Alert/National ID & Death Tax
||June 7, 2000
Dear friend of liberty,
1. During a seven-day period in February, over 12,000
expressed your opposition to the creation of a "uniform
identifier" to the Department of Health and Human
We must now express the same opposition to the U.S. House.
Why? Because even after receiving so many comments,
design or by accident, language that would have prohibited
establishment of a "uniform health identifier" was
left out of the
Labor-HHS appropriations bill (where it belongs). That
language must now be added to that bill if the establishment
"uniform health identifier" is to be stopped.
As early as this afternoon, but no later than tomorrow
Congressman Ron Paul will introduce an amendment to the
appropriations bill to remind Congress of your objections
redress the omission.
Congressman Paul, who is a practicing physician, stated in a
released today, "As an OB/GYN with more than 30 years
private practice, I know better than most the importance of
preserving the sanctity of the physician-patient
Oftentimes, effective treatment depends on a patient's
place absolute trust in his or her doctor. What
happens to that
trust when patients know any and all information given to
doctor will be placed in a data base accessible by anyone
the patient's 'unique personal identifier?'"
Please urge your U.S. representative today to support the
AMENDMENT TO LABOR-HHS APPROPRIATIONS. You can write
representative by going to http://www.libertystudy.org and
on Communicate at the top of the page. There's also a
directory available in case you want to call instead.
This morning, we faxed a one-page appeal for support of the
amendment to each of the 435 U.S. House members.
2. A bill (H.R. 8 - The Death Tax Elimination Act) to
death tax will be voted on by the U.S. House Thursday or
This bill has very good support with 244 House cosponsors.
the Washington Post, in its lead editorial this morning,
the bill's defeat. Some members of Congress will try
to defeat the
bill at the last minute. President Clinton has already
would veto the bill if passed. This bill, therefore, will
two-thirds majority to become law.
A husband and wife works a lifetime to provide for their
build a small business or family farm with the hope of
passing it on
to their children; but it only takes the federal bureaucracy
minutes to take 55% of that family business upon the death
Americans who believed in the American Dream.
Today, we faxed a one-page appeal for support of H.R. 8 to
the 435 U.S. House members.
The Liberty Study Committee