Video: “Canada’s Obama Care: a True Story”
from the Independence Institute
To be sung to the melody of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”:
Barry* had a health care plan, health care plan, health care plan.
Barry had a health care plan; it cost a lot of dough.
Everywhere that Barry went, Barry went, Barry went.
Everywhere that Barry went, the people told him “no.”
* Substitute the two-syllable name of another elected official and her for him if it’s a woman.
Video: “ObamaCare Hidden Truth”
As you have probably already learned this year, Democrats in Congress are not reading bills before they vote on them–even if they allow time for anyone to read them. Obama demonstrated this week that he isn’t familiar with the provisions in H.R. 3200, the House version of the health care bill.
Who is reading it? At least these people are:
Go to their sites to find out what they’ve gleaned from the bill.
|United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW)||$10,000||$0||$10,000|
|Denver West Realty||$9,200||$9,200||$0|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)||$5,000||$0||$5,000|
|Operating Engineers Union (IUOE)||$5,000||$0||$5,000|
The UFCW is a member of Health Care for America Now (HCAN) in its own right (“Who We Are“). The IBEW and IUOE are both members of the AFL-CIO (“Unions of the AFL-CIO“), which is a member of HCAN’s steering committee (“Who We Are“). HCAN
is a national grassroots campaign of more than 1,000 organizations in 46 states representing 30 million people dedicated to winning quality, affordable health care we all can count on in 2009. Our organization and principles are supported by President Obama, Vice President Biden, and more than 190 Members of Congress.
We are building a national movement to win comprehensive health care reform by helping mobilize people in their communities to lobby their U.S. Senators and Representatives in Congress to stand up to the insurance companies and other special interest groups to achieve quality, affordable health care in 2009. (“About Us“)
Contact Rep. Perlmutter; remind him that he works for the voters of Colorado’s 7th Congressional District–not the unions, other special interest groups, the Democratic Party, or Barack Obama; and tell him to keep his hands off our health care and health insurance:
Website: http://perlmutter.house.gov/ (Click on “Contact” and then “Contact Forms” for e-mail contact form)
Washington, D.C. Office: 202-225-2645, 202-225-5278 (fax)
District Office: 303-274-7944, 303-274-6455 (fax)
According to an Associated Press story, this morning “Obama met . . . with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont. Reid said Thursday that the panel will push to complete a bill before the Senate breaks Aug. 7. Baucus has been negotiating with the panel’s Republicans in hopes of producing a bipartisan bill.”
We need to put pressure on Democrats and Republicans on the committee to keep them from passing the bill–before or after the Senate’s recess. Here are the members of the Finance Committee with links to their websites:
|MAX BAUCUS, MT
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV, WV
KENT CONRAD, ND
JEFF BINGAMAN, NM
JOHN F. KERRY, MA
BLANCHE L. LINCOLN, AR
RON WYDEN, OR
CHARLES E. SCHUMER, NY
DEBBIE STABENOW, MI
MARIA CANTWELL, WA
BILL NELSON, FL
ROBERT MENENDEZ, NJ
THOMAS CARPER, DE
Download a .pdf file with senators’ phone numbers here.
According to the Congressional Budget Office’s preliminary analysis, H.R. 3200 would
In addition, “enacting H.R. 3200 would result in a net increase in the federal budget deficit of $239 billion over the 2010-2019 period.”
On Friday, July 17, 2009, the House Ways and Means Committee passed H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.