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Ask Your Medical Corporation CEO If Being An Indentured Debt Slave Is Right For You

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We must AGAIN muster as much opposition as we can to the White House's attempt today to slickly repackage the hideously bad Senate health care bill.

Why Not Single Payer? Action Page: http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1033.php

All the "hope" in the world is not going to result in the slightest bit of real progressive policy change. NO, for that YOU must ACTIVELY speak out and KEEP doing it. Put down your "Yes, We Can" coffee mug and step away from the slick corporate con job. Submit this action page now, which includes a special custom function to pipe your personal comments directly to the new White House questions form.

We have a simple question for the White House, "Why are you still refusing to even consider single payer?!"

And we have a simple and singular message, "Any health care 'reform' bill that does not provide a Single Payer option is NO real reform at all."

That's it folks, the sum and total of this new fax petition, and you can add whatever other choice personal comments you like. We need 100,000 people to submit this action today, so the White House knows that we the American people are not as stupid as they think we are.

There were some who "hoped" that when the White House came out with their own health care proposal there would be a real robust public option in it. Instead, what they came out with today is little more than the exact SAME Senate bill that everyone hated so much, the bill that already cost us the Senate seat in Massachusetts, with perhaps some inconsequential cosmetic improvements, some quarter hearted gestures towards the House bill that was itself wholly inadequate.

Indeed, going out to the White House site, we can't find the ACTUAL proposed bill anywhere, just page after page of slick, corporate marketing hype with pretty graphics of prescription drug vials, and not a word, not ONE single word anywhere about single payer or an actual robust public option of any kind. Apparently the White House thinks that the only thing that needs to be fixed about health care is their marketing campaign, which is why they called David Plouffe back in to crank up the smoke blowing machine again. Why they even pulled him off his big book selling tour, talking about how he was so instrumental in selling the hopes of progressives down the river, to do it.

As best as we can determine, all the gruesomely bad stuff that cannot possibly work in the interests of the people is still in there, in particular the forced mandate to buy corporate health insurance from some unneeded new "exchange", with no other meaningful option. Here is the incredibly deceptive answer on the White House site to the question of whether you will be forced to buy a "government" plan.

"You will be able to shop among private insurance plans that will be sold in the insurance exchange -- a marketplace where you can choose what is right for you."

This is exactly the SAME load of horse radish they tried to stuff down our throats LAST month, like we're not supposed to remember or be able to tell the difference. Except for one thing, now that the Supreme Court has issued their edict that corporations ARE the government, how is corporate insurance and corporate insurance only NOT a "government" plan?

And if that isn't nauseous enough, they even try to channel the "right for you" mantra used on TV so incessantly to peddle prescription drugs we later find out are killing thousands of people from their deadly side effects. Ask your member of Congress if being an indentured corporate debt slave is right for you.

Oh, and there's a slick new corporate marketing slogan too, "Putting Americans in Control of their Health Care." Well, we're the American people and we are not in control of our health care costs until we have single payer, and we're not going to shut up until we get it.

Why Not Single Payer? Action Page: http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1033.php

By coincidence, today is the day the credit card so-called reform bill finally goes into non-effect, changing absolutely nothing about the bottom line, since Congress was very determined to make sure they killed any actual ceiling on net usurous interest rates.

So now we can do one of two things. Be fooled yet again, and go, "Duh, OK," like millions of Homer Simpsons. OR ... we can speak out in greater numbers than ever before, with a renewed rigor, and a renewed determination, resolved that no matter what happens we will not go down without the most valiant fight we can muster. Please submit the action page now, and encourage everyone else you know to do the same. The only way we can truly lose is by giving up.

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