Skip to comments.No vacation for Congress [Communist Party USA Rag Demands Obamacare]
Posted on 07/30/2009 1:37:34 PM PDT by rrstar96
It is a disgrace that Congress is leaving the nations 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 wont be back until Sept. 8.
While the government of, by and for the people shuts down without having met President Obamas 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 peoples 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.
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.
The CPUSA is no longer about the “workers’ revolution” or Marxism. They’ve sold out and become corporatist Dem mouthpieces.
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.
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.
They are flat out lies. I firmly believe that. You can lie very well with statistics.
They sound just like the teachers union where I work.
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.