Healthcare issue prompts U.S. Congressman to switch parties

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December 29, 2009


HUNTSVILLE, Alabama: U.S. Congressman Parker Griffith has taken his stance against the Democratic Party’s policies on health care and stimulus funds, and as a result, has switched to the Republican Party. Griffith cited conflicting beliefs and values among him and his Democratic peers, stating that the differences in the two parties “could not be more clear.”[1]

Griffith stated, “Unfortunately, there are those in the Democratic leadership that continue to push an agenda focused on massive new spending, tax increases, bailouts and a health care bill that is bad for our health care system…Our nation is at a crossroads and I can no longer align myself with a party that continues to pursue legislation that is bad for our country, hurts our economy, and drives us further and further into debt."

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