Thursday, January 20, 2011

Every state and local government needs to enforce the laws and surely they can find one for their local (federal) congressman, i.e. to put him in jail

The text of the current USA Constitutional Oath is not written in the Constitution, but the current oath was enacted by Congress in 1862. “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

Many of those Representatives voting against full enactment of the current health care set of rules and have broken the faith with those they should show allegience too–citizens in their states–not Insurance firms and corporations.–KAS

MY FIRST COMMENT TO THE MESSAGE IN THE LETTER BELOW is IT IS TIME TO ARREST SOME CONGRESSMEN FOR NOT SUPPORTING THEIR CONSTITUENTS. Every state and local government needs to enforce the laws and surely they can find one for their local (federal) congressman, i.e. to put him in the slammer.–KAS

Kevin –

At 5:53 p.m. Eastern Time today, the House moved to repeal health insurance reform.

Every single Republican — all 242 — voted for repeal.

This is a vote for insurance companies. There is no other way to put it.

Because if the question is what is best for Americans, repeal would never come up: Health reform is already at work improving the lives of millions of people. Repeal will result in 32 million fewer Americans with health coverage — and add $230 billion to the deficit over the next 10 years.

Republicans in Congress need to know there’s a political price to pay for siding with special interests over the constituents in their districts.

We’re putting together a dedicated team of organizers and volunteers across the country to protect our progress on health reform — ….

[S] upport Organizing for America and help stop repeal before it’s too late.

The Affordable Care Act addresses and ends some of the worst insurance-industry abuses against families, children, seniors, and the sick — the cost of repeal would be steep:

— Families, many already struggling to get by, could lose their coverage if someone is in an accident or becomes sick — right when they need it the most.

— A woman with cancer could have her coverage stripped away because of a tiny mistake on a form.

— Pregnant women, children born with disabilities, and anyone with a pre-existing condition — as many as half of Americans under age 65 — could face discrimination or be denied coverage by an insurance company that deems them too costly.

— A senior on Medicare who falls in the “donut hole” in prescription coverage would once again have to make up that cost out of pocket — and start paying for all preventative care.

— The deficit would increase by $230 billion over the next 10 years — placing an unfair burden on our children and grandchildren and future generations who will have to pay for this mistake.

— Insurance companies could go back to working for corporate profit and CEO bonuses — instead of for the people who pay their premiums.

These cruel and unjust practices are exactly why we organized, donated, volunteered, and spoke out for months, helping to pass legislation 100 years in the making. It’s why we worked with the President and Democrats in Congress to reform a broken and unsustainable health care system.

Now, that progress is being threatened — and we have to do everything we can to protect it.

Organizing for America is running a full-fledged campaign to drive this message home in communities across the country. Our organizers and volunteers will be knocking on doors, writing letters to their local papers, talking to neighbors, and calling their senators.



Mitch Stewart
Organizing for America



Blogger Kevin Anthony Stoda said...

"Overall, given what you know about them, would you say you support or oppose the changes to the health care system that have been enacted by Congress and the Obama administration?" If oppose: "Overall, do you think the new health care law goes too far or does not go far enough in changing the health care system?" Options rotated. Combined responses.

Support Oppose:
Too far Oppose:
Not far enough Oppose:
Unsure Unsure
% % % % %
45 35 13 2 5

Strongly Support is 45%, Oppose 35% and those saying the new law doesn't go far enough is 13%

5:28 AM  
Blogger Kevin Anthony Stoda said...

Rep. John Yarmuth: "They can say whatever they want, but the truth is that the Republican plan is no care, no matter how desperate or how dire your diagnosis, no matter if the alternative saves money, saves jobs and saves lives. I yield back."

Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio also criticized the repeal effort but said Congress ultimately should establish a single-payer healthcare system.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich: "Repeal means Americans will continue to pay more for insurance but get less, that is, if they can afford health insurance in the first place. The very idea of healthcare reform solely within the context of a for-profit system has been more than problematic. Today, 50 million Americans have no health insurance. What are we going to do for them? Rather than waste time on debating how much reform insurance companies will permit, if any, it’s time to change the debate. It’s time to end the for-profit healthcare model. It’s time for a not-for-profit healthcare, single-payer, universal, Medicare for all."

6:32 AM  

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