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Did you just elect a new Congress?

From www.DownsizeDC.org

If we've heard it once, we've heard it a thousand times . . .

* Letters to Congress don't work
* Pressure on Congress doesn't work
* The only way to change things is to throw out the bums and elect the right people to replace them

Well, if that's true then we must have just elected a new Congress, because a lot has changed since Election Day 2008.

Way back then the new unified Democratic government was supposed to gobble up a big chunk of the roughly one-half of our health care system that still operates under a partially free market. But look what's happened instead . . .

The President has offered to drop the so-called "public option" that would have signaled the eventual end of private health insurance. He doesn't have the votes in his own party to pass it.

Clearly, this retreat had to be the result of an election, right, because public pressure doesn't work. Letters to Congress don't work. The only thing that works is electing new people. So did you just elect a new President and Congress?

Oops! Nope. It didn't happen. There were no new elections, no bums thrown out, and no "right" people elected to replace them. Instead . . .

We've just had a lot of letters to Congress and other forms of public pressure. And the result has been a steady stream of changes in the correct direction. In addition to the slow death of the socialized health insurance scheme we've also seen . . .

President Obama moderate his fraudulent use of the claim that 47 to 50 million Americans can't afford health insurance. In his speech Wednesday night he removed the portion of that number who are illegal immigrants, and he's started using the number 30-million instead.

Did this happen because we elected a new President who just happens to have the same name? No, it happened because of public pressure.

Pressure works. Elections don't. Now we need a lot more of what works, and a lot less worrying about which set of bums we should elect to replace the current set of bums. Specifically . . .

We need to tell the politicians that the 30-million number is also inflated, because many of the people in that group can afford health insurance, they just don't want to pay for it. And frankly, we don't blame them given that the prices are inflated by government mandates. Health insurance in many places is simply a bad deal. So . . .

We also need to tell the politicians that almost everyone could afford health insurance if only the federal government would allow individuals and employers to buy health insurance across state lines, thereby avoiding state mandates that make insurance too expensive.

Finally, we need to tell the politicians that government insurance co-ops will eventually lead to the same result as the so-called "public option." No government insurance co-ops!

Hey, you're winning! But to win a complete victory, and not just a few partial retreats, you need to keep doing what works. You need to keep applying PRESSURE. Do you want to win? If so . . .

Please use DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful Systemsm to send another letter to Congress opposing the Big Government health care bill.

Use your personal comments to tell your elected Representatives that . . .

* Government insurance co-ops are as bad as the so-called "public option"
* The "30-million uninsured" number the President is now using is still inflated and misleading
* You want Congress to make it possible for individuals and employers to buy health insurance regulated by the state of their choice.

By the way, please notice that the Republicans have adopted this last item as their main proposal. They had little to say about it before, but they're promoting it now because of . . . PRESSURE! It works. USE IT!

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President
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Contact Your Congressmen

 
 
Below are Congressmen for Mississippi's 4th District:
 
Gene Taylor
 
Washington Office
2269 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202.225.5772
Fax: 202.225.7074
 
* Gulfport Office
2424 14th Street
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 228.864.7670
Fax: 228.864.3099
 
Hattiesburg Office
701 Main Street, Suite 215
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: 601.582.3246
Fax: 601.582.3452
 
Laurel Office
527 Central Avenue
Laurel, MS 39440
Phone: 601.425.3905
Fax: 601.425.3906
 
Bay St. Louis Office
412 Hwy 90, Suite 8
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Phone: 228.469.9235
Fax: 228.469.9291
 
Ocean Springs Office
2900-B Government St.
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Phone: 228.872.7950
Fax: 228.872.7949
 

 
Roger Wicker
Washington Office
555 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington , DC 20510
Main: 202-224-6253
Fax: 202-228-0378 
 
Jackson Office
245 E. Capitol St.
Suite 226
Jackson, MS 39201
Main: (601) 965-4644
Fax: (601) 965-4007
Gulfport Office
452 Courthouse Road
Suite F
Gulfport, MS 39507
Main: (228) 604-2383
Fax: (228) 896-4359 
 
Pascagoula Office
3118 Pascagoula St.
Suite 179
Pascagoula, MS 39567
Main: (228) 762-5400
Fax: (228) 762-0137 
 
Tupelo Office
2801 West Main Street
Tupelo, MS 38801
Main: (662) 844-5010
Fax: (662) 844-5030

Hernando Office
Hernando Office321 Losher Street
PO Box 385
Hernando , MS 38632
Main: (662) 429-1002
Fax: (662) 429-6002
 
 
Thad Cochran

Washington Office
United States Senate
113 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2402
202-224-5054

Jackson Office
190 East Capitol St.
Suite 550
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
601-965-4459

Oxford Office
U.S. Federal Courthouse
911 East Jackson Avenue
Suite 249
Oxford, Mississippi 38655
662-236-1018

Gulf Coast Office
2012 15th Street
Suite 451
Gulfport, Mississippi 39501
228-867-9710