Thursday, November 12, 2009

Calling All Lefties! Let Senator Bayh hear your voice!

Health Care Reform is now in the Senate, which means that now is the time for Americans to express their support for Health Care Reform to their Senators. For all of our Lefty's Hoosiers, I encourage you to call the office of Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) to offer your support. Whether you live in Notre Dame, South Bend, or Mishawaka, this means you (students too!). Here's the number for you. It literally takes 30 seconds:

Senator Evan Bayh
South Bend #: (574) 236-8302

Washington #: (202) 224-5623

This evening, 20 College Democrats of Notre Dame got together and made over 1000 calls to Hoosiers in Northern Indiana asking them to call their Senator. If you haven't already had the chance, take a minute and call. Your voice matters!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On the other hand

Here's the Democratic Strategist take. But if people hate it, then its not a success and you cant build off it. Throwing more money into a fundamentally unsound system is the wrong approach, I think.

On the supposed victory...

"Political liberalism has no quarrel at all with wealth and power. It timidly exhorts the wealthy and powerful to play nice; but if they don't choose to take liberalism's advice, then liberalism sighs, and wrings its hands, and murmurs something about being "realistic."

I laughed out loud when I read this. See this is the way the "liberals" in congress and our Democratic leadership choose to deal with problems in our country. Take the banking issue for example, Obama has asked them to stop engaging in fraud, but he wont make them do it. He has asked the drug companies to make drugs more affordable for people, but he wont punish them if they don’t. He says he wants a viable public option, but he wont commit to anything. He wont use the government to enforce the will of the people, because, you know, that would be rude. He will just ask nicely, and if he doesn’t get it, he will "sigh, wring his hands, and murmur something about being realistic."

Health Care Reform Passes in House 220-215

Saturday evening, The US House of Representatives passed HR 3962 by a vote of 220-215.

1 Republican, Congressman Joseph Cao (R-LA) joined 219 Democrats, including our own Joseph Donnelly (D-IN), in passing the measure. Here is Congressman Donnelly's contact info so you can call and thank him:

South Bend: (574) 288-2780
Washington, DC (202) 225-3915

176 Republicans and 39 Democrats opposed the bill. The following Democrats voted against HR 3962.