Health Care Reform Scarier than Terrorism, GOP Congresswoman Says

November 2, 2009 - 4:37 PM
A Republican congresswoman says people have more to fear from Democratic health care legislation than from terrorists.
Washington (AP) - A Republican congresswoman says people have more to fear from Democratic health care legislation than from terrorists.
 
Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina made the comments in a speech on the House floor Monday.
 
She said that the greatest threat to freedom is the Democrats' health care overhaul bill, which she called a tax increase bill.
 
Foxx said that she believes "we have more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country."
 
The Democratic-controlled House is expected to vote later this week on the sweeping health care overhaul legislation. Foxx said it was scary because it would raise taxes, increase the power of federal bureaucrats and force people to buy government-mandated coverage.