Dear Fellow Patriots:
What follows is a copy of a letter that I forwarded to our NM U.S. Senator Tom Udall today regarding Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan, which I again am taking the liberty of sharing with you for informational purposes:
Letter To NM U.S. Senator Udall:
August 15, 2012
The Honorable Tom Udall
United States Senate
110 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-3101
Dear Senator Udall:
On August 14, 2012, I received an emailed letter from your office titled “It’s not just a choice, it’s a statement.” What follows is the letter in its entirety, which I am taking the liberty of sharing with you for effect:
“That was an explosive weekend: Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin was chosen to run as the Vice Presidential candidate on the Republican ballot.
A vice presidential choice is more than just finding a name to fill out the bottom of the ticket. It’s a statement about what’s important to the candidate. And, in choosing Rep. Ryan, it’s clear that the other side has chosen a partisan firebrand over a bipartisan problem solver.
Rep. Paul Ryan is the man who authored the disastrous budget plan that would end Medicare as we know it today. And it would immediately reopen the “doughnut hole,” costing our seniors millions in prescription drug costs.
It’s not about the man, it’s about the priorities—and Rep. Paul Ryan’s entrance in this race is a bold statement from the other side that we can’t afford to ignore.
Rep. Ryan’s budget plan, if it were enacted, would have forced nearly 300,000 New Mexico seniors into a voucher program, reliant in large part on the expensive private insurance market. As a result, New Mexico seniors would see their premiums go up as much as $6,900 more each year for their health care.
The battles being fought in today’s election will not only last through November—we’ll be fighting to preserve Medicare, protect Social Security, and ensure the benefits of our seniors for years to come. If we’re going to win that fight, we need to start now.
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What follows are recent articles and/or blog posts and a video that reveal information that deeply concern me regarding this issue:
I. Representative Ryan’s plan would save Medicare and Obamacare would destroy it:
On August 14, 2012, it was revealed that Representative Ryan’s plan would save Medicare and Obamacare would destroy it. What follows is the article and/or blog post, which I am taking the liberty of sharing with you in its entirety for effect:
“The Obama campaign has wasted no time trying to scare the elderly with lies that Mitt Romney’s selection of Representative Paul D. Ryan as his running mate signifies Romney’s plan to destroy Medicare. Obama senior campaign advisor David Axelrod claimed on ABC’s “This Week,” for example, that Medicare would be in “a death spiral under this plan.” Not content with that scary prognosis, Axelrod doubled down with the bogus assertion that the Ryan budget plan was an “attempt to do away with Medicare” and “a Trojan horse that ultimately will spell its demise.”
That’s interesting, considering President Obama’s own characterization back in January 2011 of the Ryan plan as “an entirely legitimate proposal.” Obama recognized that spending for Medicare, Medicaid and other entitlements were “the major driver of our long-term liabilities” and that the right solution deserved “a healthy debate.” But the Obama administration has ducked trying to solve this problem completely. In fact, it is making the problem even worse by sweeping over $700 billion from Medicare to pay for Obamacare, which will rob today’s seniors of the choices they now have under the current Medicare program.
“Who is in charge: the government or the patient?” Paul Ryan asked during a speech about health care last September at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Obamacare’s answer is the government — to the detriment of today’s seniors.
Ryan has come up with an alternative market-based plan that prevents Medicare from self-destructing because of out-of-control spending, without substituting government mandates and rationing for the choices that are better left to patients, including seniors, and their doctors.
With their usual demagoguery, however, the Democrats are fraudulently distorting what the Ryan plan for Medicare reform would do now and in the future. They are maliciously scaring seniors with the downright lie that they will be thrown off the cliff if the Ryan plan is enacted, as one Democratic ad literally shows with a Ryan look-alike pushing poor grandma to her death.
The truth is that seniors now on Medicare, as well as those 55 and older, would not be affected at all by Ryan’s proposed Medicare reforms. The reforms would only come into play for younger generations, who would have decades to prepare for their retirement. Younger people would still be able to choose Medicare as it is structured today or they could select among private insurance policies, with premium support provided by the federal government.
As Mitt Romney explained during a 60 Minutes interview in which he and Paul Ryan participated:
“There’s only one president that I know of in history that robbed Medicare, $716 billion to pay for a new risky program of his own that we call Obamacare.
What Paul Ryan and I have talked about is saving Medicare, is providing people greater choice in Medicare, making sure it’s there for current seniors. No changes, by the way, for current seniors, or those nearing retirement. But looking for young people down the road and saying, “We’re going to give you a bigger choice.” In America, the nature of this country has been giving people more freedom, more choices. That’s how we make Medicare work down the road.”
Not only is the Obama administration robbing Medicare to pay for its new Obamacare entitlement, but Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) and the regulations being churned out by the Department of Health and Human Services are all about top-down, government mandated health care rationing which will potentially deny seniors the means to pay for life-saving treatments if such treatments are not deemed cost-effective for elderly patients.
IPAB is a politically appointed 15-member Medicare payment board with the power to effectively take treatment decisions away from doctors and their patients by making recommendations to deny or reduce Medicare reimbursement for treatments that do not meet their one-size-fits-all cost effectiveness test. Its recommendations for acceptable and unacceptable treatment options that will affect today’s seniors can only be overridden by a super-majority vote or the passage by Congress of its own Medicare plan that meets the same Medicare spending targets. Patients without the means to pay the complete cost themselves of treatments cut off from Medicare funding by bureaucratic decisions will have to go without treatments that may save their lives.
Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, admitted during her congressional testimony in July 2011 before the health subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in response to a hypothetical question that, if Congress did not overturn the IPAB bureaucracy’s recommendation for Medicare to reduce its reimbursement payments to seniors for dialysis procedures, seniors may well be left without the means to receive this life-saving treatment:
“Mr. Chairman, as you know, any cut in services, certainly cost shifting to beneficiaries, could mean huge reductions in care that seniors would have the opportunity to receive.”
During a separate hearing before the House Budget Committee, Chairman Paul Ryan asked Sebelius a question that should be at the center of the debate over the future of Medicare:
“[I]f we invest all of the power and the funding decisions to a board of 15 people whose decisions go into law, don’t even go through Congress, is that the best way to save this entitlement and to restrain spending?”
President Obama thinks so. The question for the American people this November will be whether they agree with Obama or want to save Medicare through an innovative solution that protects senior patients’ rights to make their own health care decisions.”
II. On August 12, 2012, while on “Face the Nation” Stephanie Cutter, Obama Deputy Campaign Manager, admits that Obama cut $700 Billion from Medicare:
III. Head of Media Matters released an opposition research book on Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan to be used by main stream media outlets:
On August 13, 2012, it was revealed that David Brock, head of the progressive, left-wing media “watchdog” group Media Matters released an opposition research book on Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan through Brock’s super PAC American Bridge 21st Century, which contains detailed marching orders for the media to follow regarding Representative Ryan. Media Matters just happens to be funded by Mr. George Soros.
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IV. CNN Anchor caught reading directly from Talking Points Memo:
On August 14, 2012, it was revealed that CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien had been caught reading from a printout by the left-leaning Talking Points Memo titled “The Myth Of Paul Ryan The Bipartisan Leader” on air when she was talking with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, who is a senior adviser for the Mitt Romney campaign.
What concerns me about the above articles and/or blog posts and video is that there seems to be proof that: 1) Representative Ryan’s plan actually saves Medicare while Obamacare destroys it by sweeping over $700 billion from Medicare to pay for it, which will rob today’s seniors of the choices they now have under the current Medicare program; and 2) the main stream media is following marching orders that are coming from the head of Media Matters as a means of accomplishing Health Care For America Now’s goals that just happen to be one piece of Mr. Soros’ overall anti-American agenda, which are meticulously outlined below:
The following website reveals Health Care for America Now (HCAN), which is a George Soros funded organization that was established in early 2009, and describes itself as a “national grassroots campaign of more than 1,000 organizations in 46 states representing 30 million people” who believe that “our government’s responsibility is to guarantee quality affordable health care for everyone in America and it must play a central role in regulating, financing, and providing health coverage …” Specifically, HCAN supports a “single payer” model where the federal government would be in charge of financing and administering the entire U.S. healthcare system.
HCAN’s strategy is to achieve such a system incrementally, first by implementing “the public option”—i.e., a government insurance agency to “compete” with private insurers, so that Americans will be “no longer at the mercy of the private insurance industry.” Because such a government agency would not need to show a profit in order to remain in business, and because it could tax and regulate its private competitors in whatever fashion it pleased, this “public option” would soon force private insurers out of the industry.
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean announced HCAN’s mission on the first night of the annual “America’s Future Now!” conference hosted in June 2009 by the Campaign for America’s Future, where Dean pledged to spend up to $82 million to advance the cause of socialized medicine.
Effective at mobilizing large numbers of demonstrators who share its healthcare ideals, HCAN rallied 15,000 people in Washington, DC in April 2009, another 10,000 there in June 2009, and—in collaboration with the Maine People’s Alliance—hundreds more in three Maine cities the month after that. In addition to organizing and funding local demonstrations such as these, HCAN devoted significant financial resources to such initiatives as advertising in regional and national television and print media, and to establishing a major presence in the new media world of the Internet, blogs, and text messaging.
Most of HCAN’s component organizations have no experience or expertise in health care, and virtually all have received large, tax-exempt grants from leftist billionaire financiers like George Soros and Teresa Heinz Kerry. The public demonstrations for health-care reform that HCAN has organized are largely Soros-financed operations. In August 2009, Soros pledged $5 million to HCAN.
The HCAN Steering Committee is composed of the following organizations: ACORN; the AFL-CIO; the AFSCME; the American Federation of Teachers; Americans United for Change; the Campaign for America’s Future; the Center for American Progress Action Fund; the Campaign for Community Change (the so-called “action center” of the Center for Community Change); the Children’s Defense Fund Action Council; the Communications Workers of America; the United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW); MoveOn.org; the NAACP; the National Council of La Raza; the National Education Association; the National Women’s Law Center; the Service Employees International Union (SEIU); the United Food and Commercial Workers Union; USAction; Women’s Voices, Women’s Vote; and Working America.
On or about August 9, 2011 and November 18, 2011, I wrote to your office and shared the following websites with you that revealed Mr. Soros’ personal and professional/political background, his agendas, which I honestly found to be anti-American, his establishment of the Open Society Institute (OSI) in 1979 and was one of the prime movers in the creation of the so-called “Shadow Democratic Party” or “Shadow Party” in 2003:
Guide To The George Soros Network:
In this same letters I also provided you with the following websites that revealed that Mr. Soros was one of your major political campaign contributors, along with the shared agendas of Mr. Soros and President Obama:
The Shared Agendas of George Soros and Barack Obama!
The Obama-Soros Connection!
Much to my dismay to date I have not received a response from you regarding this disturbing matter, which truly concerns me because, as I mentioned to you in my previous letters, I have honestly become extremely concerned about what this information revealed about Mr. Soros’ agendas, along with your voting record that seemed to be in line with some of those agendas that I consider, in part or as a whole, to be anti-American.
My main purpose and/or reason for sharing all of the above information with you is simply to get your feedback as to the validity of the information, which I truly hope and pray is misinformation for the sake of our state and, most important, our Country/Republic.
As a Veteran I’ve always prided myself as being intelligent, level headed and normally don’t listen to conspiracies, but my gut tells me that something reeks.
Please feel free to contact me at my email or home address should you have any questions regarding my request.
I look forward to hearing from you regarding this disturbing matter.
Thank you again for all you continue to do for our Veterans, our state and our country.
God Bless You and God Bless America.
Jake L. Martinez
Automatic Electronic Response Received From Senator Udall’s Office Regarding My Email Above:
Thank you for your message!
I look forward to reviewing your comments and questions.
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