Rep. Rohrabacher Statement on Historic Health Care Vote
Washington, D.C.- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has issued the following statement in reaction to the passage of H.R. 3590, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
"I don't know what's more odious," said Rohrabacher. "The consequences of this government takeover of our health care system or the way this legislation has been rammed through with backroom deals and procedural trickery.
"The process put forth by the Democrats has made a mockery of all the pledges by the President of bipartisanship and transparency. I don't know of any other legislation as consequential as this passed with such a partisan sledgehammer.
"This trillion dollar monstrosity is not only an attack on every American's freedom but will increase taxes and deficit spending in the middle of a recession when we cannot even afford the government programs we already have, all without bringing down health care costs.
"This legislation is not the health care reform the American people want or deserve. All this will do is addict the American people to socialism and make us dependent on the federal bureaucracy."