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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:10 PM

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patrice Nov 2012 OP
msongs Nov 2012 #1
freshwest Nov 2012 #2
patrice Nov 2012 #3
freshwest Nov 2012 #4
patrice Nov 2012 #12
fredamae Nov 2012 #5
patrice Nov 2012 #6
freshwest Nov 2012 #14
fredamae Nov 2012 #16
leftyohiolib Nov 2012 #7
fredamae Nov 2012 #9
leftyohiolib Nov 2012 #19
leftyohiolib Nov 2012 #20
patrice Nov 2012 #10
leftyohiolib Nov 2012 #18
fredamae Nov 2012 #22
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #8
patrice Nov 2012 #11
hfojvt Nov 2012 #13
freshwest Nov 2012 #15
hfojvt Nov 2012 #17
woo me with science Nov 2012 #21
butterfly77 Nov 2012 #23

Response to patrice (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:14 PM

1. now is a great time to have liberal populists in charge. alas we do not nt

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Response to patrice (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:31 PM

2. Please add Medicaid to your poster, defunding it kills a lot who aren't eligible for the others.

And it is the group of people that the GOP has long had their sights aimed on eliminating from the population.

As Bernie Sanders has said, Ryan's proposed Medicaid cuts would be a 'death sentence' for many Americans:

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said on Monday's The Ed Show that cuts to Medicaid would mean a "death sentence for a whole lot of people all over this country."

"Let's be very clear, a lot of people don't understand this," he said, "This year alone, we're going to be losing 45,000 people who die because they don't get to a doctor when they should. If Medicaid is significantly cut, that number will increase significantly."

Sanders also pushed back against Republicans who claim that the $700 billion being reallocated from Medicare was "robbed" from seniors. Romney made the claim on Sunday—the same day that RNC Chair Reince Priebus accused Obama of having "blood on his hands" for that very reason.

Senator Sanders explained that the Affordable Care Act did not cut benefits for seniors but instead made how those benefits are dispersed "more efficient." Earlier on Monday, Lean Forward reported that the $700 billion came out of payments to "some hospitals, private insurers, and on prescription drugs as a way to control costs on the country's burgeoning health care bill."

Of Ryan's Medicare plan, Sanders said, "Everyone understands that they are destroying Medicare as it is currently constituted."


Video at the link:

http://leanforward.msnbc.com/_news/2012/08/13/13265389-bernie-sanders-ryans-proposed-medicaid-cuts-would-be-a-death-sentence-for-many-americans?lite

Or here is his statement making the case very clearly:




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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:37 PM

3. I'll go to Knowledge Movement and ask them to do that. nt

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Response to patrice (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:41 PM

4. Thanks, patrice. They need to know that we have not forgotten these people.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:13 PM

12. Done & I'll watch to see what they do with the suggestion.

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Response to patrice (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:43 PM

5. Easy List For ALL Lawmakers

http://www.house.gov/representatives/#state_oh

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

PLEASE NOTE: John Boehners Correct Ph Number is 202-225-0600
Not 202-225-6205 (old number)

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Response to fredamae (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:45 PM

6. +++1

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Response to fredamae (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:29 PM

14. Thanks, fredamae.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:47 PM

16. You're very welcome :) n/t

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Response to patrice (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:57 PM

7. if you're not a constituent they arent gonna care what you have to say

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 04:10 PM

9. That is not accurate

I have been calling for Years. I have found only One Sen Cornyn (R-TX) that refuses to "hear the American People".
I have gotten as much as 22 Minutes w/GOP on the ph.
I am well recieved, surpringly, by the GOP-In some cases, more so than my own Dem Party....

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Response to fredamae (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:56 AM

20. that's not been my experience if that's changed then good. but remember that listening to you

doesnt mean you're having any influence. stephanie miller, on her show, will give right-wingers lots of air time more than people who agree with her but they have no influence on her actions. so the gop might be listening to you but not really giving a _____ to what you're talking about.

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:10 PM

10. wow. hmmmm, let me think a minute about why what calls itself "the Left" might be so

profoundly passive aggressive and support a self-fulfilling prophecy about dis-empowerment.

I suggest that you ask yourself how you might be just exactly like that which you putatively oppose, just wearing a different label.

And, before you get angry at me for saying that to you, know that I seek the answer to that question in my own life at every opportunity.

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Response to patrice (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:49 AM

18. dont worry about me being angry i dont understand what you said but i'm telling you what i was

told by boner's office and nancy peolsi's office, both were thankyou for your intrest however our concerns are for the people in our district blah blah blah. now it's been some time since those contacts so maybe things have changed but i doubt it.

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:32 AM

22. If the reason you were

calling was an issue with your State-then yes--you would get a response as such--but when I call about National issues--with the exception of Sen Cornyn-Never.
Each of their votes (National Issues) affects each of us, no matter where we live. When "they" all interview on MSM and give floor speeches they Do address All of "The American People", so they themselves Invite, if you will, ALL of us to respond. So I do.
Don't give up. It takes Many Hands To Make A Light Load. The More people call-the harder it is for them to ignore us---and for me--just because I am discouraged from participation? Energizes me toward More involvement.
It is, after-all, Our Govt. We (most) Want & Have A Right To Hold A Seat At The Table.

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Response to patrice (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 04:09 PM

8. Tell them what we do want to cut- Homeland Security, TSA, Drone program

 

n/t

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:11 PM

11. +1google!

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Response to patrice (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:16 PM

13. What's the number for the White House?

Is Obama arguing that "the Bush tax cuts should expire"? I don't think he is. He's only arguing for 22% of them to expire.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:30 PM

15. Which 22%?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:25 PM

17. some from the top

but under his plan, the richest 20% still get $163 billion a year in tax cuts, and the bottom 20% only get $14 billion a year. http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021880321

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Response to patrice (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:20 AM

21. K&R

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Response to patrice (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:27 PM

23. K&R...

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