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Employee Free Choice Act – Act NOW!

America’s workers are putting in more hours than ever and still struggling to make ends meet, if they still have a job.  Meanwhile, corporate CEOs are still enjoying salaries 180 times higher than their average employees.

The Employee Free Choice Act can help restore the American Dream by making it easier for workers to form unions. Support this bill and help to reach one million signatures!  Sign ThePetition HERE 

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A Catastrophe in the Making – Legislative Healthcare Proposals

young-obamaSarcastically describing them as “brilliant,” Physicians for a National Health Program National Coordinator Quentin Young warned that the legislative proposals currently being considered to improve access to healthcare are “a catastrophe in the making” and would rival the collapse of the financial markets.

Speaking at an outdoor rally today in downtown Chicago’s Federal Plaza, Young advocated for a publicly funded, privately operated “Medicare-for-all” health system, and he mocked proposals to mandate that everyone buy private insurance or face a fine.

The rally was timed to coincide with the White House forum on healthcare reform taking place in Los Angeles and was co-sponsored by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee. Young noted that single-payer advocates were denied a seat at the table at today’s forum and that—in Los Angeles—”thousands were protesting outside because they could not get inside.”   (read the whole story)

To learn more about the “Medicare-for-all” plan, visit the Physicians for a National Health Program website.  They host a great questions & answers page.  pnhp.org   If you are short on a time, and would like to view a quick and concise video describing the benefits of such a plan, CLICK HERE.

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663,000 Jobs Vanished in March – Total exceeds 5 Million

Between January and March more than two million jobs were lost, according to the Labor Department.   See the whole picture for March 2009 – (LINK)

A short video of one familys plight in Spokane is representative of many of the five million unemployed.   Friday, their home was to be sold at auction. 

What can you do?  You can do as these two young girls did; write, call, fax and scream at your representative’s and tell them you have had enough!   They need to represent you, not the corporate lobbyist, not Wall St, not the hedge fund managers, not the banks… YOU

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Locate your represenative – Link   To call President Oboma at the White House (202-456-1414 or  202- 456-1111)

 Can you say TERM LIMITS ?

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March 30, 2009: The Obama Day in 100 Seconds

 

As President Obama heads to Europe for a week, he leaves Congress with a full agenda including consideration of his healthcare agenda, the budget and the auto industry.  You want to  bet, they take the week off!  We can only hope that when in Europe this week he might take another look into some of the European Single Payer Health Plans and how they too can work here…  With the global economy and unemployment being at issue, the one thing the unemployed Europeans don’t have to worry about is the affordability of getting sick!

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Americans have had enough – Taking back the Economy!

On March 19, 2009 Americans in cities nationwide will hold demonstrations at the offices of major banks and other corporations to demand more responsible corporate behavior and call on Congress to enact the change that will make it happen employee free choice and healthcare reform.

Read more, see details for your state!

bribesDo our “elected” lawmaker’s  have the political will to do anything?  Talk is cheap and that’s all we hear…  I use the term elected loosely since it is grossly apparent that the influential corporate contributions received by many make it impossible for them to act… 

Can you say TERM LIMITS?

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AIG & Citi – BAD CREDIT RISK

Let us apply their same lending rules back on them.     BAD Risk – NO

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Members of Congress Offer Prescription for GM Competitive Disadvantage

rxFeb 20,2009 Healthcare-Now  –  Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and two other Members of Congress today sent a letter to the CEO of General Motors, Mr. Richard Wagoner, Jr., to propose a different kind of auto industry rescue plan that eliminates the competitive disadvantage of inflated health care costs.

As health care costs continue to spiral out of control, the brunt is borne in large part by employers that provide health care. General Motors and other U.S.automakers have significantly higher health care costs than their international competitors — as much as $1400 per car. In the letter, Members of Congress point out that the adoption of H.R. 676, the United States National Health Care Act, would level the playing field and stimulate the economy.

Under H.R. 676, all American residents would receive a National Health Insurance card. The card would be good for health care services at all health care facilities across the country in the National Health Insurance system. Families would be able to choose any licensed doctor and any hospital. There would be no premium, deductible or co-payment. No one would receive a bill for any medically necessary health care services, and by eliminating inefficiencies, the plan would cost the same amount of money that is now spent on health care.

Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and John Conyers (D-MI) also signed the letter.

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