NY-19′s incumbent Rep. casts another deciding vote down the path to socialism
Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) today criticized New York’s 19th congressional district’s incumbent Representative for his vote to pass HR 3962, the Democratic health care plan that experts are calling a deficit-busting, job-killing taxpayer boondoggle rife with steep cuts to Medicare, billions in new taxes and fees, and a public plan that heads down a path of single-payer socialized medicine.
The Bill passed the House late Saturday despite intensive opposition from the Republicans.
“The American people shouted ‘stop’ at the top of their lungs,” Ball said. “Constituents in this district drove 300 miles to Washington on Thursday only to find John Hall’s door closed, coupled with his complete unwillingness to hear their serious concerns for their families and for their country.”
This is not the first time the incumbent Congressman from NY-19 has towed Nancy Pelosi’s line to cast his vote for a controversial measure even as he represents a traditionally center-right district. This past July, he voted in favor of the cap and tax bill opposed overwhelmingly by his constituency.
Ball has called for specific, bi-partisan Health Care reforms, but says this bill does not accomplish those reforms.
“We need immediate health care reform that includes standing up to the insurance lobby,” Ball said. “But we do not need to replace that insurance lobby with government bureaucrats and socialized medicine.”