Skip to comments.From John Kerry
Posted on 02/01/2005 11:52:56 AM PST by expatpat
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Our Put Kids First campaign is drawing national attention to the needs of the 11 million American children living without health insurance. This week, we take it to another level.
In less than 36 hours, President Bush will use his State of the Union speech to stampede the country into a false sense of crisis on Social Security, while ignoring the real and immediate crisis of 11 million American children waking up this morning without health insurance.
But, we won't accept the President's refusal to act as the final word on meeting the needs of our children. Not a chance. Last week, our Senate introduction of the Kids First Act of 2005 added even more energy to our drive for citizen co-sponsors for this vital legislation. Nearly 500,000 people have now signed on to our efforts.
When I laid out our plans in a national speech to Families USA last week, it stood in sharp contrast to the President's "no real answer" photo op on health care the same day in Ohio. And, this past Sunday, I continued carrying our message about covering every child to the national media on Meet the Press.
Here's what's next:
This week, I'm calling on the johnkerry.com community to "Give Voice to Our Values" by providing vocal support for our effort to provide every child in America with health care coverage. I need you to be a part of this effort.
Make Your Personal Call Right Now.
Call our "Give Voice to Your Values" project at 1-866-876-4490. At this toll-free number, you can record a message describing, in your own words, why it is so critical for America to Put Kids First.
If you have a personal story about a child living without health insurance, I hope you'll see it in your heart to share it. But, whatever your individual circumstance, it is essential that Americans from all walks of life give vocal support to our Put Kids First initiative.
All through the week, we'll be compiling recorded messages from across America. We'll put them on johnkerry.com, share them with local and national media outlets, and I will be delivering a copy of selected messages from across the nation to my colleagues in the Senate.
If we want to give full expression to the strong grassroots support for putting Kids First, we've got to create new tools for making our voices heard. That's exactly why we are today launching our "Give Voice to Our Values" advocacy line.
I urge you to use it. America's children are counting on us.
P.S. We need to make voices all across America heard. Please call right now - and take a moment to forward this message to a friend.
He's orange, Jim.
No - it's HillaryCare V2.0 Phase 1.
They have wanted for years to give all children socialized medicine. Then wait for them to grow up. At some cutoff age - THE DEBATE BEGINS: "Are we going to * Take Away * health care from all of these underpriviliged (and non-underprivileged) americans? Are you * Young Voters * going to stand for this? Let the games begin. Do not let the Rats anywhere near Health Care, I say. Look north to canada then west to china for their vision of paradise.
Looks like we now know who's going to be filling Tom Dasshole's shoes as Obstructionist in Chief for the next four years.
Like Bubba Clinton, sh*t floats.
Beat me to it.
That orange hue still gets me ever time I see it.
No child would ever be turned down for medical treatment in this country, the gov pays for it through medicade.
I've said this before and probably will continue to but after the listening to this jerk for the past 36 hours, I ask the question again.
"Why can't you circumcize John Kerry?"
Answer:Because there's just no end to that pr...ck!
Nope - I think the same thing. He is trying to show that he can actually do an honest day's work since his previous record in the Senate is less than pathetic.
Can somebody tell me exactly when Social Security suddenly became solvent? I must have been "out" that day.
This is true, right? That's what I have always thought, but I was beginning to wonder.
He and Kennedy have offered to sell three mansions each to help the less fortunate. Oh wait, he's only good at telling OTHERS to be more generous.
You know, that's exactly what he's acting like! A co-president.
The day BUSH dared to touch the third rail of American Politics...
Thanks for that great link!
Now, let me see if I have it all straight: there IS a healthcare crisis for children, but there ISN"T a Social Security crisis?
If so, I guess we can assume that the homeless are once again with us?
You know, they say if you repeat a lie often enough, people believe it's true; I know I know better, but when I read this stuff over and over, I begin to doubt what I know. I've been wrong before, ya know?
He's creeping me out. I don't want to see or hear him anymore.
Thank you for restoring my sanity.
Now, you have to wonder why somebody would lie about it.