For Immediate Release – BUCHANAN & ROONEY GUT HEALTHCARE TO GIVE THEMSELVES TAX CUTS
SARASOTA, FL – The Sarasota County Democratic Party is deeply disappointed, but not surprised, that Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives — including our own congressmen, Vern Buchanan and Tom Rooney –have voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. In doing so, they have voted to take away health care from as many as 24 million Americans and put millions of people with pre-existing conditions in life-threatening danger. In the process, they have also given themselves, and other rich Americans, a huge tax cut.
Instead of doing the hard work of improving the insurance program on which so many Americans now depend, Republicans have taken the easy path of following the dictates of the radical right-wing ideology now holding sway in the House. Simply put, Buchanan and Rooney, and all the other Republicans who have voted for this disastrous so-called health plan, have chosen to put their own political lives and personal fortunes ahead of the very real lives of many less-fortunate Americans.
Floridians and other Americans are not stupid. They know that this bill will not help Americans. We ask our senators to call a halt to this nonsense before people are hurt, and we will hold Rooney and Buchanan accountable for their outrageous lack of concern for our fellow citizens.
For Additional Information, contact:
JoAnne DeVries, Chair
Sarasota County Democratic Party