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samrock Donating Member (501 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 04:02 PM
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We need to start putting pressure on Republicans and Blue Dogs NOW!!

It MUST be clear that if health care fails to pass it will be THEIR fault. They should get the blame and face the wrath of voters for doing NOTHING but stopping most people from getting health care at a reasonable cost that they can not be denied.. We must create a reason for them to vote for health care and real risks for them if they are perceived of helping to stop it..
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pinb1212 Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 04:10 PM
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1. Actually we have the numbers to get this passed on our own.
If the repugs don't want to play nice, screw them.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 04:12 PM
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2. The Blue Cross Dogs were added to that.
And they ARE bought and paid for, and standing in the way!
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 04:13 PM
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3. Toll-free Capitol Hill numbers
Toll-free Capitol Hill Numbers:


1-800-828-0498 1-866-388-1015 1-866-220-0044 1-877-851-6437
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 04:25 PM
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4. Here are the facts. Reluctant senators need to be confronted with the
Edited on Thu Jul-23-09 04:29 PM by JDPriestly
fact that we know how much they are on the take from the healthcare insurers, pharmaceuticals and others in the medical industry:

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/candlist.php?con...

Specifically,

Max Baucus:
http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=...

Landrieu:

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?c...

Ben Nelson:

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?c...

Compare: My congressman Xavier Becerra:

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=...

My congressman supports healthcare reform, but is cautious about how to pay for it (from what I can tell). He receives a lot of money from health professionals, but then a lot of nurses live in our district, and his wife is a doctor. He understands the importance of making health care affordable for all to his constituents and favors reform. His donations come from the industry, but primarily from those who work in the health care industry -- the professionals.

Evan Bayh:

Baucus:
http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?c...
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crickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 04:59 PM
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5. Excellent! Thanks for the direct links to Open Secrets. -nt
:thumbsup:
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 05:09 PM
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6. We need reform in regards to raising money.
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HOLOS Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-26-09 04:56 PM
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7. yes!
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