McIntyre says area supports his "no" vote
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It's been nearly a week since President Obama signed the health care reform bill into law. The vote in Congress came along party lines, but our representative, Democrat Mike McIntyre, went against his party to vote no.

McIntyre was one of just 34 Democrats who voted "no" to the health care bill. He says he has a lot of people backing him up.

McIntyre is a conservative "Blue Dog Democrat," and says his big concern is the cost of the bill. He says it is going to cost nearly one trillion dollars.

"Throughout Southeastern North Carolina, I've gotten very positive feedback about my vote against this particular type of health care reform bill," McIntyre said. "There's no doubt that we've got to deal with health care reform, but the question is how we do it, and this particular vehicle of doing it was not the way to go."

McIntyre says he's been hearing from a lot of business owners concerned about being able to meet mandates required by the new health care bill. He says right now we need to create more jobs and fix the economy.

So how do we do that? Cape Fear Community College's North Campus is hosting a Green Job Summit April 19. McIntyre says the abundance of biotechnology and biofuels in this part of the state give us the chance to create more jobs.

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I'm shocked that so many people are willing to support this phony just because he made one sensible vote.

Fact of the matter is that the Dems KNEW they had the vote locked in, so Dems (like McIntyre) who were facing re-election this year could vote against it and then jump in front of the nearest news camera and pretend that they give a flip about their constituents.

Mike has done this before. He voted against the TARP bill because it was right before election day. After election day, he voted FOR the equally dangerous "stimulus" bill. Do you notice a pattern yet?

Congress needs a house cleaning. Reps like McIntyre are a dime a dozen. Please don't fall for his tricks. After the election he'll go right back to being one of Nancy Pelosi's lap dogs again.

I predict he passes out a bunch more novelty checks before election day. Just a hunch....

...any attempts to undermine the Second Amendment. He has also been extremely supportive on veterans' issues and national defense. Has he ticked me off? Sure! I know of no key issues, however, where he has voted against my interests.

My money will go to support McIntyre and Republicans running against OTHER Democrats in Congress. People like Frank, Hoyer, Dingel...THEY are the enemies of a free America. THEY are the ones who need to be purged.

You may as well accept that McIntyre will be re-elected because he has EARNED re-election....and I'm not so naive as to think he won't vote for Pelosi if the Democrats maintain their control of the House.

That's unfortunate, but considering the (elected office) experience of those challenging him, McIntyre still comes out on top. I heard one of his possible challengers on the radio the other day, going on and on and on about what HE will do when he gets to Washington.

Wake up call, pal. Even if you are lucky enough to make it, as a freshman congressman you'll be lucky if they let you speak.

Thank you Mike for listening to us. Keep up the good work of representing the people of your district.

Yes, and he has my vote..

Thank you for listening to the people who elected you and for being our voice.

We need to stop thinking about making HISTORY!!! And worry about what the common people need....JOBS!! Obama preached about change and all of you that voted for him is getting....no jobs, laid off from jobs, and now government health care....get ready to stand in line. What happen to listening to what the people want and need. I can't wait for the next race.....so we can make HISTORY AGAIN...and vote HISTORY OUT, OUT, OUT!!!!!!

This is the text of the e-mail he recently sent out:

Thank you for contacting me in regard to your concerns with health care reform. I appreciate the benefit of knowing your views on this important issue.

Health care reform is needed, but I did not vote for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, H.R. 3590, because it is too expensive, does not adequately address rising medical costs and skyrocketing insurance premiums, and tries to do too much too soon. We simply cannot afford to create a new federal bureaucracy that costs nearly $1 trillion when our NATIONAL DEBT IS $12 TRILLION AND THERE ARE NO PLAN TO ADDRESS IT. (emphasis added)

The critical issue facing our nation is jobs. Citizens, families, and communities all across our region, state, and nation are facing challenging economic times, and we need to do all we can to help get our economy moving again. Jobs and economic development are the most important issue we face as a nation. We must work together to create new jobs, help small businesses expand so they can hire, assist with job training, invest in the next generation of employment opportunities, and provide economic security for our citizens.

After we help jump start our economy, we should again turn our attention to health care reform - but with a clean slate. We can and should work together to pass targeted health care reform measures that can bring down costs, provide for increased coverage, and not further sink our nation into an ENDLESS SEA OF RED INK.

Sincerely,

Mike McIntyre

Member of Congress

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Now if a simple Comgressman can understand the financial situation of this country, why can't the community-organizer-in-chief?

The congressman and his penchant for novelty checks UNDERSTANDS how to get elected. His vote against incremental health insurance reform was cast in the interest of keeping his own job given the current political climate. He is either unwilling or unable to recognize that the health care cost gorilla is a threat to everyone's job security.

So your argument is that he's only voting this way because his constituents want him to vote this way?

GEE, WHAT A NOVEL IDEA - A CONGRESSMAN VOTING HIS CONSTITUENTS BELIEFS.

One of the problems Republicans seem to have is being ungrateful. Though a Democrat, he voted exactly as you wanted him to...but that doesn't seem to be enough.

He did his job, a representative is supposed to vote the way the PEOPLE of his/her district wants ... no more than a puppet. A senator on the other hand, is supposed to vote his/her conscience of what he feels is best for the country as a whole, and should not let the people of his state influence that decision ... period. So to say that "GEE, WHAT A NOVEL IDEA - A CONGRESSMAN VOTING HIS CONSTITUENTS BELIEFS." really isn't a novel idea ... it's the problem. This country ... is a republic ... not a democracy .... Senators should start doing their jobs and quit worrying about getting re-elected, because we are getting closer and closer to mob rule ... which by the way ... is what a democracy really is.

I have no idea what senators have to do with his vote. Beside that, the Seventeenth Amendment made senators slaves to the public polls just as much as congressman are. They no longer represent the interest of the states as originally intended.

Reading McIntyre's e-mail, it is obvious that he (and most of his constituents with an IQ above a good hat size) believe that he DID vote what's best for the country, and for the right reasons.

The free-lunch mentality has to be crushed and exterminated or this nation will be crushed and exterminated.

Obama can't understand financial situations because he's never held a real job. Heck, he's not even doing his current job. He's jetting around the country at a cost of $100k per trip. He needs to keep his butt in Washington and actually do some work. All of his public appearances keep adding to the deficit. Jackass.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but that sounded a awful lot like what you would hear from a conservative politician. Maybe he's exploring his options to cross over to the "right" side?

But then again... maybe he is trying to pander to his region of potential voters knowing that any other answer could cost him a ton of campaign $$.

The entire Western half of his district is chock-full o' moochers and deadbeats. The only reason he dared to vote no is that he knows they're too stupid and/or lazy to keep up with the issues or the votes....but they are conditioned to mark the "D" column when they go to the polls.