Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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McDermott's staffer says he won't sign on to the 72 hour rule because it's a Republican bill - Updated

I called Jim McDermott's office yesterday to ask why he has not yet signed the Discharge Petition for H.R. 554 which would require bills be made available for 72 hours before any legislation could be voted upon.

This is the conversation:

Me: Hi. I was wondering why the Congressman has not signed the Discharge Petition for H.R. 554 yet?

Staffer: Uh, which one is that?

Me: The 72 hour bill, ensuring that there will be 72 hours -

Staffer: Oh yeah, oh yeah. 72 hours before a bill can be vote on. Is that the bill being put up by a Republican?

Me: (thinking, that's a strange question) Um, I don't know.

Staffer: (disdainfully) Yeah, yeah, I think it is. That's probably why he hasn't signed on. If it's a Republican bill then yeah, that's probably why.

Me: Excuse me, what about bipartisanship? Who cares if it's a Republican bill? (I forgot to mention that Democrat Brian Baird is a cosponsor) I'm shocked that a Democrat would not want full transparency in government! (playing on the idea that Dems are somehow all about transparency...)

Staffer: Uh, uh, I don't actually know much about it, so let me pass you on to Darcy. She's on the other line right now, but uh, you can leave her a message.

Update: Darcy has yet to return my phone call. 10-24-09 = State Propaganda

Via Drudge, an article from Roll Call about the website.

Turns out the Obama administration is using funds to inappropriately publicize and advance the President's policy proposals for health care reform. From the front page of the website you can click on a button in the bottom right-hand corner to "State Your Support" for his plans. This takes you to a page where you can sign a letter - name and email address required, of course - to show your support for his totally vague notions of "reform." It mentions something about fiscally responsible reform which is hilarious in light of the horrendous boondoggles that are the Senate and House bills.

Check it out. Screenshots below because they'll probably scrub it soon, like they always do after they have been caught doing something dirty and underhanded (also illegal in this instance.)

However, that's just the beginning. They also have a link to Obama's "Reality Check" which is so totally partisan it is useless. It is simply his own talking points. I wish he would just admit what he really wants from health care. I think we ALL could let out a big sigh of relief and get on to debating the real issue, which is, does America want single payer health care? I despise his dirty, underhanded method of pretending this is about "reform" when the easiest, most cost effective reforms would move us in the complete opposite direction of the current proposals. This is about single payer and it is dishonest for him to pretend it is about anything else. It's disgusting actually. Why can't we just have the real freaking debate? (My theory is that he knows the majority of Americans will never want single payer so he must use slimy and vague tactics to get us there.)

And of course, what Obama website would be complete without "personal stories" from people who just so happen to support his plan? I would have no problem putting a face on the issue if they would share personal stories from both sides! It is intellectually dishonest to use only the anecdotes that support their positions. This is why I find anecdotes to be ridiculous - not because I am callous, but because for every sob story Obama shares, I can share one that contradicts his story. That's why we don't use personal stories to make public policy. It is futile and ridiculous. However, if they want personal stories, use the link above to send them yours. They won't use it if it doesn't support their policies because they are cheaters, but do it anyway.

So if this propaganda is unacceptable to you, call or fax to complain.
White House switchboard: 202-456-1414 (t), 202-456-2461 (f)
Health and Human Services: 202-619-0257 (t), 1-877-696-6775 (toll-free)

Or call the media and ask them if they've noticed the propaganda, or if they care:
NBC: 1-818-840-4444
CBS: (212) 975-3247
ABC: (801) 927-3020 or (800) 658-8788 (toll free)
CNN: (404) 827-1500
FOX: 1-888-369-4762

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Let us read the bill!!

If you want to be able to even have a teeny-tiny 72 hours to look over the health care deform bill then you need to call your rep. and ask them to sign the Discharge Petition for H.Res. 554.

Go here to find out if your rep. has signed it. They only need 36 more to get it out of committee where the Democrat leadership has had it bottled up for weeks and weeks.

This should be a bipartisan issue. What kind of shady characters do not want the American people to be able to have time to read the bills?

Do it today!

ACTION ALERT! Call today!

Today is Organizing for Obama's attempt to overload the phone lines in support of his disastrous health care "reform."

We need to counter this and call too. Even if we just tie up the lines, let's get in there.

Freedom Works has a great outline of who to call, so go to their website and get calling!!