Regarding Williamson’s column on Obamacare:
I stand with Mr. Williamson on the idea that Washington is overboard in spending, and that something needs to be done immediately. I also agree with Mr. Barton when, in the House of Representatives, he is doing what he can to cut spending in the house that is now led by the Republicans.
To say, however, that Sen. John Cornyn and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison are in favor of Obamacare is quite a stretch. Cornyn has been a vocal opponent of Obamacare from the very beginning. Even before it passed, Cornyn was speaking out against this government takeover of our health care, and he worked to expose the backroom deals that were negotiated. Then, after he voted against the bill, he co-sponsored the bill to repeal Obamacare.
With regard to spending, Cornyn has proposed the most spending cuts of any senator, more than $100 billion. He is now fighting for a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee last year, he was very careful with the budget of the Ag Committee, and in a personal meeting with him, he convinced me that he was not a big spender of taxpayer’s money.
In his latest press release, Cornyn stated: “I opposed Obamacare because it taxed too much, spent too much and borrowed too much. I voted to repeal it and will continue to fight against it for these same reasons, and I will work to replace it with a plan that truly increases access to quality, affordable health care.”
Therefore, instead of “helping co-ordinate a conservative replacement” for Cornyn, let’s all join together next election and vote for him and another conservative leader who will help bring this federal government with its budget down to size. Because of Hutchison’s retirement, we will need to elect someone just as conservative as Cornyn so that Texas can continue to have a strong, conservative voice in Washington.
Bob C. Beakley