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Protesters want Matheson to stay opposed to health care reform

Posted - Mar. 11, 2010 at 4:44 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY -- One of the Democrats who is against health care reform is Utah Representative Jim Matheson. Some of his constituents don't want him to change his mind.

Protesters gathered with signs outside Matheson's Salt Lake City office this afternoon with signed petitions saying they oppose President Obama's reform bill.

"This is nothing to do with health care, this is all about socialism, socializing medicine, building a network or structure so that the government can take away our freedoms," said protester Ralph Cook.

The group hopes to give Matheson 2,470 pages of petitions against the health care reform, the same number of pages the bill has.


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