Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The difference between us and them

This video is a graphic clarification of the difference between the party that gets things done and the party of no.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Grandstanding State Attorney Generals File Lawsuits

In the continuing inability for sore loser Republicans to realize they have lost, 13 Attorney Generals are grandstanding with frivolous lawsuit trying to challenge the constitutionality of the new Health Care Reform Law. Republicans who constantly whine about tort reform and such lawsuits once again show what hypocrites they are in their need to play political games.

First of all their argument is as laughable as all their other distortions and lies throughout this process. They claim that never before has the federal government required its citizens to purchase something.

Oh Really? Do we have choice in purchasing Unemployment insurance? Can I opt out of investing in the retirement plan called Social Security? Of course we don't. The only difference here is the Republicans prevented the best solution to health care, which would be single payer like the rest of the civilized world has which would have been taken out of our paychecks exactly like SSN and Unemployment, instead we had to continue to leave the profit making insurance companies in the mix so the money must be paid to them.

Whether the money comes out of our checks or we pay it to insurance companies the result is the same, there is a mandate for social security, unemployment and yes now health insurance.

So grandstand all you want, it is you that will look the fool when the courts reject this quietly and with no fan fare years after your real reason for doing this, your elections are over.

Americans elected Barack Obama President, Americans chose the have a Democratic Majority in Congress, by our constitution that Congress and that President have made Health Care Reform the law of the land. Any attempt to overturn this will of the people shows who really wishes to defy our Constitution.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

A Victory for America

Last night a momentous and historic health insurance reform bill finally passed. This occurred in a time where corporations and special interests make it almost impossible for the people to be heard, when the Supreme Court has basically turned over our Government to the Corporations this is an amazing feat.

When a political party and fake grass roots organisations funded by these corporate interests do anything to defeat the will of the people, through lies, distortions, millions of dollars in add campaigns and even Congressman telling bold faced lies on the floor of the House of Representatives all for political motives, for this bill to pass helping the American People is surprising.

This event proved that elections do matter. That when Barack Obama was elected President of the United States in a landslide that the people were heard. It proves that leadership, and courage can indeed get the job done.

Of course this bill does not fix all the problems in Health Care but it is a major step. It gets 35 million people out of our pockets who now go to emergency rooms for care on our dime. It keeps us from being denied insurance or have our insurance cancelled because we get sick. It keeps our existing system in place for doctors and insurance plans that we like. For Americans on employer provided insurance it keeps the rates from exploding more and more, for those that make less then $85K on individually purchased insurance plans it lowers rates. It closes the donut hole for seniors on Medicare. It gives subsidies to help lower income buy insurance. It cuts no medicare benefits. And perhaps most importantly, unlike Republican bills in the past it is paid for, in fact over 20 years it lowers the deficit.

The lies and distortions will continue, but in a few months when Americans look back on this day, they will realise all the horror stories told by the right, were indeed lies. America and our Health Care will be on the road to great improvements for us, the Citizens of the United States that remains the greatest country on earth.

Thank you President Obama, thank you Democrats, thank you all that voted for them. No thanks to Zack Space who voted No.

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