The Missouri Republican Party today praised the resounding passage of Proposition C, also known as the Health Care Freedom Act.
The success of Prop C will shape the race for United States Senate. While an overwhelming majority of Missourians are united in their support for health care freedom, Robin Carnahan came out in opposition to the proposal. Robin Carnahan is out of touch with Missourians, and Tuesday’s vote proved that point.
“The federal government’s takeover of our health care system is going to be a defining issue in the U.S. Senate campaign,” said David Cole, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party. “Republicans, conservatives, and independents have united in the opposition to Washington’s reckless and unconstitutional health care power grab, but Robin Carnahan has embraced it. In fact, Robin Carnahan stands in stark contrast to the overwhelming number of Missourians, including members of her own party in the Missouri General Assembly, who stood up and told Washington that enough is enough.”
“Tonight is a historic night,” said Lt. Governor Peter Kinder. “Missourians have the distinction of being the first Americans to go to the ballot box and reject the reckless federal health care takeover. From Massachusetts to Virginia to Missouri, voters are rejecting the extreme liberal agenda being forced upon our nation by an out-of-control federal government.”
Missourians had the opportunity to vote on Proposition C thanks to the efforts of the Republican-led General Assembly, which passed the Health Care Freedom Act earlier this year.
“Missourians have sent Washington a clear message: stay out of our health care decisions,” said State Sen. Jane Cunningham. “For more than a year, Americans have taken to the streets to protest the federal government’s irresponsible agenda. Washington liberals didn’t listen when they rammed through Congress their reckless health care bill—but they can’t help but hear us now.”
For months, the Missouri Republican Party has been urging a YES vote on Proposition C, and in June, the Republican State Committee unanimously passed a resolution supporting its passage.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
GOP praises passage of Proposition C, says it will help Blunt beat Carnahan
The Missouri Republican Party issued the following statement after Proposition C passed: