From the office of Sue Myrick:

“A majority of the American people don’t want this health care bill, and they’ve been saying it for months. They know it will cost them a half of a trillion dollars in higher taxes, and they know it will result in increased insurance premiums. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that premiums for coverage purchased on the individual market will increase by an average of $2,300 per family! On top of that, thirty two states are moving legislation so that they don’t have to have a federal insurance mandate. State legislators know that this is a bad bill for the economy – why can’t Congress recognize it, too?

The American people understand that passing a bill without voting on it violates everything that we stand for as Americans. Talk about buying a pig in a poke. The Speaker says that we’ll pass a bill now and she will explain what’s in it later. Then, the House will have to trust the Senate to pass a “corrections” bill to fix what they don’t like in the bill they will have just passed.

Today, nobody trusts anyone else to follow through on their promises. If the Majority thought that this is what the American people wanted and they had the votes to pass health care reform, we would have passed this bill a long time ago. But they don’t have the votes, and this is certainly not what the American people want.

It’s time for this bill to be scrapped. Take it off the table. Congress needs to start over and work on changes that everyone – especially the American people – can agree on”.

-US Rep. Sue Myrick (NC-09)