September 18-- Monday President Obama made a speech on the country's economy and took a potshot at Tea Party members of Congress who want to stop funding of Obamacare.
"One faction of one party promises economic chaos if it can't get 100% of what it wants," the President said.
Monday night in Vidalia, 12th Congressional District candidate John Stone of Augusta spoke to Vidalia Tea Party members and later said in an interview this is nothing new from President Obama.
"I think what he has to realize is there are some great free market ideas coming out of the Tea Party that he and the folks on his side need to open up and listen to and stop being obstacles to those type of proposals," Stone said.
The Augusta Republican suggests a better solution to health care insurance is to repeal Obamacare and give Americans access to federal health care insurance which covers federal workers and members of Congress.
"The federal employees health benefit plan currently covers eight million federal employees nationwide and provides coverage at the same affordable rates regardless of your health status or condition and it's available in all 50 states and terroritories.
"We simply need to open access to that plan for anyone who wants it. If we do that, people have an opportunity to get health insurance regardless of pre-existing conditions at an affordable rate and we don't have to change one iota of law on state-governed plans, on employer plans, on anybody's plans and we don't have to make an mandate on employers or individuals and we don't have to have the IRS investigating our health background," Stone believes.
"I know as I've moved around the district and shared this idea with some folks who are Democrats and those on the other side of the aisle, they say, 'You know, by golly, that makes sense. I actually like that,' Stone relates.
Stone is facing Republican Augusta building contractor Rick Allen in the congressional primary next summer. The winner will challenge incumbent Democrat John Barrow in the 2014 general election.