Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Ohioans Not Buying Snake Obamacare Snake Oil

From Quinnipiac Poll:
Ohio voters still disapprove 55 - 36 percent of the federal health care overhaul passed earlier this year compared to 55 - 38 percent in April.

Leader Boehner reflects on this:
President Obama has devoted a great deal of time and effort trying to sell Ohioans on his health care law signed a little more than three months ago. But despite this massive taxpayer-funded PR campaign, a new Quinnipiac University survey shows that Ohioans still remain decidedly opposed to the president’s new law

Check out his detailed report on how Obamacare is failing to lower costs and meet benchmarks here.

More from Boehner:
Ohioans – and the American people – want health care reform that will lower health care costs, preserve their freedom to make their own health care decisions, and help create new jobs, but as Boehner’s report makes clear, that’s not what they’re getting under the president’s law.

In a statement released with the report on the three month anniversary of the signing of the President’s plan, Boehner acknowledged the majority of Americans who want nothing to do with all the tax hikes, Medicare cuts and unfunded mandates in the new law:

“The American people remain squarely opposed to this government takeover of health care that has already failed to live up to specific promises made by President Obama and Washington Democrats. Republicans are listening to the American people, and fighting to repeal ObamaCare so we can replace it with common-sense reforms focused on lowering costs and protecting jobs.”

Following up on his vow to repeal the president’s law and replace it with better solutions, Boehner signed two discharge petitions Wednesday in the House designed to implement the will of the American people when it comes to health care. If signed by a majority in the House, these petitions will receive an up or down vote in Congress.

Not just Ohioans, but Americans don't want to pay for Obamacare and other enitlements:
Most Americans would not pay higher taxes for specific public services in their states, but they are more supportive of paying for education and staffing law enforcement than supporting state employees and entitlement programs.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Adults shows that only 19% would be willing to pay higher taxes to avoid layoffs of state employees. Sixty-nine percent (69%) say they would not be willing to pay more in taxes for this reason. Another 11% are undecided.

Adults feel similarly when it comes to funding entitlement programs. Twenty-two percent (22%) would pay higher taxes to prevent cuts in entitlement programs for low-income Americans. Sixty-three percent (63%) say they would not pay more to keep these programs afloat. Another 15% are undecided.