Posted by Pattie on 8/13/2009 05:28:00 PM

Please do not let the fear mongers win. We need reform. We've been waiting for 60 years for reform. The monied interest want you to believe that their way is best, but their way is only making them richer while real people, with real problems are dying or failing prey to illness and disability.

Contrary to the fear mongering, there is plenty of time to tweak the bills before Congress. Don't let the monied interest get their way. They are trying to slow things down so they can build up more fear. They are afraid because they see their gravy train heading out to the sunset.

Don't be afraid. Tell your representatives you want reform. Let real debate happen. Tell your representatives you want real reform by the end of the year.

It will be a great Christmas present.

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The Fat Lady Sings said...

Do you really think we're apt to see any reform? I have my doubts. Oh - I think that legislation will be signed - I just doubt there will be any real reform in it. Scads of window dressing? You bet - a sop to appease those of us clamoring for the real thing - but nothing more. 'Fraid I don't believe in miracles - and it would take a miracle for Congressional Democrats to develop enough spine to just say to hell with Republican obstructionism and go ahead with what’s right.

Pattie said...

I think this is the best chance the United States has ever had, but that isn't the same thing as saying I think it will happen. What I do believe is that if it doesn't happen, the United States as a world player will become less and less significant. We cannot continue to compete in the world market if we continue to tie one hand behind the backs of our businesses by insisting that they alone pay for health care. I believe one of the reasons that more and more outsourcing and movement of jobs elsewhere has to do with this very expensive line item on company books. Labor is starting to cost too much here, not because of the labor but because of the health care. I really don't get why the business sector isn't clamoring for reform, especially after the collapse of several industries in the last several years. There are already indications of a "brain drain" from the US with college graduates looking abroad for jobs. Maybe the Republicans need to grow a spine, and truly vote pro-business for once (instead of pro-crony).