“Doc Fix” Heading to the President

 

 

Last night, the United States Senate passed the legislation to amend the “doc fix.”

This bipartisan, bicameral legislation is now heading to the White House and is expected to be signed by the President.

 

From: Poliquin, Press

Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:43 PM
To: Poliquin, Press
Subject: Preserving and Protecting Medicare

 

 

Preserving and Protecting Medicare

 

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation, with strong bipartisan support, to help strengthen Medicare. This legislation will stop a 21% cut to reimbursement rates for doctors who see Medicare patients that would have occurred on March 31. These cuts would have negatively impacted Mainers who rely on these Medicare services. Congressman Bruce Poliquin released the following statement:

 

“For the last decade, Washington has kicked this can down the road and left Maine seniors who rely on Medicare services uncertain of whether or not they will receive care each year. That’s an irresponsible way to govern and it’s unfairly burdening our Second District seniors and medical practitioners.

 

“It’s imperative for Congress to protect and preserve Medicare and make it more accessible for our seniors. The Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act provides the first-step in preserving and protecting Medicare for our seniors. This bill will repeal the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and provide better access to health care for our seniors while helping our taxpayers save money.

 

“While this bill is not perfect, it’s an important pathway to allow seniors to continue to see their trusted doctors by making Medicare more accessible and strengthen Medicare for future generations.”

His Own Rules

 

Mike Michaud has come out publicly in favor of gay marriage.  This is stunning for a couple of reasons.  First, that the mouse of the Second District would have a public statement on any issue of any significance is surprising in its own revelation.  Second, that this Representative would make a stand so divergent from the views of the District he represents is downright appalling.  It begs the question, does Mr. Michaud understand the premise of representative government, or, does this statement come on the not so gentle heels, literally, of his D.C. master, Nancy Pelosi?

In the last of the enumerable challenges and attacks on traditional marriage in this State, the Second District averaged between 65 to 75% against gay marriage with some precincts tallying 80% of the vote against the redefining of marriage.   Mike Michaud has no respect for the wishes of his constituents but, instead, caters and cows to the demands of those who hold his political leash.  His opponent, Kevin Raye, has taken his stand with traditional marriage, in keeping with the views of those he wishes to represent.

Like the rest of his Party, from the President on down through Angus King until somehow it finds the wallflower of Maine, Mike Michaud has followed the liberal mantra that the people must be accountable to the agenda rather than the agenda accountable to the people.  Maine’s own shrinking violet continues to support this President whose taxpayer funded extravagant lifestyle has cost U.S. taxpayers four times what it cost the Brits to support the Royal Family.  The lies and cover-up by this President and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton have caused even Democrats to call for an investigation into the criminal negligence that cost our foreign diplomats their lives.

Angus King, Lord of Stealth and Maine’s former scenic vistas, has come unhinged that there are trackers following him.  But he has his own tracker that follows Charlie Summers around.  Speaking of unhinged, after making a surprise visit to the Republican Headquarters in Dover-Foxcroft where he shook my hand and asked me to take the rest of the election off (that is kind of funny…take the rest of….ahem…), he was not so humorous with a young teenage girl (TMCV reports, after meeting the young lady, she is not a teenager but a lovely young lady of 23.  Our mistake.)who volunteers at the Center Theatre a few store fronts down the way.  When the young lady politely declined to be in the photo-op with King, Maine’s own tax subsidized monarch angrily berated her in front of all the theatre volunteers present, trying to shame her into compliance with his wishes.  It’s really shameful.

And while we are on the topic of shameful, I just climbed Bigelow Mountain with my two boys. This of course was not shameful. It was a wonderful experience except for the fact that I had to explain to my sons that beyond those twirling white behemoths to the northwest of Flagstaff Lake was once a beautiful mountain range.  Now, that’s shameful Mr. King.  Your selfish agenda is more important than the lasting beauty of Maine.  The Maine Conservative Voice supports industry and progress but not to the detriment of the grandeur of this great State.  What’s Mike Michaud’s stance on that….just wondering?

But the question now is to the voters of the Second District.  Will you support a Representative such as Mike Michaud who completely disallows your convictions and core beliefs with his public statements?  This man will continue his flippant disregard for the residents of rural Maine unless he is punished at the voting booth.  That is our job!  This man has voted against funding our troops while they are in battle, in harm’s way.  He has stood against job creating policies that would help mill workers of this region, and now, he has publicly renounced the belief system of the majority of the people he represents.  How can we give this man our seal of approval for his poor and shoddy job performance?  Some may say that he brings in financial support for memorial and local projects.  My fellow residents, I question whether we should sell our votes to this man for his financial gifts, which seem to only come right before election times.  And have we taken the time to realize that another legislator could bring those same grants for local projects and memorials, yet vote the right way, vote in a way that represents the core beliefs of the great people of the Second District.  We can do better, much better than Mike Michaud