Did you know you don’t matter? Really. That is what members of congress and their dutiful media are saying. The Tea Party’s that are a true grass roots effort across the US to protest Tax’s and spending, according to the media and congress are insignificant and manufactured. The media reports grossly underestimate the crowds and paints them as right wing extremists and or fake protesters paid for by special interest groups. The recent town hall meetings on health care reform where people have made their voices heard, they are doing the same thing. Darth Traitor (Arlan Spector) has told us that the people showing up at the town hall meetings and voicing their opinion are not representative of the American public. Nancy Pelosi has called the people who have voiced their opinion across America, Nazi’s and unruly mobs and are organized by the insurance companies to spread lies about the health care plan. The Media has portrayed protesters as violent mobs and thugs trying to intimidate people into dropping support for the health care bill.
But lets look at the facts. There was no reported violence out there until the white house sent an email to its supporters stating, how ever hard they push against health care we need to push back twice as hard. Just one in many irresponsible statements by this administration. After the White House sent their marching orders, with in a day SEIU leaders had assaulted several people protesting the Health Care Bill in several different states. It seems they got the message loud and clear. AFSME was not far behind. These unions began to Astroturf meetings all across the country, bussing in supporters from other states in some cases to make their numbers seems stronger. Yet they were still out numbered by the people who were against the plans. The Next trick was to have politicians let the Union Members in the hall first through a side door, then tell the rest of the crowd that the room was full and they would not be let in, THIS WAS BEFORE THE DOORS ACTUALLY OPENED.
So you don’t matter? REALLY? The fact is people who have never even thought about going to a protest or Tea Party like gathering, are now GOING because they see what is going on. They are going educated on the Health Care Reform bill, stumping career politicians with facts, and not standing for the spin. So much so that many of the Town Hall meetings on Health Care were canceled. Right here in Schuylkill County our Congressman Tim Holden refuses to have any town hall meetings, saying they are not productive, he did however call into the Local Call in Talk Show (Step up to the Mic on WPPA 1360) and spoke to the hosts about Health Care Reform. And while it really seems as though he is on the right track, you have to wonder with his voting record in the House if it is not just lip service to his constituents. One will never know since he will not face us in a public forum where he can be challenged.
To Congressman Holden your voice doesn’t matter, or he would be willing to hear it.
The White House is so worried about your voices they have encouraged your friends and family to report you to the White House if you hear something you feel is fish about Health Insurance Reform you should REPORT it to the White House. Can you imagine the head of a Government asking you to report your Mom, your Dad, your friend or your co-worker for disagreeing with the Leaders stance on an issue? Have you ever heard of anything like that in history? But here it is directly from the White House web site…..
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is not the first time in History this has happened. This has been a tactic to quell dissent by many dictators through out history including Saddam Hussein, and yes while I frown on how often this has been thrown around by Mrs. Pelosi and many other people in this debate, Nazi Germany’s SS also used this tactic. So being a good patriotic American I sent the following letter to email@example.com
I would like to report President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and almost every other member of Congress for putting our false information about the health care act. These people and their willing accomplice’s in the media have OVER and OVER again lied to the people of the united states about this health care bill. Specifically attempting to lead people into believing they can not get health care if they are poor or uninsured.
Let me make this clear, no one can be turned away from an emergency room or denied care based on many factors including being insured. If this does happen, that hospital should dealt with swiftly.
If the above mentioned people would stop spinning, misleading, attempting to rush the process, and out and out lying to the people of the United States, they could make an informed decision on health care reform. The result would be reform that would truly benefit the people of the US.
The constant attempts to dismiss people who do not agree with the above mentioned people, the constant attempts to silence them and intimidate them will only serve to strengthen their resolve.
Michael Zellner Jr.
The simple fact is you do matter, and it scares the crap out of them, it scares them that Democrats and republicans alike are out in force voicing opposition to this health care reform plan. Not opposed to health care reform, but this government controlled plan.
Earlier I mentioned the unions, one union has be very very quiet on this issue. The Teamsters. You only need to look a bit closer to see why. Teamsters own and operate their own Health Insurance plan, the implementation of the House version of Health Care Reform would no doubt Destroy the Teamsters Health and Welfare, costing the Teamsters millions if not billions of dollars in premiums.
There is nothing wrong with them being against is, in fact I am glad they are, just like 85% of America I like my health insurance and do not want it to change in any way, but the least the Teamsters could do is come out and oppose a Government Run health care option. They are vocal on every other issue, why not come out and oppose this? I’ll save that answer for another day.
You matter, you matter MUCH more than they will let on. So don’t stop, keep asking the tough questions, keep voicing your opinion, keep challenging their “facts” with the real facts, keep educating yourself by doing what the elected officials refuse to so reading the bills they are voting on, and NEVER stop speaking from your heart, whether your for or against this or any other bill, make your voice heard.