State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) is catching some heat for a comment he made at the National Press Club about the House Democrat government health care bill.
“I love these members (of Congress), they get up and say, ‘Read the bill.’ What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”
The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has read the 1,018-word bill and conducted a revealing analysis of the legislation based on its verbiage.
The NTU makes the observation that House Democrats pushing the trillion dollar- plus government health care legislation often in their speeches use the word, “choice,” a favorite term employed by Democrats. However, the NTU combed the entire bill and found that the word, “choice” only appears 47 times. “Options” appears 38 times.
Is the legislation heavy on bureaucracy? The word, “Secretary” appears 1,124 times.
Versions of the words, “require,” “limit,” and “must” appear 708 times.
The words, “consumer-driven,” “freedom,” “liberty,” and “patient-drive” appear zero times.
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