Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dialing down the rhetoric, tuning up meaningful debate=About time!

I would like to commend Congressmen Eric Cantor and Bobby Scott for planning a bipartisan debate/public forum on Sept 21 10-1130 am at the downtown office of the Richmond Times Dispatch 300 E Franklin St Richmond Va. Perhaps others will follow their example and stop the hate train. Lets all show up and respectfully work for consensus and solutions. Please contact us if you want to attend!We need to be respectfully heard and show our support for healthcare reform at this event!
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Important historical videos re: the history of previous healthcare reform attempts

The first video is an achival news clipping record of Nixon's attempt at reform in 1973
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGKkPEvD2OM
The second is Clinton's healthcare reform speech to Congress in 1993
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss_mUjre5Kw
To those who say what's the hurry and we're moving too fast in our current efforts to reform healthcare- these videos speak to the fact that we have been chewing on this issue for far too long. They speak to "woulda, coulda, shoulda", and that the current opposition's pushback is "same shit ,different day". They tell us that pushing off to the future a yet more expensive and more broken system to yet another generation is a dereliction of our respondsibility. Action is long overdue and it is noteworthy that the cost numbers these historical documents cite that were used as the bullets that killed earlier reform efforts seem like such a bargain considering what the delays have cost us. It is frustrating to look at these missed opportunities and to ponder where they have brought us.
"Those who do not know the past are doomed to repeat it"- George Santanyana

To review the plan released by the White House that is THE plan moving forward click on:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/health_care/plan/
read understand and share
It's time
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