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Democrats plan hundreds of reform rallies

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posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 02:58 PM
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Faced with a souring public mood on health care reform, Democrats and their supporters are launching a national grassroots push Wednesday to show lawmakers that the majority of Americans still support overhauling the system.

Reform supporters are planning to hold more than 500 events between Wednesday and when lawmakers return to Washington Sept. 8, ranging from neighborhood organized phone banks to professionally staffed rallies with hundreds of people.

The Democratic National Committee and its grassroots arm, Organizing for America, are helping to organize the effort along with the Health Care for America Now, a group pushing to create government-run insurance plan.

“In these last few weeks of recess we want to demonstrate the energy, passion and commitment that the American people have to health insurance reform so that when members return after Labor Day they know that they can turn their attention to getting this done because they have the backing of the American people,” said DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse.

Supporters have their work cut out for them. Many lawmakers were thunderstruck over the August recess by the anger and outrage expressed by their constituents in town hall meetings across the country. And in poll after poll, support for reform has eroded throughout the month.

Read more: www.politico.com...

How much tax money is being wasted to put on these pro health care propaganda rallies?

F-That-S





posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:00 PM
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Perhaps those dems miss the old days where everyone held hands and shouted 'yes we can'. I'm thinking this is an attempt to recapture the glory days. They thought they'd get a free ride through 4-8 years .. anything they wanted.

Guess not.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:08 PM
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Hah, please...

Fear goes a long way, and when you have insurance lobbyists promising you that if Obama does pass the health care, grandma will die by death panels, and this country will become Marxist, it's sad...

No, you know what? It's not sad, it's pathetic...

To say that every country that has universal health care is Marxist or socialist is an insult.

It's propaganda, and you guys who believe Obama is trying to lead us into a hole? You're wrong.

You're being led by corporations, companies, and individuals who want to keep their money.

Universal health care is not the enemy here.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by warrenb

How much tax money is being wasted to put on these pro health care propaganda rallies?


It says the DNC is funding this. If I am not mistaken the DNC uses contributions no?


F-That-S


Maybe later.


Sooo, what's the problem here? Both side are wagging their peeps to back their agenda right?



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:10 PM
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Exactly.

So, it's alright for the conservatives to rant and complain, but when the Democrats stand up for their views, it's all bad.

Hypocrites...



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:13 PM
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Originally posted by Mak Manto
It's propaganda, and you guys who believe Obama is trying to lead us into a hole? You're wrong.

You're being led by corporations, companies, and individuals who want to keep their money.

Universal health care is not the enemy here.


Are you serious or just uninformed?

Read this and get back to us before answering:
This Isn’t Reform, It’s Robbery - Healthcare the real issue
www.abovetopsecret.com...

ps. it doesn't matter what party is saying what. Taking sides is not the issue. Follow the f*ing money and find the answers.

[edit on 25-8-2009 by warrenb]



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:13 PM
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You're being led by corporations, companies, and individuals who want to keep their money.
No you are



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:15 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog


It says the DNC is funding this. If I am not mistaken the DNC uses contributions no?


Correct, the DNC is funded entirely by contributions from private investors. According to Wiki, 80% comes from small donors who donate less that $250, and they do not accept contributions from federal lobbyists.


Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Sooo, what's the problem here? Both side are wagging their peeps to back their agenda right?


The problem, I'm assuming, is that the other side is rallying now, and it goes against the republican agenda. Typical hypocritical partisan politics at work. When their side rallies, they are patriots. When the other side rallies, they are wasting nonexistent tax dollars.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:15 PM
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Sooo, what's the problem here? Both side are wagging their peeps to back their agenda right?
obama's "peeps" are actually bought and paid for, unlike the genuine outrage felt by HONEST americans



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by genius/idoit
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You're being led by corporations, companies, and individuals who want to keep their money.
No you are


Aaaaaand there we have it ...

The perfect encapsulated microcosm of how this debate has been conducted on ATS and across the country.

Yikes.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:17 PM
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Exactly. So, it's alright for the conservatives to rant and complain, but when the Democrats stand up for their views, it's all bad. Hypocrites...
they will stand for whatever they're paid to stand for!



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:21 PM
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The problem, I'm assuming, is that the other side is rallying now, and it goes against the republican agenda. Typical hypocritical partisan politics at work. When their side rallies, they are patriots. When the other side rallies, they are wasting nonexistent tax dollars.
show me one piece of evidence that the objectors at these town halls who are against Government health care are getting paid.I can show you many where the advocates that are for the plan are paid for



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by genius/idoit

obama's "peeps" are actually bought and paid for, unlike the genuine outrage felt by HONEST americans


What on earth are you talking about?

And btw, your response will not be deterministic on which part of your username I will settle on ...

That train has long sailed.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by genius/idoit
obama's "peeps" are actually bought and paid for, unlike the genuine outrage felt by HONEST americans


Right.

So as an 'honest American', do you believe that pharmaceutical companies and insurance lobbies are not playing a large role in funding the health care protesters?

FreedomWorks is a major funder of these protests.



FreedomWorks's major financial backers have included MetLife, Philip Morris and foundations controlled by the archconservative Scaife family, according to tax filings and other records.


Washington Post

Everybody has their pony to bet on.

If you honestly believe the opposition to health care reform is limited to good ol' boys who don't get any corporate backing, then I feel sorry for you.

The same thing could be said about those who are pro healthcare reform.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:23 PM
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This side, that side BS. Classic divisionary tactics

So because someone don't support the dem rallies they must obviously be a GOP lover

are you people serious?

Typical two party BS just like the propaganda used to vilify the town hall protests and tea parties.

welcome to Amerika, the land where Idiocracy reigns supreme.






posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:23 PM
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The perfect encapsulated microcosm of how this debate has been conducted on ATS and across the country. Yikes.
you started it.



lighten up it was meant to be funny and insightful



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:26 PM
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The same thing could be said about those who are pro healthcare reform.

who would that be acorn,seiu,or any other of those other cute acronyms? they are receiving government money that is why they are PROBAMA.

edit puncuation

[edit on 25-8-2009 by genius/idoit]



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:26 PM
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Originally posted by warrenb

This side, that side BS. Classic divisionary tactics


Nope, a diversionary tactic would be saying that public funds are used when they're not.



posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by drwizardphd
So as an 'honest American', do you believe that pharmaceutical companies and insurance lobbies are not playing a large role in funding the health care protesters?


All sides are playing every angle possible to maximize profit from whatever outcome. The public is caught in the middle.

There are actual, real, down to earth, sane, intelligent people who are against the health care reform simply because the "new system" benefits the insurance and health industry more than the current and would exclude more people.

take the time to read this

This Isn’t Reform, It’s Robbery - Healthcare the real issue


www.abovetopsecret.com...




posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 03:27 PM
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I follow the truth, and despite the fact that every politician in the country states that health care has to be reformed, they say WE SHOULDN'T reform it as universal health care.

Even though the GOP doesn't have a plan that the majority agree with, they are certain that we'll all crash.

They're grasping at straws.



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