Over the weekend the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a massive health care reform bill. With over 1,990 pages, 400,000 words and a budget of over $2.24 million a word, this bill will not bring the relief and reform Americans need. And, having resisted holding a town hall on health care here in Hawai’i until after Republican candidate for Congress Charles Djou did, I am certain that Hawai’i’s Congressional delegation is not listening to the concerns of you, the people of Hawai’i.
Jahan Wilcox, Republican National Committee Spokesman, echoed these concerns in his comments yesterday:
“Rep. Neil Abercrombie voted to turn one-sixth of the U.S. economy over to government bureaucrats. A vote for Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s health care bill means higher taxes for families and small businesses in Hawai’i, cuts to Medicare for Hawai’i’s seniors, and an increase in premiums when families in Hawai’i go to the doctor. Rep. Abercrombie has pulled the classic Washington move