Paid for by the Michigan Republican Party with regulated funds. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee. Michigan Republican Party Secchia-Weiser Michigan Republican Center
520 Seymour St.
Lansing, MI 48933
The Michigan Republican Party Taxpayer's Check travels to Saginaw where Anuzis reminds voters in this political swing area that there is an alternative to the tax and spend policies of Michigan Democrats.
On Michigan Matters, Anuzis takes on socialized health care plans proposed by Governor Granholm and Senator Hillary Clinton, saying that government should never come before patients and their doctors.
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We as Republicans believe that access to quality, affordable, patient-focused healthcare for all Americans makes sense.
Patients should be at the center of their own health care decisions.
Cuban-style healthcare like Clinton and Granholm advocate would be a disaster.
Families need to know they can leave their employer and start a new business, stay home with their family, or change jobs to pursue new challenges and opportunities without risking their health care coverage.
We need to show greater compassion by making sure that the federal government doesn’t stand between patients and their doctors. Every year, federal bureaucrats deny tens of thousands of patients with terminal cancer access to the newest and most promising experimental drugs. That’s wrong.
We need to move to a system of prevention rather than intervention. As Ben Franklin said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
We should increase the number of people who have private insurance, stop forcing it to be government or employer dominated and make it tax deductible.
The bottom line is Republicans believe we need a patient focused, price and quality transparent, knowledge and prevention based, outcome focused healthcare system that provides greater choice and control to the individual patient.
You know, if you really want to fix the healthcare system, I’ve got a solution. Either give every American the same kind of health care that Congress has, or make Congress have the same kind of health care that every American has. Under that scenario they’d get it fixed—and fast.
On Michigan Matters, Chairman Anuzis takes on Governor Granholm and Democrats in the Michigan Legislature for passing the largest tax increase in Michigan's history without significantly reforming state government.
WRITTEN TEXT OF THE COMMENTARY:
Only weeks after Governor Granholm and the Democrats shoved through the largest tax increase in Michigan’s history, our state is still at risk without addressing the structural reforms needed to turn Michigan around.
We need to fight for economic policies that benefit American families: to lower the tax burden on families and job creators; to eliminate the waste of taxpayers money and to address the long-term structural fiscal problems we face.
At a time when families are burdened by rising mortgage rates, crushing debt and spiraling healthcare expenses, it is simply immoral for politicians to take even more out of your paycheck, especially when millions are being wasted in Lansing and Washington.
There are a lot of people working harder than ever and they are staying even at best. But their cost of healthcare, their cost of fuel, their cost of college education means that no matter how hard they have worked, they’re not quite making it to the next level.
Michigan Republicans are fighting for real structural reforms that guarantee the best use of our taxpayer’s dollars. We want patient-focused healthcare, not Cuban style healthcare proposed by Granholm & Clinton.
And what is the best thing we could do for our children? Well, we could try not to make the same mistake as much of the rest of the Western world has and avoid bequeathing the next generation a system of unsustainable entitlements that turns the entire nation into a giant Ponzi scheme.
We believe people are entitled to keep as much a share of their hard-earned money as possible, while maintaining essential government functions and services. Therefore, the primary responsibility of politicians is to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent carefully and responsibly. Politics as usual is a luxury we can no longer afford. Lansing, are you listening?