November 24, 2009
Jackson Citizen Patriot Editorial: "Congressman fails health-care test"
For your reference, the Jackson Citizen Patriot endorsed Mark Schauer in 2008.
Excerpts from the Editorial:
"Fresh from his historic vote for a health-care overhaul, U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer stormed through his congressional district last week to seek public input. Unfortunately, it was after the fact."
"Schauer is putting ideology above what is best for the people he represents."
"we fear the biggest loser would be employer-sponsored health plans. Schauer says he believes that the rise in health costs would be contained; he couldn't provide any facts to back that up. We were deeply disappointed in his failure to explain exactly how this will save businesses money - a claim he has made repeatedly in public."
"we are growing suspicious that his views on health reform, cap-and-trade energy policy, pro-union "card check" legislation and other issues do more than clash with a majority of his constituents. His stances are not serving the district's best interests."
"we hope Schauer can do more than reiterate the liberal rhetoric when this health-care bill comes around again."
"Blitz of town halls does not change fact that this legislation would be bad for Jackson and the entire 7th Congressional District."
Click here to read the full Editorial, Nov. 18, 2009 :