Today, U.S Senate candidate Scott Brown issued the following statement in response to Martha Coakley categorizing the massive health care bill currently being championed by congressional Democrats as "Right for Massachusetts."
"With her statement today, Martha Coakley confirmed once and for all for Massachusetts voters that she intends to serve as a rubber-stamp for tax and spenders in Washington should she be elected to the United States Senate," said Brown. "Coakley's unequivocal support for the current health care monstrosity demonstrates just how out-of-touch she is with the people she is seeking to represent, as the legislation she is backing would lead to increased premiums, higher taxes and drastic cuts to Medicare. This is the wrong prescription for fixing both our health care system and our struggling economy."
These aren't just claims made by a candidate in the midst of an election campaign. In the words of Jeffrey Flier, Dean of Harvard Medical School, the pending health care legislation "will markedly accelerate national health-care spending, rather than restrain it."
Brown added: "If elected to the Senate, I will work in a bipartisan manner to bring meaningful reform to our broken health care system. Bay State voters deserve an independent voice who will fight for their interests in the U.S. Senate, not another machine politician who will march in lockstep with the tax and spend crowd."
Coakley's ringing endorsement of the health care bill comes on the same day that new polling data from Rasmussen finds nearly half of Bay State voters oppose the legislation. This statistic mirrors national trends, as recent polls from both the Washington Post/ABC News and NBC News/Wall Street Journal have also indicated voters nationwide disapprove of the Democrats current health care monstrosity.