Nomination of Patricia M. Wald to Be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Boardby Senator Mike Lee
Posted on 2013-12-11
LEE. Mr. President, in Utah I have a program that I call the
Mobile Office. It is a way for many of my constituents, many of whom
live some distance from my two offices in the State, to meet with
members of my staff in order to discuss various concerns they have with
the Federal Government, concerns that arise from their interaction with
any of various Federal programs and agencies. It allows us to help
these constituents, and it provides vital information that I can use to
better represent them back here in Washington.
At one meeting in Davis County, a man attended who wanted to tell us about his experience with ObamaCare. He owns two small food stores and a 7-Eleven. He is also an immigrant, having come to the United States just 12 years ago to seek a better life for himself and for his family. He gives back to his community. He contributes to his economy and provides jobs for people who live in his town. Now ObamaCare is threatening all of that. His insurance premiums for his family are going to be rising by $200 a month. This cost will destabilize his personal finances and may well force him to make cutbacks or to let some of his employees go.
These are the real human costs of ObamaCare. It is not what the President promised, and it is turning out to be an absolute, unmitigated disaster for families all across this country. It is time to start over and develop a health care system that works for everyone.
I yield the floor.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Georgia.