Dems Ban "Government Run Health Care" From GOP Lexicon

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jul 24, 2009 12:12 PM
Republicans were prohibited from using the free franking service granted to U.S. officials when distributing mail that protested the Democrats health agenda. But they weren't told why -- the mail was simply stopped by Democrats in the House. 

Today, they finally got a reason their mail was stopped: because it included the language "government run health care." Apparently, this was too partisan for the allegedly nonpartisan franking service, which told Rep. John Carter (R-Texas), the secretary of the House Republican Conference, that he had to use the following phrases in leiu of "government run health care."
"The House majority unveiled a public option health care plan."

"Just last week the House majority unveiled a health care plan which I believe will cost taxpayers."
Carter called these phrases "Pelosi-speak." From Human Events:
Republicans will be forced to use the Democrats’ version of language describing their attempted government takeover of healthcare on their official communications with their constituents or they will have to pay for the postage personally.