Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A call to action:

I am sending this to my friends on both sides of the political aisle because I think it is something on which we should all agree. It will take you 30 seconds to read this and act upon it!

 Recently, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment courtesy of Republican Tom Coburn that would require all Members and their staffs to enroll in any new government-run health plan. Yet all Democrats - with the exceptions of acting chairman Chris Dodd and Barbara Mikulski voted nay.

 It took me less than a minute to sign up to require our congressmen and senators to drink at the same trough! Three cheers for Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana!

 Congressman Fleming ( Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment  that would require congressmen and senators to take the same  healthcare plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt).

 Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and sign his petition which is very simple. You do NOT have to put in your home address.

 NOTE:  This is not one of those e-mail petitions that are worthless.   This actually takes you to Congressman Fleming's website.

 I just signed the petition at:

  Please urge as many people as you can to do the same!

 If Congress forces this on the American people, the Congressmen should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves and their families.

 PS - it may take a couple of tries to sign onto the petition as the website has been overloaded - just hit the "back" arrow and resubmit until it goes thru.  It went through the first time for me so I hope it does for you, too!

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