cannot afford health insurance? This is not democracy, but dictatorship.

4.) The right to choose your physician and the decision whether you live or die will now be in the hands of the US Government. I know this may seem harsh, but this is reality. They will decide whether or not you will fight aganist a disease based off of putting a price tag on human life. Example 1, if your chances of surviving a treatment or to fight aganist a chronic ailment is low, the government can deny you treatment just like a private insurance can because that individual will cost too much money. But who is the government to tell people that they don't have the right to fight aganist a disease and do everything they can to live.

5.) $940 Billion dollars and in the next ten years, $1.5 trillion dollars in spending. Americans right now cannot simply afford this bill. This is not the solution to solve America's imperfect healthcare system. The taxes will skyrocket and hurt middle income class families. The economic consequences will be greatly negative.

I have the solution to reduce the cost of healthcare which I will post on a later date on my website. I know this is on everyone's minds and I have been thinking about this for the longest time as well. The moment the bill passed, I looked at my parents, my uncles and aunts as they will be greatly affected by this since they are part of the baby boomer generation. Billions of dollars being cut from medicaid and medicare.

Final Note: I am pro-life and a firm believer in protecting the sanctity of life not because I am a Republican, but because I am a servant of Christ. God states in the bible that abortion is murder and that it is a sin. President Barack Obama stated he is going to sign an executive order to make the language regarding not federally funding abortion stronger. I don't believe the president at this moment because he has broken too many promises and has gone back on too many deals. I feel he will overturn this and somehow, someway he will make abortion legal and open to being funded by the federal government.

This is a sad day in America and I feel that there will be more of this to come. I am urging all Americans to stand with me and pray. Pray that God will give the current leaders in this country some wisdom and make them realize what they are doing is going to cause more future human suffering and poverty.

Please stand with me, please pray with me and I know together we can make this country great again. I know I cannot do this alone. This is the very reason why I am running, to restore America, to give it back to the people, to come up with better solutions and improve the quality of life for all Americans.

With respect and humility,
David S. Su
Candidate of US Congress, 42nd CD, GOP


Monday, March 22, 2010

Statement from Gary Miller on Health Care bill

Statement from Rep. Gary Miller on Health Care bill.

Capitol Connection Special Edition

Washington, Mar 22 -

Dear Constituent:

Last night, the House of Representatives passed a government takeover of America’s health care system. I am writing today to explain why I opposed this legislation. This bill will place Americans’ health care decisions into the hands of government bureaucrats and imposes a host of new taxes and Medicare cuts.

Recognizing the extremely difficult procedural and political hurdles facing the health care bill should normal process be followed, the Congressional Democrat Leadership elected to utilize a rarely used parliamentary procedure known as reconciliation. Under the reconciliation process, a separate bill containing amendments to the Senate health care legislation would only need the votes of 51-members of the 100-member U.S. Senate in order to proceed. Traditionally, 60 Senators would need to vote for a measure to move through procedural hurdles. The reconciliation procedure is supposed to be limited to provisions that directly affect taxes and spending and to control the size of government. As you know, this bill will have the opposite affect by increasing taxes and the role of the federal government, which is why I strongly objected to the abuse of this process.

Despite modifications made, the fact remains that the final health care package adopted last evening creates 159 new boards, bureaucracies, and programs – including a new entitlement program – that will impact the quality of health care for every American. The cost of these new programs is expected to exceed $2.6 trillion once the bill’s provisions are fully implemented. To pay for this huge government expansion, the legislation raises $569.2 billion in new taxes over the next ten years. The package also makes $528.5 billion in cuts to Medicare, slashing Medicare Advantage by $202 billion, leaving seniors with reduced benefits and fewer choices. In fact, the Congressional Budget Office has determined that almost 5 million seniors will be denied access to an affordable Medicare Advantage plan because of the legislation. Furthermore, it should be noted that the bill contains unrelated provisions eliminating private lenders in the student loan market. Under the bill, all student loans will be originated by the Federal Direct Loan program, thereby establishing a one-size-fits-all government takeover that eliminates competition and consumer choice, and could result in the loss of 30,000 jobs nationwide.

Families and small-businesses deserve access to affordable, high-quality health coverage. While no one doubts that our current system is in need of improvement, any reforms must ensure that the federal government does not interfere in the doctor-patient relationship, raise the deficit, increase taxes, or cut Medicare benefits. It is unfortunate that common-sense reforms such as allowing Americans to purchase insurance across state lines, medical liability reform, and expanding high-risk pools and reinsurance programs to allow those with pre-existing conditions to access affordable health care were not incorporated into the legislation passed by the House.

Health care reform legislation must strike the right balance that builds on what works and fixes what is broken. Unfortunately, this deeply flawed bill will not only limit patient choice but will increase premiums by 10 to 13 percent. As your Representative, I will continue to demand that Congress halt this government intrusion between you and your doctor and end its excessive mandates on our nation’s job creators.


Member of Congress

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

42nd Congressional Candidate Su on Health Care Bill

David Su, Republican candidate for Congress in the 42nd, wrote the following on his campaign's facebook page Friday.

Ok, so if you haven't heard from all over the news the Democrats, President Obama and his administration plans to push hard on passing a really awful piece of legislation that will change this nation for the worst forever. We are talking about giving the most control to government and removing more liberty from the individual than ever before. President Barack Obama stated, "This will be a Victory for the American People." I'm saying no Mr. President, this is a victory for bigger government telling us what to do and undermining the will of the American people. The President must realize we live in a democracy and we have to go with what the majority of the American people want. More than 60% of the people do not want this bill! End of story!

YouTube Video of 42nd Candidate Liberatore Boxing

I found this 3 and a half minute youtube video of 42nd Congressional candidate Phil Liberatore boxing in front of his office building.

Liberatore is running for the Republican nomination in the 42nd Congressional district. The seat is currently held by Republican Rep. Gary Miller.

I was impressed with his 55+ pushups. I wouldn't want to fight him.