What we can learn from Iran: strike for national health care

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The DKos recommended list features a proposal for a general strike in the USA to force passage of progressive national health care legislation. I think progressives are waking up to the fact that free and courageous people don’t wait for a corrupt government to give them crumbs from a crooked table.

The people of Iran reached their breaking point when they saw their votes ignored. Poll after poll shows that a majority of Americans want universal coverage and affordable health care. Every advanced nation has universal coverage and affordable health care. We have effectively VOTED for universal coverage and affordable health care. Now we are being told by the DEMOCRATS, who were elected to honor this promise, that THEY DON’T HAVE THE VOTES to pass this reform of our dysfunctional health care system.

The American people are facing the deliberate betrayal of their interests by politicians bribed by the predatory managers of the existing health care (denial) system. Our corporate overlords think that the people will sit down and shut up once they have accepted the politicians’ excuses. I don’t think so.

If we, as a people, had a tenth of the courage of the people of Iran, who march in the face of brutal suppression, we would rise up as one and DEMAND decent health care and the shutting down of the predatory claim denial mills run by insurance companies for private profit.

Strike for affordable health care as a right for every citizen in America. Show the courage that our corrupt Congress thinks has vanished from America. Defend your freedom and dignity and show that we are as brave as the people of Iran.


  1. but Iran should not be equated with any push to ration health benefits to the remaining soon to be terminated Americans.

    • JonahW on June 22, 2009 at 12:02

    What is happening in our society. The politicians are there to serve the people not the other way around. They should think about ways to help the nation and not themselves. maybe, when people are fed up, we will be like the people of Iran who will revolt against them. But must it come to the point of turning against each other? In times like this – recession, unemployment, oil prices that are high, we should be united rather than separated. Who will help us, other country? No, it is our own people who will be able to help us. So please, do your job so that people will be happy.

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