False comments

I found Rep. Tom Marino’s comments on his position of Obamacare and the government shutdown very humorous and wholly false. In a letter to Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor dated 8-21/2013, Tom Marino and 79 other Tea Party Republicans vowed to end Obamacare, stated clearly, “we urge you to affirmatively de-fund the implementation and enforcement of Obamacare in any relevant appropriations bill brought to the House floor in the 113th Congress, including any continuing appropriations bill.”

“Marino said although he voted with his leadership, his position was against bringing Obamacare into this political battle.”. Really? The letter, to which he was a signatory, shows that statement to be wrong. The letter also states. “We look forward to collaborating to defund one of the largest grievances in our time and to restore patient-centered healthcare in America.”

So, Rep. Marino, which one of you are we to believe? The one that was a signatory on the letter that many analysts see as a key component for the government shutdown or the person quoted in the October 18th Sun Gazette. A person who doesn’t believe all of Obamacare is bad and it wasn’t his fault in any way. Clearly, these are two very different realities. Facts are facts.

His true ideology is the complete elimination of Obamacare, including keeping your kids on your insurance until 26 years of age, at any cost. He can say what he wants, but the letter to the House leadership speaks volumes.

Facts are facts, Rep. Marino, please stick to them.

Scott Knyrim


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