Apparently Ryan Hobart doesn’t know where his bread is buttered. In an article about Peter Kinder’s patriotic effort to push back at the Federal Government’s unconstitutional requirements in the Health Care Bill (HR3590), Hobart protests that Kinder hasn’t released the names of the donors to his effort since the state is not footing the bill.
As you know Democrat Governor Nixon is too busy in the Cape Girardeau area spending more travel dollars (than anyone else) touting the Autism legislation (disappointing in my opinion) that passed in Missouri. Obviously, selling bad bills (after they have already passed) is the new Democrat milieu. And, Chris Koster, Democrat, isn’t looking out for Missourians who overwhelmingly favor free market principles over the government control of the Health Care sector. Remember too that Obama couldn’t beat the pathetic campaign of McCain in Missouri.
So, Kinder is lining up donors to pay for the effort Health Care push-back. In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article, Hobart complains…
“For months he has refused to disclose his donors. Missourians deserve to know if Peter Kinder is allowing his office to be subsidized by the insurance industry and its lobbyists or candidates who want this law repealed. Instead, up to this point, all of that information has been hidden from the public, even though Lieutenant Governor Kinder is using state resources to publicize his actions,” Hobart said.
Hobart forgets that the evil Insurance companies and their lobbyists saw their stock prices go UP after the enactment of HR3590. And, in 2008, 2009, and 2010, when the Insurance and HMO sectors made a sharp increase in the amount donated to Democrats vs. Republicans, we know that the Democrats had a bill to pay. And did they! They gave the Insurance giants an enormous pool of ‘required’ customers by unconstitutionally mandating that all Americans buy insurance or pay fines. And seriously, Hobart’s going to tell us that the Insurance Companies are going to support Kinder’s effort which might remove 30,000,000 new customers that the Democrats just gave them?!?!
Mr. Hobart might want to think about those little facts before he complains about the financiers of Kinder’s efforts. Maybe he just grabbed is 2006 Democrat talking points instead of the ones from 2010.
A journalist might have also asked for the list of ‘state resources’ that Kinder is using ‘to publicize his actions’, but I digress.
Check 2006 – 2010 changes in Contributions by HMOs and Insurance Companies here.
Kinder’s Web Site: Health Care In Action