Obama: We Got Your Back
Heath Care March Su Sep 13
Organizing for America (OA) is sending their members of Congress back to D.C. with a clear message about health insurance reform: Let's Get It Done! OA will sponsor March on Washington for Health Care, Sunday, September 13 at 10a on the National Mall - starting at 4th Street.
Thoughts on Universal Healthcare:
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
The people of this country elected you and gave you a Democratic majority in the House and the Senate. . . . Yes, we know that you are a nice man, that you want to work with the opposite side of the aisle. But there comes a time when you need to drop that and move forward," Waters said. "We're saying to you, Mr. President, 'Be tough. Use everything that you've got. Do what you have to do. And we have your back.' "
Fidel Castro on Health Care Reform
Still, Castro said he was astonished by U.S. news reports of declining popularity for Obama. Castro blamed "traditional [U.S.] racism" for dampening reform efforts, including health care revisions. "Obama has inherited those problems from (President George W.) Bush," he wrote. "I don't harbour the least doubt that the racist right will do everything possible to wear him down, blocking his agenda to take him out of the game one way or another," he told the Associated Press.
The late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA)
"We must -- We must not surrender -- We must not surrender to the relentless medical inflation that can bankrupt almost anyone and that may soon break the budgets of government at every level. Let us insist on real controls over what doctors and hospitals can charge, and let us resolve that the state of a family's health shall never depend on the size of a family's wealth."
Nearest Metro Stop: Federal Center - On the Orange and Blue Lines - at 3rd and D, SW