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Monday, November 23, 2009

Lipinski weathers Tea Party activists

Advocates of health care reform don't like the Tea Party activists who have been loud and obnoxious when members of Congress have held public meetings.

The pro-health care reform people shot video of a recent town hall meeting by U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski where Tea Party activists heckled a woman telling the story of her pregnant daughter-in-law dying after being denied the care she needed because she was uninsured.

h/t Jeff Wegerson (Prairie State Blue)

I would prefer the United States enact health care reform based on a deliberative discussion of what's wrong with the current system and how we can make it better.

But the Republican Party seeks to defeat any health care legislation because it perceives that the GOP will do better in the 2010 elections if they can say the Democrats have not accomplished anything on the Democrats top legislative priority.

Generally Americans want health care reform. And generally they want something similar to what the Democrats are proposing or something more radical, like single-payer health care. Since the Tea Party activists don't have the people on their side and they don't have good arguments for maintaining the status quo they yell louder, make extreme claims and are generally obnoxious.

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  • The video does not present anybody expressing the 'captions' contained in the video.
    The reality is that that there are a lot of 'loser' that consume a huge amount of resources with no postive result.

    By Blogger JWPboss, at 11:17 PM, November 24, 2009  

  • Okay you cannot present to me a fair poll which states that a majority of americans want single payer health care. Having the government control health care is a terrible idea and I'll explain it in full on my blog just for you.


    By Blogger Vaughn, at 11:05 AM, November 25, 2009  

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