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The truth about Federal Health Care “Reform”

Tax & Spend 101

Did you know –

You will be paying $592.2 billion in new taxes over ten years, including $210.2 billion in Medicare payroll taxes and investment income tax increases.

Your federal government will spend $1.33 trillion in new spending in the first ten years (2010-­‐2019).

The Constitution does not authorize the federal government to compel citizens to purchase a specific product.

Free market reforms to reduce the cost of insurance such as interstate competition and medical malpractice lawsuit reform were rejected.

…estimates by the Senate Budget Committee Republican Staff suggest the first ten years of full implementation of the legislation (2014-­‐23) will cost $2.64 trillion, almost double the apparent cost for 2010-­‐2019 period.

The Texas Medicaid program is already one of the fastest-­‐growing parts of the state budget. For the past two decades Medicaid spending has increased in real terms, while transportation infrastructure
spending has declined. The Medicaid expansion will only divert more state resources away from other
spending priorities, including transportation, property tax relief, public education, and law enforcement.

There’s more –

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One definition of fraud – deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage.

Question – Which more clearly defines the Democrats’ Federal Health Care legislation, reform or fraud?

City Council’s Three Amigos of Tax and Spend

by Eric Matthews

Well folks it seems more spending is coming our way if we don’t speak up. There are two items on the Tuesday, December 8, 2008 City Council Agenda to be voted on at 6:30pm in the City Council Meeting.  Those items are #8 and #9 on the Consent Agenda.

Item #8 Discuss and consider Resolution R2009-29 authorizing the city manager to make application to the Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program for funds to construct Phase II of the Hike and Bike Trail system.

In 2006 the City of Weatherford applied for Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program (STEP) funds to construct and extend the hike and bike trail from the Santa Fe Depot northwest to Cartwright Park. The program was receded the following year. The Texas Department of Transportation has again issued a call for projects to be funded through the Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program and a resolution authorizing the city manager to nominate this project for funding is submitted for council discussion and consideration. The deadline for submission is December 11, 2009.

Total cost of the proposed project is estimated to be $3,164,800.00 and the city will be required to pay 20% of the total cost. The city’s match would be $632,960.00.

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