Thursday, July 19, 2012

Kirk Adams Campaign Has Questions for ObamaCare Lobbyist Matt Salmon


Kirk Adams Campaign Has Questions for ObamaCare Lobbyist Matt Salmon

Mesa, Arizona - Today, the Kirk Adams for Congress Campaign released the following statement and questions for ObamaCare lobbyist Matt Salmon: "For a Washington lobbyist like Matt Salmon, ObamaCare may have been a complex issue," said Adams Campaign Manager Chad Heywood. "For a principled conservative like Kirk, there was no question: ObamaCare is bad for America and no part of it should have become law. Now Salmon is trying to back away from his record, so we have a couple simple questions for him:

-If he opposed ObamaCare, why are there no public statements or documents showing that opposition?
-If he is the 'champion for fiscal responsibility' that he claims to be, why did he lobby to expand ObamaCare's drug coverage?

There are seven public records showing Salmon lobbied on ObamaCare, but there are no public records showing that he "stood against ObamaCare" in 2009 or until it's passage in March of 2010, as he has claimed.

Additionally, Salmon said he is 'a champion for fiscal responsibility,' but lobbied for expansion of drug coverage through ObamaCare. Salmon himself stated, 'a change a provision in the proposed law which would have restricted access of people with some rare form of disease from getting the appropriate drug therapy.' That's Washington speak for, 'we lobbied to expand the bill's drug coverage.' The choice is clear. Kirk is the only candidate in this campaign who fought ObamaCare from day one. He led the charge to pass the Healthcare Freedom Act, and joined the Goldwater Institute and various states lawsuits against the bill."


About Kirk Adams
Kirk Adams is a husband, father, and small business owner. He is a partner at the Adams Agency, which has been ranked the #1 insurance agency by Ranking Arizona. Adams is a life long resident of the East Valley. After joining the state House in 2006, he became so frustrated by the unwillingness and inability of Republicans in the Legislature to stand up for their conservative principles that he launched a long-shot campaign to oust the veteran Speaker of the House. Adams shocked the Republican establishment and political class, winning the Speakership at only 35 years of age. Adams turned the tide in the House and put Arizona back on the path to fiscal responsibility with an aggressive agenda of reform, courageously taking on some of the most challenging issues in Arizona.


 Kirk Adams' campaign is endorsed by Vice President Dan Quayle, U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, U.S. Senator John McCain, U.S. Congressman Ben Quayle, Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, Former Queen Creek Mayor Art Sanders, Former Chandler Mayor Jerry Brooks, Arizona Senator Steve Yarbrough, Arizona Senator Rich Crandall, Former Senate President Stan Turley, the Honorable Tom Freestone, Arizona Speaker Pro Tempore Stephen Montenegro, Arizona Majority Leader Steve Court, Arizona Representative Javan "J.D." Mesnard, Arizona Representative Tom Forese, and Arizona Representative Steve Urie.
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