New Jersey voters have a real opportunity to shake things up this fall in the world of Obamacare.
The same Obamacare with nefarious fine print on the “pre-existing conditions” provisions, hidden taxes and increased costs on special needs families, and public funding for those abortions he sworn he wouldn’t fund. The same bill we had to “pass to see what’s in it” only to discover that the bill had little to do with covering folks, and more to do with killing capitalism and usurping more control over the lives of American citizens. It is that same bill that was largely push forward by some local politicians.
Voters in New Jersey’s First and Sixth Legislative Districts have the ability to vote out two of the key Washington lawmakers in the healthcare debate this November.
Rob Andrews has long boasted of being one of the key folks behind the Obamacare behemoth. As previously noted in other columns here, His 99% voting record with Nancy Pelosi and his very active role in shoving through this albatross to our healthcare industry and our economy deserves to be rewarded with an early retirement.
Andrews, currently hiding from public debates with opponent Dale Glading for fear of flying rotten tomatoes, is confident that the mind-numbed serfs of the Norcross political machine in Camden and Gloucester County will re-elect him as they have so many times before.
This despite downright hostile audiences at the town hall meetings he held over his most proud accomplishment of Obamacare. Voters in the First District have the opportunity to take out on of the generals in the healthcare conflict by electing Dale Glading. Glading’s election would also do well for the district in terms of national attention. By defeating the Democratic “Goliath” of Rob Andrews, Glading would become an instant national star. Moreover, when the House falls into Republican hands after the Mid-Terms (as it most likely will) Glading will be a part of a new governing majority voted in by the will of the people. New Jersey residents in New Jersey’s First District would finally have a representative of the people, instead of a crony of Norcross and Pelosi.
Additionally, in the Sixth District, voters have the chance to take out 11 term incumbent Frank Pallone by electing Highland Mayor Anna Little. Little was not the preferred candidate of the establishment, but rather a darling of the Tea Party movement who won a stunning upset in the June primary. Little’s campaign has an uphill battle against Rep. Pallone, but it is not impossible. Her tenacity on taking on Pallone on the issues of the day and her track record as a solid common sense Constitutional conservative are worth a look.
Demonstrating that common sense clear thinking, Little has expressed support for the Enumerated Powers Act, a proposed law that would require all legislation to include a reference as to which portion of the Constitution it derives its authority from. Such legislation is needed in a time when our national leaders seem determined to “fundamentally change” our nation and our Constitution to fit their radical ideology.
Taken together, Little’s support for the Enumerated Powers Act and Glading’s proposal to limit the number of pages for any future legislation to 100 pages or less would help to restore common sense and sanity to our government and anchor our nation back to the Constitution.
Little’s opponent, Frank Pallone, boasts on his website of being the Chairman of a Health Subcommittee. As part of his duties there, Pallone boasts that he, “held five hearings and two legislative hearings” and that he “worked with the House Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and Labor to craft comprehensive legislation that will reform our nation’s broken health care system.”
Oh, and then there’s the fun fact that Pallone has received consistent F’s from the National Taxpayers Union for the past 12 years, while Anna Little believes that “government does not create jobs” and produces nothing. It simply “takes” and “what it takes, it takes from people.”
Both of these races allow voters to deal directly with two of the top issues of the day by taking out politicians most responsible for today’s mess. In both the economy and healthcare, Rob Andrews and Frank Pallone, Jr. have failed their constituencies and sold New Jersey residents a bill of socialist goods that have been a failure every time they have been tried in every corner of this globe throughout history.
The very fact that these politicians continue to pursue these failed radical ideologies, particularly during a time of great economic uncertainty and intense hostility in public opinion, demonstrates their true character and agenda.
New Jersey voters upset with the radical economic and healthcare policies of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid crowd would do well to support Anna Little for Congress in New Jersey’s Sixth Legislative District and Dale Glading for Congress in the First Legislative District. That would truly be change we could believe in.