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An open letter to Congressman Tom Marino

Rep. Tom Marino
Rep. Marino,

I encourage you and the other House Republicans to end the stalemate with the Senate. I'm a Republican voter and I know that this is political grandstanding more so than effective governing.

I agree with Republicans on two issues. The health care act will increase in overall health care spending, and the healthcare acts should not be mandatory. However, they are law, removing funding will simply pass the costs on to the recipient.

The real implications of government shut down are far worse. As Republican voter, I ask that you help put a stop to this idiocy. It's not good for the American people, nor is it what the majority of Republicans want.

As a small business owner, health care reform affects my employees. I have a responsibility to provide for my employees and their families. Delaying the health care reform will name two of my three employees will continue to go without appropriate health care insurance for another 12 months.

I urge you to continue fighting against mandatory participation. Automobile insurance is mandatory for the privilege of driving a car. However, health insurance should not be mandatory for the privilege of being alive.

My belief, however, is that most Americans want the option of government-backed health coverage.

Jason Tweed

Relevant Links:
Marino statement on Senate CR maintaining Obamacare funding

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