Ladies and gentlemen of the 3rd District and all of Oregon, the Congress screwed you again. No vote on Healthcare. Not even a vote in the different committees have taken place. Democratic Majority Leader **harry reid said, something like, let's go on vacation and screw the people. He did not let the vote happen now and will wait until the right wing radio stations start running their lies for the rest of the summer. harry is just a weenie, a man with no backbone and must be replaced. What the hell happened to the progressives since Roosevelt?
Single Payer is the best, why would you settle for less?
Sen. wyden, Sen merkley and our own "bloomer-man" have all screwed you again, they will be here for the month of August; do you have the guts to call them and tell them to get back to work? Maybe you want to listen to Oregon's pitchman smith, he will tell you how hard he worked to allow the young into the democratic party, he has that arrogant nature to call it progressive---he is a liar!
You have been screwed all your life---it is time to say to all the politicians---get the hell out of my government and start sending real progressives to DC.
There are protests just about everyday here in Portland, get off your ass and join in the revolution, the revolution that will not kiss the democratic or republican asses. The revolution will be to send independent candidates to do the work of representing us. If you are not ready to say this is a deal breaker for me, you will! These corrupt bastards will let people die in the next few months and laugh at how stupid we all have been. It is time!
Can't quit your job and go into the streets, then send some cash to those who can. Can't figure how to make a phone call to your Congressperson----ask. Can't or will not get involved in politics, than get the hell out of the way, we are losing our republic and you are a big part of the problem. President obama will not save you----you will save yourself or we all go down the tubes.
It is time.
Don't bother getting pissed at this, just do something or not. You will get the kind of government you demand. In the coming months you can watch or fight for our democracy, think I am exaggerating the problems:
We are still occupying Iraq.
We are increasing our troops in Afghanistan.
We are borrowing more money to pay for both of the above from dictators!
We don't have the votes for a real "Healthcare" Program, Congress is bought and paid for.
We don't have enough money to run the states, just ask our legislators in Salem.
We have not arrested one of the main players in the Torture Scandal
We have not arrested cheney, even though he has committed Treason and Perjury.
We have given billions to the banks, and the banks have given their executives bonuses; isn't that special.
wyden, murkley, blumenauer are all saying no to Single Payer Healthcare. You voted them in because they were progressive democrates----ha! A vote for any of them is insanity.
I will be on the Hawthorne Bridge from 0730-0900 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with my Lone Vet signs, fighting for real healthcare, against occupation, against the slaughter in Gaza by the Israelis. Stop the damn money to support occupations, wars and corruption. Want to join me just go a little east of the bus stop going into Portland. I have found this to be the least intrusive to the cyclists who ride during the morning rush hour. If I am not there, start without me, bring a sign of what you are saying under your breath. Sometime it is good, and others not so good, but do it anyway.
I will continue until the day I cannot get out of bed, sometimes you will see me on oxygen, not to worry I am on the mend but from time to time I need a little oxygen to get me through the protest or vigil. We still are doing our 9th Circuit Court of Appeals protest to get Judeg jay bybee to resign or be booted off the bench by impeachment. There are lots of other things going on and you must do something. NOW.
** will not capitalize due to disrespect and/or disappointment
For Justice and Peace
Joe, Lone Vet