The (Josh) Marshall Plan; today is D-Day

Bill Moyers ended last Friday’s hour with an impassioned plea to Barry Obama. Health care is not an option. It is a requirement. Bill suggested going witha an idea that Josh over at TPM put forward: Offer Medicare to evryone under 65. You’d have to pay for it. It wouldn’t be impossible to figure out a subsidy schedule for those who couldn’t afford to pay. Every American understands Medicare. The problem is most Americans are too dumb to understand that Medicare is government health care. And it works.

It’s almost too simple, too obvious and too effective to implement.

1-202-456-1111. That’d be the WH switchboard. Call it.

Call your rep at their district offices and their DC offices. You can google them. Same goes for your senators – or senator in my case; Teddy’s passed through the veil.

Fax them. The paper industry will love you for that one.

E-mail them and be sure to ask for a response.

If you have extra time then bombard the hold-outs not in your state or district. Google a business in their district and use that address and “Ima Madzhell”. We need a firestorm to cdounteract the August mind share the wingnuts got with their town halls and death panels.

Today is the first work day after the last big summer weekend. The elected people and the K St things will all be back in DC.

The real battle begins today. This is the only chance you will ever get in your lifetime for universal health care. It’s now or never and it begins today.


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    • RUKind on September 8, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    If you want it then work for it. You don’t eve have to get off your ass to be effective. Phone, fax, e-mail, snail mail.

    Public option NOW. Medicare for all ages. Do it.

    • RUKind on September 8, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    They just closed. Did you get through? Do you wonder who did get through? Was it a progressive voice or a Limbaugh-Beck-Palin-Bachmann whackjob? Was it a GangofSix middle-roader, don’t need no stinking public option Merican?

    Who got their message across today? I tried all day to no avail. I did have a pleasant conversation with my rep’s local office and a rather abrupt and haughty encounter with his DC phone person. That one seemed startled that I had the effrontery to ask her why she was unaware of Bill Delahunt’s position on the public option.

    Bill had been listed as one of the 60 Progressives. Neither office was aware of that. I guess Bill is back on the fence again.

    There must be some God-awful money flowing through the halls this week. But don’t worry. It will all be payed for with increased premiums and lass coverage and higher deductibles.

    While you’re relaxing and dying take the time to find and read Matt Taibbi’s article.


  1. makes too much sense! It ain’t gonna happen!

    That doesn’t mean I won’t get on the horn or keyboard to give them a piece of my mind, politely I might add ( well, I try my best, I promise)

    Fight ’til the fat lady sings is all we can do.

  2. I’m pretty sure it’s ok to post it here.

    “866-338-1015 toll-free to Congress in D.C. USE it!”

    Also interesting diary on rec involving Mike Duvall (CA) and an open mike. LOL family values REP!

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