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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 08:54 AM
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CREDO: Tell DINO Tom Daschle: "Don't undermine a public health care option!"
(this email was more interesting to me because of the Dirt on Daschle than it was for the petition)

Tom Daschle was President Obama's pick to be Secretary of Health and Human Services - and with his extensive healh care background, many lauded this as an excellent choice. Who knew he'd sell public health care down the river a few months later?

Of course, the nomination went south after it came to light that Daschle had over $100,000 in unpaid taxes on such things as a private car and full-time driver. So Daschle went back to his gig as one of the founders and board members of the Bipartisan Policy Center - a DC think-tank that Daschle founded with Bob Dole and two other former senators. And guess what? The BPC has extensive funding ties to the insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

Mr. Obama ran for president on a very strong global warming platform which achieved the 80% reduction, launched a cap and trade market without giving away free permits to polluters, and set strong standards for boosting clean renewable energy. Special interests are warping his pledge almost beyond recognition.

So maybe we shouldn't be surprised that, on June 17, Daschle and Dole went to bat for the Bipartisan Policy Center's supposed "solution" to the health care battle - letting states administer public insurance pools instead of the federal government, and nixing a public health care option (like Medicare) if that's what's needed to pass a bill.

I just signed a petition to tell Tom Daschle to stop undermining the importance of a public health care option - a public option is vital to real reform, and we can't give moderates any excuse to wimp out. Please have a look and take action.

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/daschle/?r_by=4637-...
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 09:48 AM
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1. Done, K&R and I am so disappointed.
Why should we have to do this? Corporate interests rule. Bush and his cohorts set the example.
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 10:50 AM
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3. We should NOT have to do this. Just watched Maher's latest "New Rules"
and he is SO right on so many levels. Disgusting.
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choie Donating Member (899 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 11:07 AM
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4. yup, so much for thr Dems winning the congress and executive branch
which, according to Obama, was the only way we'd get single payer healthcare. Hasn't made a whole hell of a lot of difference, has it Obama?
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 09:52 AM
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2. Done. Thanks!
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