Thursday, November 5, 2009
Michele Bachmann - 'Kill the Bill' Protest set for today
Republicans Try to Rally Resistance to Health Care Bill, as House Vote Nears
FOXNews.com | November 05, 2009
With health care reform tracking toward a possible vote in the House Saturday, Republicans are making a last-ditch bid to derail or at least delay the legislation by bringing public pressure to the steps of Congress.
The GOP is organizing a "House Call" Thursday afternoon on Capitol Hill, where they plan to rally constituents concerned about the implications of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bill. Republicans are calling on those who attend to corner, politely, their elected representatives in Congress and put pressure on them to think twice about voting for the more than $1 trillion health care overhaul.
Republicans are looking to reprise the kind of grassroots resistance that boiled up during the August recess at town hall meetings across the country. That resistance seemed to temper Democrats' ambitions for health care reform and just about dash any hope for passing a government-run insurance plan as part of the package -- but just a few months later, both the House and Senate have included so-called public options in their bills.