Record turn-out at town hall meetings declaring "We Do Not Trust You"
Contact: Demi Bardsley, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 134
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- As news rolls in of Americans participating in town hall meetings in record numbers, a recent Rasmussen poll shows that support for President Obama's health care plan is waning quickly. Just 42% of Americans currently support the President's plan, while 53% oppose it.
"As details about abortion funding, rationing of care, higher costs and less access to health care surface, Americans are expressing their distrust of a government-run system. Average Americans who have never been politically involved before are coming out in droves. They fear that their government officials, who have spent trillions on pet projects like obscene art and luxury planes, now plan to hijack control of our health care.
"The message is clear: We don't trust Obama or Congress -- especially with our health care," stated Concerned Women for America's President Wendy Wright.
"Concerned Women for America's members are attending town halls nationwide. They are reporting huge crowds of people upset about the health care bill and peppering congressmen with questions on rationing, euthanasia, abortion and Medicare cut backs for seniors. And they are steamed that Congressmen are exempting themselves from the health care mandates.
"Obama and liberal congressmen have vividly exhibited their disdain for average Americans by their exorbitant spending spree with our tax dollars. Now they insult deeply worried citizens who engage with their congressmen by calling us 'un-American' and 'mobs' for questioning their plan. Yet these citizens know more about the House-passed bill than Obama or liberal congressmen, who respond to questioning with vague phrases that contradict the bill.
"These citizens are smart enough to know that the bill sets up a system whereby bureaucrats and government boards will determine what health care we can have. And with the way this Congress and President have acted in the last few months, Americans are convinced that they cannot be trusted with our health care."
Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.