Archive for January, 2010

Health Care Matters to the People!

January 12, 2010

No matter the issue important to a majority of real Americans at any given time, Congress—the Senate especially—is too slow to act.

On true health care reform, for instance, they’re out of step with the pulse of the country, have rules that are archaic, and are too involved with petty politics—always fighting rather solving the nation’s big problems. The gamesmanship needs to stop. The Democratic leadership needs to change its rules—ending the misuse of the filibuster—and allow a 51% majority on all major legislation.

In short, Congress needs to get onboard, enacting the legislation the people want. Health care reform—in its current shape—does not go far enough. “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” –Thomas Paine

Roland Madore
Fort Collins, CO

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Where are the jobs?!?

January 8, 2010

With unemployment still steady at 10%, President Obama needs to be out front, promoting jobs, jobs, jobs!

He needs to have a jobs press conference that shows what his administration is doing to create jobs. Further, he needs to travel the country focusing on jobs–with a populist passion–at town hall meetings, surrounded by big corporate executives, showing hard-pressed, out-of-work Americans just what is being done to create new jobs NOW. The President is already doing something similar with education, though not with town hall meetings.

In short, the Obama administration must convince out-of-work Americans that the Democrats–not the Republicans–are out there for the People with actions, not words. Always, in hard times or when transformational changes were needed, it’s been the Democratic Party that’s come to the rescue. Americans deserve no less now.