Skip to comments.Statement by U.S. Rep. John Boozman regarding John Kerry's visit to Arkansas
Posted on 05/13/2004 6:51:33 PM PDT by RWR8189
WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Rep. John Boozman (R-AR), a member of the Veterans Affairs Health Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding John Kerrys visit to Arkansas:
"Arkansans should judge John Kerry on his health care record, not his rhetoric. The reality is that Kerry tried to block the President's legislation that is guaranteeing affordable prescription drugs for all 453,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Arkansas. Kerry has also opposed the President's actions to limit the frivolous lawsuits driving up health care costs.
"John Kerry has a history of talking up health care reform when running for office, but his attention span only lasts until Election Day. If Kerry follows through on his health care plan, it would mean higher taxes and more red tape without any decrease in health care costs.
"John Kerry's questioning of the Presidents commitment to our veterans belies the reality that the President's budget increases funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs medical care to $29.5 billion, or 40% percent more than when he took office. President Bush's unyielding commitment is enabling 2.5 million more veterans to receive the best health care in the world.
"In addition to health care, John Kerry is out of touch with Arkansans. John Kerry has said that Democrats make the mistake of looking to the South, and Kerry's opposition to the rights of gun owners and support for partial birth abortion will ensure that Southerners don't make the mistake of looking to John Kerry. Kerry has been ranked the most liberal member of Congress, even more liberal than his fellow Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy."
Kerry has also opposed full deductability of premiums for the self employed. He only supports it for large evil corporations and unions. Not the individual.
It's nice to her somebody, a Republican noless, sticking up for the President and his policies. At least there's one Republican who is immediately rebuffing Kerry.
Now if we can only instill this simple concept on somebody/anybody in the White House. We'll probably have to wait a few more months, they are too busy apologizing.
Why anybody in their right mind would vote for Kerry is beyond me.
All Kerry wanted to do was look at that big HO house BJ built in Little Rock.
What makes you think anybody who supports Kerry is in their right mind?
I never thought about it that way. I just hope those people decide to stay home on election day.