Angela Hicks Signs “Repeal It” Pledge

8th District Candidate will fight to undo federal health care takeover

MACON, GA- Republican Candidate for Congress Angela Hicks today announced she has signed the Club for Growth’s “Repeal It” pledge.  Hicks signed the pledge on the day following a final vote on the House of Representative’s massive health care reform bill over the objections of the American people.

“The people of the 8th District deserved more than just a vote against this health care legislation.  We needed a representative that would stand up and fight against it,” said Angela Hicks.  “Now, our only option is to elect a new majority to Congress that will undo this overreaching, job-killing legislation.  I pledge that I will not only work to overturn this health care disaster but also to present free-market solutions that will truly reform the system.”

The pledge can be found at www.repealit.org, and the text of the pledge follows:

I hereby pledge to the people of my district upon my election to the U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Senate, to sponsor and support legislation to repeal any federal health care takeover passed in 2010, and replace it with real reforms that lower health care costs without growing government.Hicks continues to emerge as a solid conservative voice for Republicans in the 8th District.  In addition to a growing grassroots network, Hicks has earned the support of State Senator Ross Tolleson, her campaign’s Honorary Chairman, State Representative Allen Peake, and two previous Republican nominees from Middle Georgia, General Rick Goddard and Calder Clay.

To learn more about Angela, please visit www.AngelaHicks2010.com.

A native of Twiggs County, Angela Hicks received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and MBA from Georgia College and State University. She has started two small businesses including her most recent venture STUFF IT, a mobile storage company in Macon.  Angela and her husband Ricky have two children, Harbor and Bailey, 16-year-old twins.  Since 1996, they also have served as foster parents to over 20 infants awaiting adoption.  The Hicks are members of Ingleside Baptist where Angela is a Sunday School Leader.

28 comments

  1. nearwoodstock says:

    I’m thinking the same as oomp. I guess you all can take turns posting all the other outraged candidate press releases now.

  2. AubieTurtle says:

    Repeal it when? Unless my math is off, the Republicans could win every Senate seat up for election this year and still be a good margin short of being able to override Obama’s veto. Angela can’t do anything in the House that will cause this law to be repealed should she get elected in 2010. Now 2012, that’s a different story but running on an impossible promise in 2010 makes her… well, oh heck, it makes her a typical politician. Move along folks, nothing to see here.

  3. Progressive Dem says:

    I don’t know why the GOP continues to overplay their hand.

    Throughout the last few days, Republicans continue to state that Congress is ignoring the American public’s views about healthcare. A CNN poll today shows that 59% of American voters disapprove of the HCR bill and 39% approve of it. However, of the people opposing the bill 13% oppose it because it isn’t liberal enough. In other words these people favor the government reforming healthcare and they want a more robust solution, probably with single payer or a public option. When you add these 13% to the 39% of Americans who favor the bill, the poll indicates that a majority of Americans want healthcare reform. Moreover when asked who do you trust more to handle major changes in the country’s healthcare system Barak Obama or the Republicans in Congress, the respondents chose Obama 51% over the GOP at 39%.

    To believe that that the GOP is going to be able to repeal this vote is tin hat land. The Democrats hold 81 more seats in the House. They have 18 more seats in the Senate. Even if the GOP gets a bill to the floor, passage is impossible and then there is a presidential veto waiting. After the midterms, and the GOP makes gains, it is very unlikely they’ll have a majority in either chamber. Again passage is nearly impossible and the veto awaits it.

    If you are thinking about the presidential race, consider that Obama won with an 8 million vote margin. The only candidates that exceeded 8 million vote margins were LBJ, Nixon and Reagan when they won as incumbents. Obama is going to be a very tough candidate to beat. Watch the bounce he gets from this passage.

    As people realize that the Earth is still spinning and the world doesn’t collapse after passage, the bill will gain in approval. It will gain as the provisions kick in that eliminate the donut hole, as the tax credits kick-in for small business offering insurance, as the rescissions are stopped, as Medicare stays solvent, as people change jobs without the fear of losing insurance. Every day that passes, more Americans will benefit from this bill, and it will not be repealed.

    Since Obama’s election the GOP has been escalating the rhetoric and heading towards a larger crash. We see examples evidence of the rhetoric: a Congressman shouting, “You lie”; Obama is a Marxist; comparisons to Hugo Chavez, Stalin, Mao; racial epitaphs shouted at John Lewis (a hero to most Americans); slurs hurled at Barney Frank; Baby Killer shouted at Bart Stupak; insults shouted at a Hispanic Congressman. The result is of the heightened rhetoric is delusional conspiracies (watch Glen Beck for 5 minutes); the birth certificate; international conspiracies; closet Muslim; socialist conspiracies; secret plans and hidden agendas.

    Now the GOP must face defeat on the Health Care Reform – just as they must face defeat on losing the White House, the House and the Senate. They are a minority party. John McCain says there will be no cooperation for the rest of the year. That’s a recipe for gridlock and a failure of leadership. The American public will see that failure of leadership, the radical sky is falling rhetoric, and the crazy delusional theories and it will relegate the GOP as irrelevant. It’s time to walk back the rheoric and start to participate in governing.

    • ByteMe says:

      John McCain says there will be no cooperation for the rest of the year.

      Yeah, that threat lasted all of a couple of minutes….

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      http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?contentBlockId=64a9745a-c068-4e68-a33e-34e09f70e8f4

  4. WTF? I’ve got about 20 more “outraged candidate” emails sitting in my inbox. I can cut-n-paste those to the Tipline, if you guys would like to front-page them too just 24 hours after you said you wouldn’t.

  5. I bet anyone a $$$$Gozillion Dollars, that if the GOP ever returns to power and control they will not repeal this…. but saying it might get you on the “now I’ve found liberty since we’re in the minority” Sean Hannity show.

    • Hi Dan,

      I bet anyone a $$$$Gozillion Dollars, that if the GOP ever returns to power and control they will not repeal this

      We both know that will be the price of a cup of coffee in a couple of more years. 🙂 Invest now in whatever company makes the ink for printing dollars.

      Anyway, I hope you’re wrong. We had better repeal it!

      And while I’m at it –

      GOOD FOR ANGELA HICKS FOR MAKING THAT PLEDGE!

        • Hi ByteMe,

          Are you sure I’m smarter than that? There are days I question it myself. 🙂

          Even if it’s 2013, which is the most reasonable date, then the pledge still holds.

          “Benefits” don’t start until 2014, so 2013 is the possibility I’m hoping for. I know we disagree, but for the record, my concerns about the health care package are real, not just politics.

          • ByteMe says:

            I understand you think they’re real, but we’ve had open threads on it and you haven’t expressed those fears so far … at least not further than party-line political stuff. Enlighten us with your fears and we’ll either all be afraid together or maybe we’ll get more information out there to allay those fears. BB and I have had some good discussions on this. I don’t expect to change his mind, but I do expect that we’ll both be smarter by the end of the conversation.

            There’s a real bill now! We can talk facts and not suppositions or conjecture.

          • benevolus says:

            And we can start right here:
            ““Benefits” don’t start until 2014”. Not so.

            Within the first year
            • Young adults will be able stay on their parents’ insurance until their 27th birthday.

            • Seniors will get a $250 rebate to help fill the “doughnut hole” in Medicare prescription drug coverage.

            • Insurers will be barred from imposing exclusions on children with pre-existing conditions.

            • Insurers will not be able to rescind policies to avoid paying medical bills when a person becomes ill.

            • Lifetime limits on benefits and restrictive annual limits will be prohibited.

            • New plans must provide coverage for preventive services without co-pays.

            • A temporary reinsurance program will help offset costs of coverage for companies that provide early retiree health benefits for those ages 55 to 64.

            • A 10 percent tax will be imposed on amounts paid for indoor tanning services on or after July 1.

            • Businesses with fewer than 50 employees will get tax credits covering 35 percent of their health care premiums.

            http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/03/23/health.care.timeline/index.html?hpt=T1

            • kyleinatl says:

              Most importantly, the Federal High Risk Pool starts in 90 days.

              The CLASS Act starts in 2011.

              The FDA can now approve generic versions of biological therapies.

              Pretty good stuff.

              • Interesting. I wasn’t even aware of the Federal High Risk Pool program starting in 90 days… and even now I’m having a hard time Googling any links with substantive information about it.

                It’s REALLY difficult to find worthwhile material on this entire subject. Most of the posts on Peach Pundit seem to be crazy people babbling about nationalization and killing Grandma. The mainstream media only talks about the personalities and horse race stuff, with an occasional bare bones bullet-point list on the actual substance. Are there any decent “grown up” sites that simply lay this stuff out in a plain way without all the armageddon spin?

                • ByteMe says:

                  If there was, it would be crashing from all the Armageddon and death panel comments. Crazy is the new “normal”.

                  • ByteMe says:

                    My understanding was that rescission elimination was immediate along with no pre-existing conditions for children. That expands to no pre-existing conditions for all after the mandate and exchanges are in place in 2014 (they need to be tied together for cost reasons).

                    • Republican Lady says:

                      Did you watch Channel 2 news tonight? In reporting, one of the anchors said a loophole was found regarding children with preexisting conditions that could be used to hold out on those kids until 2014. I didn’t hear the entire piece, did you?

                    • ByteMe says:

                      I try not to watch local TV news, sorry.

                      Did look it up. Here’s the money quote:

                      “To ensure that there is no ambiguity on this point, the secretary of HHS is preparing to issue regulations next month making it clear that the term ‘pre-existing exclusion’ applies to both a child’s access to a plan and his or her benefits once he or she is in the plan for all plans newly sold in this country six months from today,” HHS spokesman Nick Papas said.

    • ByteMe says:

      Let’s make sure the candidate also vows to give up their state or federal pension from being a politico. Then we’re talkin’.

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