08-20-2009, 06:04 PM
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Texas Senator John Cornyn Advanced Socialism......
On his web site Senator John Senator Cornyn brags about the following. Every item is socialistic.
* Helped create a Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit for Seniors: Senator Cornyn was a strong supporter of the Medicare Prescription Dug, Improvement and Modernization Act, which, for the first time, provided Medicare beneficiaries with a prescription drug benefit and expanded health plan options..: United States Senator John Cornyn, Texas :: Issue Statements :.
* Supports the Expansion of Health Savings Accounts: Original cosponsor of legislation to expand the availability and flexibility of health savings accounts in order to give individuals greater control over their health care expenditures.
* Fighting for Texas Small Business Health Plans: Cosponsored the Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization Act, which would allow small businesses in Texas, and around the country, to join together nationally to sponsor affordable health insurance plans for their workers.
* Promoting Health in the Workplace: Introduced bipartisan legislation in the 110th and 111th Congress to encourage better, healthier lifestyles in the workforce. The Workforce Health Improvement Program (WHIP) Act would correct an inequity in the tax code, allowing employers to deduct the cost of both on and off-site fitness centers on a pre-tax basis.
* Leading Efforts to Curb Youth Smoking and Address Health Costs: Introduced bipartisan legislation, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, that will give the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate tobacco products in order to keep tobacco manufacturers from enticing young people to smoke and to assist current smokers in quitting. In the state of Texas alone, in 2004, taxpayers spent a total of $5.831 billion in medical expenses and a total of $1.62 billion in direct Medicaid costs to pay for smoking-related illnesses.
* Strengthening Patient Safety: Strong supporter of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act, which created and implements a voluntary system of medical error reporting, so that preventable medical errors are identified and actions can be taken to ensure that they do not re-occur. This reporting is critical to efforts to ensure patient safety and improve the quality of patient care.
The legitimate object of government is to do for the people whatever they need to have done.
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