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Hi, I opened the mailbox to find a mailer from NY Congresswoman Ann Buerkle, NY-25 hogging up space.  At first glance it looked like a PAC promo, but it is actually done at taxpayer expense using Buerkle's franking priviliges.

Buerkle has her gale warnings up over the ACA, and how the Supremes have left it to Republicans to repeal this onerous, job-killing legislation.

In the very first paragraph, Buerkle plays the "it was a 5-4 decision!" meme, but the 2nd paragraph caught my attention.  There were crocadile tears about "large tax increases" and , and "800,000 fewer Americans working!", How it would be "more difficult for small business to hire" with this bill in place.  Jump over the orange eclair.

Good Christ, half of this claptrap was debunked months ago, but it has now become a zombie.

One trip to www.healthcare.gov answered all questions and brought the zombie lies into focus.

NY-25ers, we are an aging area and require control of healthcare costs and availability of insurance is paramount.  Please do not buy into Buerkle's collection of plain old lies that simply reflect Republican sour apples about losing the ACA fight.  There are too many good parts in the ACA to throw out the whole business, and I do believe that the President has said that improvements to the ACA are an ongoing project?

As for Buerkle, nice try, but lies about this will not stand, and you can take your survey and stuff it.  Stop the lies.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, wdrath, Debbie in ME, NYmama

    The nation we save from Republican sharpsters will be our own. We need a Democratic Congress, and to reelect President Obama....this won't be easy...we better get started NOW!

    by boilerman10 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 04:12:16 PM PDT

  •  Got it a few weeks ago (0+ / 0-)

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    In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry, and is generally considered to have been a bad move. -- Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    by boriscleto on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 05:39:05 PM PDT

    •  The least honest thing... (0+ / 0-)

      Is her campaign picture.

      She has a talented photoshopper on her staff.

      In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry, and is generally considered to have been a bad move. -- Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

      by boriscleto on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 05:44:15 PM PDT

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  •  Her latest (0+ / 0-)

    Was about how much she has done for seniors and how she is fighting to save Medicare for those 55 and older.

    I guess the rest of us can fuck ourselves.

    In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry, and is generally considered to have been a bad move. -- Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    by boriscleto on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 05:40:39 PM PDT

  •  the thing that struck me about receiving (1+ / 0-)
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    NYmama

    that mailer is how Buerkle is always claiming that the country's number one problem is government spending and the deficit and yet, she seems to have no problem misusing those very same taxpayer dollars for personal political and financial gain, especially just a few months before the election.

    If she thinks there's too much government spending then why is she misusing taxpayer dollars on self-promotional mailers like these?

    It seems to me that she and her Tea Party brethren are always screaming about things like this...until they get elected. Then it's ok.

    Just another dishonest Republican hypocrite.  

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