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Owens indicated in a press release released shortly afterwards that he was now in favor of the the "Affordable Healthcare for America Act" bill in direct contrast to his earlier position during the election campaign.
According to Politico.com, Mr. Owens assured voters that he felt the public option had no place in the health care reform bill. Contrary to that position, Mr. Owens now indicates that he intends to vote in favor of the bill even though it now contains a public option.
UPDATED: A spokesman for Congressman Owens indicated correctly that Mr. Owens had recanted his solid position against public option later in the campaign, clarifying that he did not wish public option to be a 'litmus test' for the Health Reform bill and that on Oct. 30th, several days prior to the election, in a debate had stated that he generally supported the public option as it was now written (at that time.)
Mr. Owens also indicated during his campaign that he was firmly opposed to cutting Medicare benefits, taxing health care benefits, and increased taxes on the middle class in any way as you can see clearly in the screenshot below, taken directly from Mr. Owens' campaign website.
Originally posted by PenandSword
Jail or suicide? How about revolution. They underestimate the will of the American people.
They totally ignored the country. Ignored the several hundred thousand if not million man march the other month. Ignored the 50 thousand that showed up Thursday on 5 days notice at the behest of Congresswoman Bachman, ignored the millions of emails, faxes, and calls not to pass it.
Bullets will fly...you can take that to the bank. The people know what to do.
Originally posted by genius/idoit
reply to post by patmac
So if I don't get vaccinated I"m out?LOOPHOLE....YES!!
Originally posted by novacs4me
I'm wondering if they will be able to make me pay for U.S. health insurance. I live in Canada, but am a U.S. citizen. For anyone who doesn't know, a U.S. citizen living anywhere in the world must file with the IRS and with the Treasury Department every year. The Treasury must be told the value of all foreign accounts, and the IRS can tax you over and above what the country you live in taxes you.
Originally posted by Libertygal
reply to post by novacs4me
Then, by all means, change your citizenship, if marriage doesn't do that by default! Not like you can't get back across the border quite easily anyway.