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Thursday, March 11, 2010

OfA on the move…

You have to admire the organization and tenacity of the OfA guys. Today’s email is intended to inspire a deluge of calls to my local US Representative. Now I’m pretty sure there is no way they are ever going to change his vote, but it is amusing to watch.

President Obama has called for the House to vote to move health reform forward as soon as early as next week. Your representative, Rep. Sam Johnson, voted last fall to allow insurance companies to continue to jack up rates, drop coverage when folks need it the most, and discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.

Now, we're in the final march for reform and there's one last chance to do the right thing. Please call Rep. Johnson today and let them know there is a political price to favoring big insurance companies over the American people -- OFA supporters in Texas have pledged 506,830 volunteer hours to fight for candidates who support reform.

Look out! This is the “last chance” to prevent evil corporations from “discriminating!”

And for the record, he didn’t vote to allow insurance companies to do anything, he voted to prevent the government from taking on a massive new entitlement which would most likely bankrupt the country and actually prevent positive health care change in the long run. There are alternatives and if you look at the record, many big corporations have signed onboard with the Obama program. Its actually the “American people” who have raised the biggest obstacle to this legislation, no matter what the proponents keep saying.

I think I may need to call Mr. Johnson today, to at least cancel one person who received this email and took them at their word.

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