March 31, 2015
Akron, OH – Tom Zawistowski, President of the Ohio Citizens PAC, spoke out today against the hypocrisy of the left with its unwarranted and ill-informed attacks on Indiana and Religious Freedom. Zawistowski said “The media knows, and the facts prove, that the largest group being discriminated against in America today are Christians and Jews. Not Muslims, not blacks, not gays – Christians and Jews. They are being unfairly stereotyped as haters and bigots and the source of discrimination in America. They are being forced out of our schools, our government and our universities by anti-American extremists on the left. It is Muslims who discriminate against women and gays, it is blacks who’s hate for white police officers are being stoked by fabricated untruths about Ferguson and other cases, it is gays who want to force their life style on Christians and take away their 1st Amendment right to Religious Freedom. We applaud the Indiana Legislature and Governor for defending Religious Freedom because it is under attack.”
Zawistowski continued by saying “The symbol of justice is a scale. It signifies that there must be a balance between the rights of one group, or one person, and another. The Indiana law strikes that balance, that is what the outrages the left and the media. The Indiana law does not discriminate against gays or anyone else, it does “Restore” the fact the Religious Freedom is a fundamental right not to be infringed by other rights. The radical regressive left doesn’t want equal rights, it wants to dominate other citizens, to force people to do what “they” say – and they do it by claiming that the opposite is true. This tactic is right out of “rules for radicals” and the media is either complicit or foolish enough to buy the lie. We are not. Gays and the anti-American left are the bullies and the hypocrites and the bigots – not Christians and Jews.”
Zawistowski concluded by saying “Apple’s gay CEO Tim Cook threatens the people of Indiana for not doing what he wants them to do against there will, but he sells Apple products in Russian and China and Saudi Arabia where they kill gays just for being gay – how disengenuous. The NCAA can litterally use black youth as slaves to earn them billions in profits without giving the vast majority of them even an education, and then have the gall to speak down to the people of Indiana about descrimination. The NAACP can shout the lie “Hands Up Dont’s Shoot” and claim “Black Lives Matter” then do nothing about the black-on-black genocide in our American cities. Connecticut’s despicable Governor can attack the new Indiana law knowing full well that his state has an even tougher Religious Freedom law because for the left truth does not matter, only forcing their will on others matters. This is not about gay rights at all, this is about using gays as a tool to destroy religion in America so that all citizens must answer to the state, not a higher power. We will not be bullied. We will not give up our rights. We will not believe your lies. We will defend our rights, and the right of all Americans, to practice our religion in public and in our daily lives. God bless America and God bless Governor Pence and the good people of Indiana. All true Americans stand with you.”
March 7, 2014
Speaker John Boehner
House office Building # H-232
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Speaker Boehner,
I am writing to you today to express our organization’s concerns about possible changes to the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. One of the rare entitlement programs that is structured to embrace free market principles, Part D successfully serves seniors – including the truly needy and many members and/or relatives of the TEA Party movement in our state. As you well know, after more than a decade of operation costs, Part D costs 45% less than was projected when it was enacted. Average monthly premiums paid by seniors have remained well below projections and have remained stable for a number of years. That’s an excellent record. One that should not be changed.
The failed Obamacare program has Democrats searching for new ways to extort money from taxpayers and it is our understanding that they would like to eliminate the free-market elements of the Medicare Part D program and replace them with more government controls. Again government wanting to pick winners and losers among the insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies – all at a higher cost to seniors. Our organization is asking you to defend the free market and our conservative values by making sure no changes to Medicare Part D are inserted into any future budget plan. This is not an area that is open to “compromise.” Let’s focus on fixing federal programs that are broken instead of breaking programs that actually work.
Thomas R. Zawistowski
Ohio Citizens PAC
I am concerned about Team Obama wanting to change Medicare’s Prescription Drug Program known as Medicare Part D. One of the rare entitlement programs that is structured to embrace free market principles, Part D successfully serves seniors – including the truly needy. Yet after more than a decade of operation costs, Part D costs 45% less than was projected when it was enacted. Average monthly premiums paid by seniors have remained well below projection and have remained stable for a number of years. That’s an amazing record for ANY federal program!
I know that many of our Liberty Group members have benefited from Medicare Part D. When my Mother-in-Law was in her last years it really helped with her medications.
Part D’s free market model is simple. Competing insurance companies have designed a variety of plans from which seniors can choose. Each plan offers different benefits at different price points and with different co-pays. Seniors have real choice and can select a plan that serves their individual needs.
Each plan has an incentive to offer good quality and a fair price to seniors. If they do not, seniors will choose another company. The insurance companies in turn have an economic incentive to drive the best bargain they can with the drug manufacturers, thus holding down the cost of prescription drugs.This free-market structure has been extremely effective.
But proponents of big government say – we cannot have that – we have to get government more involved. That’s why the Obama Administration wants to interfere in the free market negotiations between plans and drug manufacturers which we know will undermine the program. Likewise, proposals to impose “rebates,” which are essentially tax increases, threaten Part D’s success.
We need to defend the free market principles in Medicare Part D. I am asking you and members of your group to join me, and other conservatives around the country, in keeping the Obama Administration from messing with Medicare Part D. If you use Medicare Part D, or have a parent or other relative that does, and want to help me defend it please click on this link to find out what you can do to help. I would greatly appreciate it!
You can find out more about this issues at these links:
• The Heartland Institute has setup this webpage
• Americans for Prosperity
• Heritage Institute provided this report
• Daily Caller