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No vacation for Congress [Communist Party USA Rag Demands Obamacare]
People's Weekly World ^ | July 28, 2009 | Editorial Board

Posted on 07/30/2009 1:37:34 PM PDT by rrstar96

It is a disgrace that Congress is leaving the nation’s capital for summer vacation as the American people are left to deal with a healthcare crisis that has exploded into a national emergency.

For each day lawmakers go fishing, 14,000 more will lose their coverage.

For each day they play golf 17,000 more of the people they are supposed to be working for go bankrupt because they cannot pay their medical bills.

At the end of this week House members high tail it out of town to be followed a week later by the Senate. They won’t be back until Sept. 8.

While the government “of, by and for the people” shuts down without having met President Obama’s original deadline for action on health care they give more time to the Republicans and their conservative Democratic friends to delay and obstruct meaningful reform. They give more time to the lobbyists to perpetrate the scare tactics designed to enrich the insurance companies, the big pharmaceutical companies and the private health care industry as a whole at the expense of the people. They give more time to pressure lawmakers sitting on the fence into selling out the people on the public option and tax the rich portions of HR 3200, the progressive bill that emerged from a key House committee.

We agree with Rep. Clyburn who said, “It is much better to postpone, if not cancel vacation — our August break — and stay here until we get this done. This is too important.”

Delay plays into the hands of Republicans who cynically call for “slowing down” in the name of “bipartisanship” and “doing it right.” The delay they call for is designed to kill meaningful reform supported by an overwhelming majority of the American people.

President Truman said 55 years ago that his failure to pass universal health care was his biggest failure. Washington has failed, since then to get it done.

With millions of Americans unable to afford vacations at all, our representatives should not be taking vacation without having given proper attention to this most urgent piece of the people’s business.

The majority of Americans demand a plan with a strong public option, including single-payer.

The majority of Americans demand that the wealthiest among us help pay for it with a surcharge on their income.

The majority want real, not fake reform. It is all the backing Congress and the Senate need to do their job now, not later. They must not skip out on the people until they satisfy the demands of the people.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: agenda; bhohealthcare; commievote; communism; cpusa; healthcare; healthcarereform; obamacare; socialism; socializedmedicine
Where is this "majority of Americans" the local Bolsheviks are speaking of?
1 posted on 07/30/2009 1:37:34 PM PDT by rrstar96
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Congress is leaving the nation’s capital for summer vacation as... - our men and women are slugging it out in Afghanistan in a war the Socialists wanted all along, and one that is most likely terrain-wise much harder than Iraq. Obama has forgotten all that to stump for his foolish and downright ridiculous health care reform...which it IS NOT.

Those elected who bought into this mess should be met with derision at all their "town halls" or other gatherings for not telling this Marxist bunch in the White House NO to any meddling with health care period.

Election 2012 will see the end to some careers because they forgot for whom they work.

2 posted on 07/30/2009 1:45:07 PM PDT by yoe (Obama, America's first Communist ruler.)
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The CPUSA is no longer about the “workers’ revolution” or Marxism. They’ve sold out and become corporatist Dem mouthpieces.


3 posted on 07/30/2009 1:51:55 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (If everybody just left everybody else alone, everybody would be a lot happier.)
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I am very skeptical of numbers thrown around like this. Numbers like 17,000 bankruptcies a day. Might be very accurate, but when numbers are used to back a point I have to wonder.


4 posted on 07/30/2009 1:52:47 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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All the time they are there, they sit and think of ways to
pick our pockets. If you have any money left, don’t even
think about using it for yourself or your family, they
will find a way to get it from you for someone more needy.

I say they should go and stay gone.


5 posted on 07/30/2009 2:11:27 PM PDT by jusduat (wondering,questioning,searching)
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The Commies ‘sniffle’ didn't get their way and now they're going to have to wait while Obama’s numbers tank and see their plan of irrevocably socializing America's largest industry and putting Americans further into economic slavery is now in jeopardy.
6 posted on 07/30/2009 2:18:49 PM PDT by TheThinker
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They are flat out lies. I firmly believe that. You can lie very well with statistics.


7 posted on 07/30/2009 2:29:42 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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They sound just like the teachers union where I work.


8 posted on 07/30/2009 2:33:51 PM PDT by 4Liberty (End of civilization. 'Who cares about a little pork?' - Senator Schumer)
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Ronald Reagan's 1961 speech against "Socialized Medicine" and its history can be found here

Another wonderful site with great information is the American Association of Physicians & Surgeons, whose opposition to socialized medicine has been ongoing for many years. Visit it here

From there, there are links to other sites and to upcoming events, including this one, pertaining to this weekend.

9 posted on 07/30/2009 4:39:41 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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