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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday Morning--Part I--Why We-The People- Should Fear Not To Support ObamaCare AND MORE!

Last week's Supreme Court decision was a historic victory for the progressive vision of more compassionate government.
Can progressives stop fretting over the Supreme Court’s recent Obamacare decision for a few minutes and realize that liberals have actually won a truly remarkable political victory?
Don’t take my word for it. Take New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, who said, “Let’s celebrate. This was a big day, a victory for due process, decency and the American people.” Especially, for an estimated 30 million Americans who will now get access to America’s healthcare system.
Or take filmmaker Michael Moore’s word for it, heard on Democracy Now. “Let me state the positive first,” he said. “This really is a huge victory for our side, in spite of all my concerns with this law… This is a real—a real smackdown of their—the way that they [the Tea Party right] believe our country should be structured… It moves history forward on the right path.”. . . .
 After all, each and every Refund Check that ObamaCare has Generated is indeed a Victory For the People--For the Middle Class. But then, Why Would the Republican Party be so against it? The answer to this is--> 
VIDEO: Health Scare: Wendell Potter and Bo Muller-Moore Explain Why Big Business Hates "Obamacare"
We've heard a lot of talk about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, dubbed "Obamacare" by conservatives who hate it, lately. The Supreme Court may have ruled it constitutional, but most people still don't seem to understand what's in it--or why big business hates it. They've done a great job of scaring many people with talk of "death panels" and "government takeovers." 
In this new video from our friends at Burzt TV, Bo Muller-Moore, the "Eat More Kale" guy who's fighting a trademark battle with Chick-Fil-A over his signature T-shirt, and Wendell Potter, health insurance whistleblower, explain what's in the law and more importantly, why the health insurance industry spent so much time and money trying to scare people away from it.     Read more

After all, generating fear and hate is so very easy, since it is Human Nature to look out for #1. The questions become why would the Republican Party which claims to be the Christians forget how many time and ways the Holy Bible preach on--"Fear Not" and "Love For Fellow Humans". In addition, why would the Republican Party play on selfishness. After all, what is wrong with paying for a common good? Is that not what Social Security Insurance all about? Working for a common good--Did that not begin with the first Barn Raising-Barn Raising, which were the inspiration for Habitat For Humanity?
Money gathered from all and given to those who need it as they need it--Is This Not What All Insurance Is About--Well, Except For The Money That Pay The Salaries Of The People Who Work For The Insurance Companies and The Bosses and The Stock Holders.

P.S. FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION ALSO--After all, should We Americans also support All of Those People who Risk their Very Lives To Support Us.


Barbara, please sign our petition to Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid demanding they pass legislation making all federal firefighters eligible for federal health insurance. Click here to sign.
Many of the men and women hired by the federal government to fight the wildfires in Colorado, and around the country, are doing so without health insurance. They are classified as temporary employees by the Forest Service, and as such, are not eligible for federal health care or retirement benefits.
It would take an act of Congress to fix this. While Republicans in Congress don't want to pass any expansion in public employee benefits, refusing to help the firefighters who are risking life and limb in order to save entire towns in one of the important swing states in the nation could be politically disastrous for them in an election year.
Putting pressure on Republicans and congressional leaders to help firefighters get affordable health care starts by showing them tens of thousands of voters are paying attention. Please, sign our petition to congressional leaders demanding they pass legislation making all federal firefighters eligible for health insurance.
Keep fighting,
Joan McCarter, Daily Kos

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P.P.S.--> I am also passing on this--for consideration. Thank You.

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