No surprise: Myrick votes against House health care bill

Rep. Sue Myrick released a statement yesterday on Saturday’s U.S. House vote to overhaul the health care system in the U.S. Myrick calls it a “government takeover” of healthcare, while the Dems say it will help to insure most of the millions without coverage, and not allow insurance companies to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. The Senate will most likely vote in the next two weeks on its bill, and then the House and Senate will get together to craft a single bill which need to be voted on again by both bodies. Here’s Myrick’s statement released to the press: Continue reading

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Rep. Myrick releases statement on Iran

US Representative Sue Myrick, Member House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and representative of the Mint Hill area, released the following statement yesterday on Iran:

“I call on President Obama to take a stronger stand on Iran.  Why ask Iran to disclose its nuclear ambitions?  We already know Iran wants to develop nuclear weapons, Mr. President.  For the safety of people around the world, specifically Israelis, the US must demand Iran do nothing less than dismantle its nuclear sites”.

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Myrick wants definition of ‘illegal;’ Obama says make illegal immigrants legal so they can get health care

Rep. Sue Myrick released a terse statement today after the decision was made by the State Board of Community Colleges to allow illegal immigrants to attend North Carolina’s Community Colleges:

“Someone needs to look up the meaning of the word ‘illegal.’”

Meanwhile, the Washington Times is reporting that President Obama is calling for the legalization of illegal immigrants so they can fall under the health care reform bills being proposed in Washington. From today’s Washington Times:

“Even though I do not believe we can extend coverage to those who are here illegally, I also don’t simply believe we can simply ignore the fact that our immigration system is broken,” Mr. Obama said Wednesday evening in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. “That’s why I strongly support making sure folks who are here legally have access to affordable, quality health insurance under this plan, just like everybody else.

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Myrick Signs letter to President calling for end of federal ACORN funding

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) has signed a letter drafted by House Minority Leader John Boehner to President Obama asking him to disclose and terminate all taxpayer funding of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also known as ACORN.

“This is a matter of common sense and respect for taxpayer dollars,” the letter reads. “Last year, millions of Americans were outraged to learn their tax dollars were being used to subsidize an organization linked to multiple instances of voter registration fraud and other illicit activity.” Continue reading

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A alternative to the Dem’s health care reform

Joseph Coletti of the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh, offers up ways health care reform can empower patients without requiring a public option. The Mint Hill Times ran an editorial this week pushing for more compromise and bipartisanship in passing health care reform. Dem’s could take note of Coletti’s ideas. Read his full article after the break. Continue reading

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Myrick statement on White House “Fishy” information program

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) has released the  following statement in response to the White House’s decision to  discontinue the collection of “fishy” information on health care reform:

“A program like this was never necessary. People have every right to voice their concerns about proposed health care reform without the fear  that they will be reported to the White House. With these tactics no longer being used, I hope that the health care debate can continue in a  meaningful and productive manner.”

Rep. Myrick sent a letter to President Obama earlier this month asking  him two questions: 1) How will the “fishy” information collected via  flag@whitehouse.gov be used?; and 2) Will the people who are flagged as  “fishy” be made aware that they’ve been reported?

To date, there has been no reply.

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