Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder told Dana Loesch on her radio program today, that there are disturbing signs that the GOP dominated legislature is considering doing just that, and only YOU can stop them.
This year, even in the midst of the GOP electoral losses, Missourians were very clear in their dislike of ObamaCare:
Missouri Health Care Exchange Question, Proposition E (2012)And yet, our Lt. Governor, Peter Kinder, is reporting that our GOP dominated legislature, is getting wobbly at the thought of standing up to ObamaCare, even though their constituents, you and me, clearly expressed our support and expectation for their doing just that!
The following are unofficial election results:
Missouri Proposition E
The Missouri Health Care Exchange Question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Missouri as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would prohibit the establishment, creation, or operation of a health insurance exchange unless it is created by a legislative act, a ballot initiative, or veto referendum. According to the text of the bill, the proposal is aimed at prohibiting the establishment of a health care exchange by the Missouri Governor.
Result Votes Percentage Yes 1,567,816 61.8% No 970,924 38.2%
The bill's formal title in the 2012 state legislative session was Senate Bill 464.
The ballot summary of the measure, according to the Missouri Secretary of State:
Shall Missouri Law be amended to prohibit the Governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature?
No direct costs or savings for state and local governmental entities are expected from this proposal. Indirect costs or savings related to enforcement actions, missed federal funding, avoided implementation costs, and other issues are unknown.
Kinder is urging the "...Legislature to refuse health insurance exchanges, Medicaid expansion..." and reminds us that, no matter what you might hear, or be lobbied by the Insurance companies to believe, the state is under no obligation to act:
“Setting up a health insurance exchange is a direct violation of the Healthcare Freedom Act, passed by 71 percent of Missouri voters in 2010, which forbids Obamacare’s individual and employer mandates. This month, Missouri voters again revealed their reluctance to embrace Obamacare’s implementation by easily passing Proposition E, which prohibits the establishment of health exchanges without a vote of the people or their representatives.On top of that, it was just two years ago that Missourians first declared their resounding opposition to ObamaCare, when in we stood against the Obama Express, and passed Prop C
“These exchanges will cost states between $10 million and $100 million per year, and will set up state officials to take the blame when Obamacare increases insurance premiums and denies care to the sick. There is no compelling reason for Missouri to implement this unpopular, expensive and intrusive federal power grab. I urge the General Assembly to reaffirm Missourians’ opposition to Obamacare by refusing to create a health exchange or expand Medicaid.”
Shall the Missouri Statutes be amended to:What if you held an election... and no one paid attention to the winner?
Deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance or infringe upon the right to offer or accept direct payment for lawful healthcare services?
Modify laws regarding the liquidation of certain domestic insurance companies?
Result Votes Percentage Yes 669,847 71.1% No 272,723 28.9%
What if? Well, as Dana pointed out, our newspaper media and Gov. Nixon, are planning to demonstrate what that would mean - that they can scoff at We The People, without a care in the world. For if you can hold an election, and your elected officials feel under no obligation to take your electoral wishes into consideration, and their fellow travelers in the News Media, decide to aide and abet their doing just that, then... you've got a voice that no one can hear.
That my friends is the tyrants favorite tune, music to their ears: ♫ ♪ ♬ The Sound of Silence ♬♪♫
But it stands to reason that their dreams of turning a deaf ear to your vote, again, will be exponentially more difficult to realize, if We The People make damn sure that they can't avoid hearing our voices as we melt the wires of their phones, faxes, emails, twitters and also by word of mouth: Call your friends and family too!
You'd better get real loud and real clear, now, because there's something else that happens if you can hold an election where no one pays attention to the winner - it's as good as a declaration of taxation without representation, isn't it? I don't know about you, but I don't want to see what might follow if we allow that to stand.
We're hearing reports that at least one State Representative, David Sater (David.Sater@house.mo.gov) has responded that he will listen and stand with the vote of the people, please, make sure that he doesn't stand alone!
Here is a link to the phone and fax numbers for the MO Legislature:
And courtesy of some of my friends,
Here are the phone numbers for the Senate
Call or email each Republican senator. Time is very short as they will be discussing this Friday and Saturday. Tell them the people of Missouri don’t want them to set up an Obamacare exchange any more than they want the governor to. The sentiment behind the Prop E vote applies to them, too!
(Here are the senators for whom we have public contact information. Some of the new senators don’t have published information yet.)
Dan Brown Rolla Dan.Brown@senate.mo.gov
Mike Cunningham R
Tom Dempsey St Charles firstname.lastname@example.org.
gov 573-751-1141 R
Bob Dixon Springfield bob.dixon@senate.
mo.gov 573-751-2583 R
Edgar Emery Lamar R
Michael Kehoe Jefferson city 573-751-2076 R
Will Kraus Lees summit Will.Kraus@mail.senate.
mo.gov 573-751-1464 R
Brad Lager Savannah email@example.com.
gov 573-751-1415 R
John Lamping St Louis 573-751-2514 R
Douglas Libla Poplar Bluff
Brian Munzlinger Williamstown 573-751-7885 R
Brian Nieves Washington Brian.Nieves@
senate.mo.gov 573-751-3678 R
Michael Parson Bolivar firstname.lastname@example.org
David Pearce Warrensburg david.pearce@
senate.mo.gov 573-751-2272 R
Ron Richard Joplin 573-751-2173 R
Gary Romine Farmington R
Scott Rupp Wentzville 573-751-1282 R
David Sater David.Sater@house.mo.gov
Robert Schaaf St Joseph email@example.com.
Kurt Schaefer Columbia kurt.schaefer@mail.
senate.mo.gov 573-751-3931 R
Eric Schmitt St Louis firstname.lastname@example.org R
Ryan Silvey Kansas city Ryan.Silvey@house.mo.gov
Wayne Wallingford Wayne.Wallingford@
Jay Wasson Nixa email@example.com
Here is a link to all the current phone and fax numbers for the State Senate
Here are the phone numbers for the Senate and links to all the Senators websites. If you don’t know what district you are in there is a place to put in your zip code to find out.