Dr. Becky Hollibaugh of Friend, Nebraska sent her open letter to Senator Ben Nelson to Michelle Malkin for publication. Here is a portion:
Dear Senator Nelson:
I send this message under “Tort Reform” because the current
monstrosity you have pledged your support to says nothing whatsoever
about Tort Reform. You have sold the physicians of Nebraska for zilch
(zilch for us, but beaucoup federal bucks for you and the liberal
partisans in this state). As a family practice physician in Small Town,
Nebraska, I was counting on you to be the lone voice of Democratic
sanity on this issue, but you sold me out. I will dedicate
every spare minute of my time and every spare dollar I have to defeating you, should you run for re-election….
Thank you, Ben, for forcing doctors like me to earn less than
the repairmen who fix our appliances. Case in point: We recently had
our dishwasher fixed. The repairman who came to our house charged $65
just to come and ‘diagnose’ the problem, then charged another $180 to
‘fix’ the problem. You and your fellow lawmakers have fixed MY going
rate (Medicare) at $35 per-visit. Thank you for securing such a
‘lucrative’ rate for me! Thank you so much for making me–someone with 8
years of education!–make less than a mechanic or appliance repair
technichian. And thanks especially for falling in line with Obama and
the rest of the Democrats to make such a socialist system permanent.
You have my disgust and disdain forever, you socialist-coddling coward.
Read the entire letter at Malkin’s.