Sunday, November 8, 2009

YAY!!! Health reform passes the House




The House of Representatives did it!!! They passed their version of health care reform last night, 220 - 215. They even got one Republican vote, from Joseph Cao (R-New Orleans) so they can call it a bipartisan bill, which I really don't care about except that it pissed off Eric Cantor, which only adds to my glee.

The House bill has some really, really good things in it. I will detail them later.

For now, if you have been listening to the scary voices telling you the Big Bad Government is going to take over your health care, I just have one thing to say:

Don't be afraid.

The bill that just passed the House will make things better. Even for you.

For the Democrats who decided to vote "no" on this bill, I have another thing to say:

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Here are their names:

Adler
Altmire
Baird
Barrow
Boccieri
Boren
Boucher
Boyd
Bright
Chandler
Childers
Artur Davis
Lincoln Davis
Chet Edwards
Gordon
Griffith
Herseth-sandlin
Holden

Kissell
Kosmas
Kratovil
Kucinich
Betsy Markey
Marshall
Massa
Matheson
McIntyre
McMahon
Melancon
Minnick
Scott Murphy
Nye
Peterson
Ross
Shuler
Skelton
Tanner
Taylor
Teague


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9 comments:

  1. Lesley, How about that? Yesterday afternoon, I was sure it would not happen.

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  2. A great day for our country!

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  3. Wonderful news and yes those blue dogs better watch out. I think they are going to be on someone's hit list.

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  4. We're still a long way away... I was reading comments last night - more bad than good - and couldn't believe my eyes! People are actually saying the gov't isn't listening to the people. Come on folks! The PEOPLE elected Obama because he promised this reform! Sorry about your people...

    Not that I'm wishing, but very soon, Leslie, you can get sick...

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  5. Bruce: I know, I had my doubts too!

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  6. Jim: Yes! Now let's keep moving forward!!

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  7. Rae: I wish I had a Blue Dog to vote against! LOL

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  8. Lily: Isn't it amazing? I was listening to the debate in the House last night - Republican after Republican raving about the "will of the people" being against a "government take-over of health care." What the heck are they even TALKING about?? WHAT government take-over?? Good grief.

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  9. Well good but I'm not encouraged. The tea leaves are not favorable. I hope I'm wrong.

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