Nov. 21st, 2011

mickeym: (misc_mickey mouse this mouse has attitud)
Since I'm a member of, I get emails about different petitions and whatnot. Considering that the deadline for the "Super Committee" is looming, this one seems pretty relevant. There's a link at the bottom, if you want to sign it as well.

Subject: Congress: If you voted against Medicare/Medicaid you shouldn't accept taxpayer-funded health insurance


In April, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to cut Medicare and Medicaid. And now even Democrats on the so-called Super Committee are talking about cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

Essentially Congress is telling senior citizens and the poor that tax cuts for billionaires and millionaires are more important that providing a health care safety net for our most vulnerable.

But did you know that members of Congress get great taxpayer funded healthcare? In fact, they get one of the best health care plans in the world.

It strikes us as the height of hypocrisy to be accepting government-provided, taxpayer-subsidized health insurance while denying seniors, the disabled and the poor the basic coverage that Medicare and Medicaid provide.

That’s why we’re circulating this petition demanding that members of Congress who voted to cut Medicare and Medicaid stop accepting taxpayer-subsidized health insurance for themselves. If they believe our most vulnerable citizens should buy insurance on the corporate, for-profit market, shouldn’t they do the same?

Sign the petition. Tell Congress: If you don’t believe in publicly-funded health coverage, don’t accept it.

That's why I signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives, which says:

"If you voted to cut Medicare and Medicaid, you must stop accepting taxpayer-funded healthcare for yourself and your family."

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

mickeym: (misc_stop talking you've filled my stupi)
This whole deficit/tax mess that the people we've elected to take care of, *can't*...

We send billions of dollars every year overseas to different countries. Is that money that the government could use against the deficit? I understand that we should help those less fortunate...but there are a lot of people in our country who are going to be way less fortunate than they are now, since the deficit problem can't seem to be solved.

Anyway. If someone wants to try to explain this to me in small words, I'd be ever so grateful.


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