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Roundtable Leadership: “The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown Down to Congress”
November 05 2010

Rob Walgate, 440-572-1796

Strongsville, Ohio - It was more than a moment of enthusiasm. It was a symbolic gesture that is now being played across thousands of computers on the Internet. On Saturday afternoon, October 30th, David Zanotti, CEO of the American Policy Roundtable and the Liberty Committee challenged Republican Leader John Boehner to “deliver us” from the Health Care Takeover measure passed in early 2010.

With hundreds watching, Zanotti closed his remarks by taking the “five phone book sized” legislation, holding it above his head and throwing it to the ground. His challenge was to Republican upstart candidate Bill Johnson, and Boehner, to deliver American citizens from the tyranny of a massive bill that no one in Congress read before passage.

“Without a doubt, the single biggest mistake this Congress made was to pass this massive takeover with total disregard to the horrors it will create in real human lives,” Zanotti commented. “This election was about a number of issues, but none as onerous as the passage of this massive takeover legislation.”

Roundtable Vice-President, Rob Walgate added, “We have seen more opposition to this legislation than almost any other issue in the past thirty years. People are outraged that they are going to lose their coverage, be forced into federal health pools, and face rationed care and higher costs.”

National Legislative Director, Melanie Elsey stated, “The gauntlet has been thrown down to Mr. Boehner, and all the new members of Congress. Stop this madness. Change the direction of health care reform from big government to free market choices. Don’t let one more piece of the 2010 Act be implemented or funded. The voters sent a clear message. Now we’ll see if the new Congress gets it.”

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