has been running an insurgent campaign against incumbent Democratic Senator Maria
Cantwell. Bucking the trend against the GOP nationally, Mike has closed the gap
between his Democratic competitor to within 5 percentage points in the last Rasmussen
Reports poll. Last November, he was trailing by 15 percentage points.
Mike is a solid conservative who understands the necessity of fighting the war on
terror and on regulating the flow of immigration at the border. There is a difference
between welcoming immigrants in an orderly way and having a wide-open border that
is open to exploitation by those who wish to harm the American way of life.
On health care, Mike realizes that the problem with health care is not that it is
run by insurance companies, but that there are too many middlemen that leave the
consumer out of the loop. Insurance companies are paid by companies who provide
benefits to their employees. Those companies want to keep costs low so they pick
one vendor and offer two plans to their employees: lower premium lower benefit plans
with vendor A, or higher benefit higher benefit plans with vendor A. The needs
of the consumer are only indirectly represented to the insurance company… if at
all. The hospitals and doctors are paid by the insurance companies. Hospitals
collect less than 30% of bills that are sent to consumers without insurance (or
after their insurance has paid only part). Hospitals will therefore cater to the
insurance companies that pay the bills. The solution is to put the consumer in
the driver seat when dealing with their healthcare, not remove them even farther
by having the government run the show.
Lastly, in an uncharacteristic position lately for a Republican, he’s for fiscal
conservativism. He knows that tax dollars isn’t monopoly money, but money to which
he is a steward, not an owner. We can count on him to support common-sense reforms
to the tax-and-spend habits that have plagued Congress lately.
Please consider taking a look at Mick
McGavick’s website and supporting his campaign.
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