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Simulposted at Daily Kos
Consider this your health care reform talking point for the rest of the summer.
This is why this legislation is urgent. This is why it cannot wait!.
If Congress is allowed to go to recess without passing the legislation, that will be at least a 3 month delay, resulting in at least 4,500 more Americans dying than if the bill was passed now. That’s more than the number of people who died in 9/11.
We passed the Patriot Act overnight.
By the same measure of urgency of lives, the current Healthcare Reform Bill has been scrutinized to death. The deaths of those 4,500 Americans to be precise.
4,500 lives. That’s more than 9/11 or Katrina.
The article at democraticunderground.com goes on to blame Republicans for playing politics with our lives. I will not blame the Republicans because they are utterly powerless. I am blaming Harry Reid and Congressional Democrats.
In their own words, RNC Chairman Michael Steele and Sean Hannity admit that the GOP is utterly powerless.
STEELE: Look at what these guys are saying and doing, not at what we’re saying and doing. You got 60 votes in the Senate. You got almost a two-to-one majority in the House. The Democrats control the entire power structure of the federal government. If you want health care, get the votes. Do it!
STEELE: I mean, Republicans can’t block the bill. The Republicans can’t even filibuster in the Senate.
From day one it has been obvious that the only power the GOP has is what the Democrats give them. Enough is enough.
If Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi allow Congress to go on vacation without sendinng a health care bill to President Obama first I say we should go down to D.C. with our Obama posters and BARRICADE THEM IN.
We are talking about peoples lives. Imagine Congress going on vacation the day after 9/11, or the day after Katrina. It would be unacceptable.
So what is the difference between a tragic catastrophe that happens all at once and a tragic catastrophe that happens everyday?
If Congress goes on vacation without doing the job we sent them to do while the rest of us are still clusterfucked I will not lift a finger to help a single incumbent. I will vote for fund every primary I can and I will vote for Democrats over Republicans, as always, but I will not phone bank, get out the vote or spend one red cent on these plutocratic SELL OUTS.
I will call President Obama and the White House every day and every hour to demand that the President convene a Special Session of Congress in order to finish the job this summer.
CALL The White House at 202-456-1111 and E-Mail the WH here
These bastards passed the Patriot Act in a hurry, literally overnight. So why do they need more time now? Why could they rush a bill through to take our civil rights away but not to protect our human rights to health care?
It isn’t like we haven’t been dealing with this shit for almost 60 years.
A bad experience with a medical coverage program.
Sung to the tune of: “Blue Skies”
Had me agree
To a new Blue Cross
Said I would be
Happy that Blue Cross
Then I took a fall,
Leg in a splint;
They said that I
Should read the fine print!
When a very high
Fever I ran,
They told me I
Took out the wrong plan!
That’s Blue Cross!
There seems to be
Plenty for Blue Cross!
None for me!
Time to teach these old lazy dogs a new tune.
Call the President today. Demand a Special Session of Congress and the CHANGE you are DYING FOR.