Friday, March 19, 2010
CONGRESSMAN JOHN BOCCIERI SHOULD VOTE FOR HEALTH CARE!
The Report got e-mailed the above flyer (in an unedited format) a day or two ago. Yours truly has never had much use for the 9-12/teabagger movement and the flyer tells one and all why these organizations are not credible politically active organizations.
So let me get this right?
If Boccieri votes yes on health care reform, he's a traitor?
But if he votes no, he is a patriot?
Most Stark Countians and voters in the 16th congressional district eschew these kinds of tactics. And so should Congressman Boccieri.
The SCPR views the rhetoric, the tactics and the strategy of these groups to be the equivalent of the John Birch Society of yore. As an aside, reports have surfaced in the general media about the possible resurgence of the John Birch Society. If so, the Society will no longer be out there in the fringe alone, it has company with the 9-12/teabagger movements.
Opposition/pressure from these extremists on Boccieri, should tell the congressman all he needs to know about how he should vote.
The SCPR challenges Boccieri to vote yes on the proposed legislation.
On what basis?
First, it is the right thing to do. Health care insurance companies need to be reined in. Well known for their arbitrary, excessive-premium-hiking ways to price "undesirables" off its insurance rolls and to deny, deny and deny even more on pre-existing conditions on the absolutely critical need of a human being for healthcare insurance. They are completely out-of-control and need to be managed by the people of this great nation.
Second, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) figures published yesterday show that passing the current health care initiative will be a federal deficit reducer.
Third, as a Democrat, if Boccieri and enough of his Democratic colleagues vote to scuttle the President's initiative, then he has participated in creating a slippery slope which will likely make him, his colleagues, and the Democratic majority as well as the President "lame ducks" who cannot formulate and pass legislative measures that they think will help the country.
Those are the reasons why the Stark County Political Report urges Congressman John Boccieri to vote YES on health care reform!