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|I TOTALLY AGREE! THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A REPUBLICAN FILIBUSTER! IT'S TIME TO STAND AND DELIVER!
BY ANDY STERNIt is decision time for the United State Senate. The Senate Democrats have a moment of truth before them: given our new system of government by 60, what sort of health insurance reform will they deliver?
Will the Democratic team be held hostage by a handful of conservative Senators, who are willing to deny their teammates the right to even vote for a truly affordable healthcare plan? Are they willing to thwart the rest of the caucus, and most importantly, what the vast majority of Americans want?
Will the majority be asked to compromise even more to accommodate the minority of the Party, preventing a strong bill that would actually work? Will two or three holdouts stand with their fellow Democrats to allow a real vote on one of the most critical issues before our nation, or will they stand in the way of the change this country voted for last November?
SEIU members -- janitors, nursing home workers, child care providers -- have spent years knocking on doors, making calls, and donating their time and money to elect candidates who promised to deliver quality and affordable healthcare for every man, woman and child in America.
And for decades now, Democratic Senators have raised campaign funds by promising that with 60 Democratic Senators, they could deliver real change for our country. Last fall, we were all repeatedly asked, "Dig deeper! We just need 60 - we have never been closer."
Well Democrats, it's show time. America elected the 60 you asked for, and America is waiting for results.
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"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."
Honore de Balzac
"Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."
~Harry S. Truman