Senator says did not vote for Obamacare
March 25, 2013 06:56 PM | 1172 views | 3 3 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

Sunday’s letter to the editor (“Why did Isakson, Chambliss vote to fund Obamacare?”) left the inaccurate impression that I support the president’s health care law known as “Obamacare.”

I’ve been a staunch opponent of Obamacare ever since I voted against passage of this terribly flawed law December 2009, and I will continue to work to dismantle it.

I joined with 20 other Republican senators in voting for the continuing resolution on March 20 because it averted a government shutdown, funded our troops and locked in the lower spending levels of the sequestration. During the debate on the continuing resolution, I voted for Sen. Cruz’s amendment to defund Obamacare. In fact, since 2009, I have voted numerous times to repeal or defund parts of Obamacare and the entire law.

My strong opposition to Obamacare will never change. If any constituent has a question about this or any other vote, please do not hesitate to call my Atlanta office at (770) 661-0999.

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson

Marietta

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Kevin Foley
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March 28, 2013
Good luck "dismantling" Obamacare, Senator, especially after all its provisions kick in next year.

It's the law of the land.
Pat H
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March 26, 2013
Sen. Chambliss, you should have voted to shut the government down if it included funding for Obamacare. And, if it is funded, you should demand that you and the rest of Congress be covered by it instead of your cushy plans.
Papermill gal
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April 03, 2013
Absolutely. And for those who do not see through Isakson and Chambliss at this point, well, yet again we deserve what we have.

This is why the libertarians in the county are going to be able to take over within a short time. I predict it will be sooner than later, because not every Republican gets invited to all the biggie events by these two...most of us are just the grass roots and we see what's happening.
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