Webb, Warner refuse meeting with Richmond Tea Partyon October 15th, 2009 at 9:46 pm
Our friends with the Richmond Tea Party collected 6,000 signatures on a petition rejecting a greater federal government role in health care. The wording of the petition was simple:
We the People of Virginia demand that the Federal Government remain within its Constitutional boundaries on health care. We reject any of the following: Government-run health insurance; One-size government-dictated package of health benefits; New job-killing mandates on employers; Federal medical mandates that violate State Sovereignty; Requirement on individuals to buy medical insurance coverage; Federal institution that controls private health insurance; Government intrusion into our medical privacy; Taxpayer dollars for euthanasia, or life ending services; Medical coverage for illegal immigrants at taxpayer expense.
When they requested brief meetings with their representative and Senators, the request was denied. Wonder what 6,000 signatures look like end-to-end? Watch the video.