There They Went Again & Again & Again…

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Now crossposted at Progressive Democrats of America

In another arrogant collusion to once again deny us any possibility of what we want — real health care reform, single payer, public option — those who do what they want, but not what we want, have decided to scrap the conference committee to reconcile the Senate and House versions.  Instead, they have decided to have a secret meeting of the 3 major players, Pelosi, Reid, Obama, behind closed doors without reporters or C-Span.

This is a call to action.  We need to call congress and tell them we are furious.  Like modern day Paul Reveres, we need to ride through the countryside on our internet horses and yell from the rooftops, “The fascists are coming.  The fascists are coming.”   And we aren’t gonna take it any more.  No we aren’t.

It’s time for the Second American Revolution.  We need to let Congress know we aren’t going to take this any more.  No taxation without representation.  No mandates to force us to buy junk health insurance when we don’t have a democratic say in what is being put into law.

To the rooftops, to the tubes, to Congress, say NO!  We won’t take it any more.  The Second American Revolution is coming.  The Second American Revolution is Coming.

Follow below for more to do and a very cogent letter from PDA.

 

                Promises, Promises

Take Action–Tell Pelosi & Reid:

NO on MANDATE, YES on STATES’ RIGHTS

In a colusion to o nce again deny us what we want

In John Nichols’ column, “Dem Leaders Scheme to Scrap Health-Reform Conference Committee,” Nichols reports there will be no conference committee working to reconcile the two healthcare bills. Progressives had hoped to impact the final legislation in a profound way through this committee.

We have been lied to over and again in our attempts to get a debate and a vote on Medicare for All. Our last hope to negotiate a state waiver to ERISA, which would allow states to pass single-payer healthcare without a court challenge from healthcare corporations, has vanished before our eyes.

This is the final straw.

Call Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid. Tell them you will not support any Democrat in the midterms who votes for a bill which:

does not include the ERISA waiver for states–effective immediately, and

includes a mandate forcing us to buy defective corporate insurance policies

Time is short, and they need to hear from us–TODAY and TOMORROW. The Democratic Caucus meets on Thursday.

This is the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Please make these two calls and use the ‘forward-to-a-friend’ button above to send this action to like-minded people you know.

In solidarity,

Tim Carpenter

Please reread The Declaration of Independence.  It states that all men  are created equal and are endowed with certain unalienable rights–life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  In order to secure these rights:

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Whenever a government becomes destructive of these rights (and health care is included in these rights), “it is the right of the People [to rise up] to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government.”  

We have reached this point.  The government has gone too far in corruption, cronyism, and the power of the dollar.  We are now living with a government which is enimical to, and destructive of our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  

But I digress.  There will be more on this later/soon.  For now, however, we need to give notice to our Congressional non-representatives that their tenure of serving the corporate rich and harming “We the People” is coming to an end.

If they refuse to give us real Health Care Reform, they are finished.  We will work toward the Second American Revolution.

Call Congress.  Let them feel our anger.  Let them know.  Toll free numbers below in comments.

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  1. I tried to check current toll free numbers, but the site was down.

    Here are the most recent working numbers I have:

                    1-800-828 0498

                    1-866-338 1015

                    1-877-851 6437

                    1-800-614 2803

                    1-866-340 9281

    • Edger on January 6, 2010 at 2:49 am

    to get some results out of them. They follow the polls and they know they are facing big trouble in November. If the anger can be capitalized on now and enough people make it clear as a punch in the nose to them that no democrats at all get any votes or any contributions unless they create and pass a good single payer bill no amount of corporate contributions will do them any good at all.

    They need the votes more than they need the money… they’ll do whatever they have to do for those votes.

  2. …buhdy sir!

  3. Yes, I received the same e-mail and had read it previously here, as well!

    Deleted from the Senate Bill:

    — no public option

    — no expansion of Medicare

    — no regulations over health care insurance companies

    — will have a mandate on every American to buy the health care insurance

    — will have penalties for not purchasing the mandatory health care insurance;

    and one other issue I can’t think of at the moment.

    The Senate Bill, has been “sucked” dry of just about any possible benefit for Americans, except another “shackling” to corporates, and more theft of our monies.

    I’ll tell you why these F..king Dems scrapped the conference committee to reconcile the Senate and House versions — because they were afraid — just the dissent of four Congressmen, just four, a joint conference, would have sent this bill back for review and “reform.”  There were at least, Kucinich, Conyers, Grayson, and a couple of others that were almost a given to have voted against the outcome of the conference.  So, in order to avoid that scenario, the leader Dems decided to skip the joint conference.  

    IT IS BLATANTLY CLEAR THAT THE DEMS WILL DO AND INTEND ON DOING EVERYTHING TO PASS THIS GARBAGE BILL, JUST TO TAKE CREDIT FOR ONE OF THE WORST LEGISLATIONS POSSIBLE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

    Thank you for the telephone numbers, syd!

    Here are direct numbers for those wishing to call direct:

    202-224-3542 — Senator Reid

    202-225-0100 — Speaker Pelosi

    • dkmich on January 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    But, you’re going to have find me the energy to care.  They are going to do as they please and no amount of anything (but money) is going to change their minds on this or anything else.  

  4. Like OPOL said, it’s not even good kabuki anymore.

    And like you’re saying . . .

    We need to call congress and tell them we are furious.  Like modern day Paul Reveres, we need to ride through the countryside on our internet horses and yell from the rooftops, “The fascists are coming.  The fascists are coming.”   And we aren’t gonna take it any more.  No we aren’t.

    Thank you, Dharmasyd.

  5. A 21st Century update on an 18th Century theme.

  6. People say call their congresscritters and threaten them with primaries if they …

    We know their answer.

    Filing deadlines are going to start slipping away.  Why not just announce you are going to primary them and do it?  If you don’t have a candidate already, get one right now, don’t waste time to see how the healthcare bill turns out.

    We have to distinguish ourselves from the angry drunk who staggers out of the bar saying “I’ll get you next time!”  Bartender has heard that so many times, he yawns and pours another.  Our threats have no credibility because we have bluffed too many times.

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