“Affordable” Healthcare Act FROM THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN’S DESK Walter D. (Wally) Wilkerson, Jr., MD Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman July 2010 A fancy, multi-color brochure recently arrived at my residence from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Its headline on the front page read “Medicare and the New Health Care Plan- What It Means for You”. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius’s message to millions of senior citizens was: “The Affordable Care Act passed by Congress and signed by President Obama this year will provide you and your family greater savings and increased quality health care. It will also ensure accountability throughoutRead More →

In the Long Run, Americans Reject a Liberal Agenda FROM THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN’S DESK Walter D. (Wally) Wilkerson, Jr., MD drwally@consolidated.net May 2010 During the presidential campaign of 2008, I was often reminded of the similarities between that campaign and the presidential campaign of 1976. Obama promised us “change you can believe in” and an end to business as usual in Washington D. C. In 1976, an attractive newcomer and a folksy candidate on the Democrat side, appeared to be a perfect fit for the political climate of the times. His name was Jimmy Carter. He was a peanut farmer and a former Governor fromRead More →