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Warner's actions don't match his words

Date published: 7/10/2014

Warner's actions don't match his words

Mark Warner has been making a lot of noise about extremism in politics. He recently said, "Whether Republican or Democrat, extremism on either side isn't going to get things done."

There are two problems with this statement: (1) Warner's support for the extremely liberal Obama agenda, and (2) the sensible (not extreme) positions of his Republican opponent, Ed Gillespie.

While pretending to be a moderate, Warner has consistently supported Obama's extreme policies, including the disastrous Affordable Care Act.

Now Warner is talking about "fixing" Obamacare. He simply hasn't learned from his mistakes.

Obamacare is bureaucracy out of control, with hundreds of pages of regulation written for every page of law.

Once Congress gives a government agency sweeping power, even it can no longer control the result. Government agencies are in the hands of the executive branch, and that means Obama calls the shots.

In the run-up to Obamacare, Warner himself made the following promise:

"Let me make clear, I'm not going to support a health care reform plan that's going to take away health care that you've got right now or a health care plan that you like."

But we all know that the Obamacare regulations have taken away health care for many, and offered them plans they do not like and cannot afford.

With all of the Obamacare failures, how can Warner call it "extreme" to support repeal? Isn't it "extreme" to continue to trust an out-of-control bureaucracy? Isn't it naive to believe that Obamacare can be "fixed" by tinkering around the edges?

It's time to stop taking Warner at his word. He speaks like a moderate but votes like an extreme liberal.

Steve Chalke