Wyden and corporate Democrats attack single payer healthcare

Another piece posted on Common Dreams. All Oregonians should be outraged and ashamed of Ron Wyden.

Another piece posted on Common Dreams. All Oregonians should be outraged and ashamed of Ron Wyden.

from The Corporate Crime Reporter

The Corporate Democratic Party is into snuff politics. The target this month – single payer, Medicare for all.

The motive – protect the corporate health insurance industry.

Democratic snuff politics was on display yesterday on Capitol Hill.

Senator Ron Wyden was on the Hill surrounded by his corporate supporters – Steve Burd, CEO, Safeway Inc., Art Collins, CEO of Medtronic, Inc, H. Edward Hanaway, CEO, CIGNA, Steve Sanger, CEO, General Mills, and Ronald Williams, CEO, Aetna, Inc.

Wyden has introduced legislation that is similar to that introduced by Republican Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Republican California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

All claim to create universal health care.

None can, do or will.

Read the full article, and let Wyden know how you feel: Corporate Democrats Escalate Attack on Single Payer – CommonDreams.org – Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Push Polling in P-town

Well, the push pollers are at it again. Patty Jo became a recipient of the latest sleaze survey last night, and she was so pissed off, she hung up before finding out who the target was.

The caller asked her about her voting choices in a number of recent ballot measures, all of them right wing initiatives, including the “Takings” initiative and the anti-gay marriage measure.

Then came the tip-off question: “If you found out the following statements about a candidate were true, would you be more likely or less likely to vote for that candidate?”

This means the most vicious kinds of lies are about to follow. Whether or not you believe them is beside the point, because the purpose is to plant them in your mind as possibly true.

This is the point where Patty hung up.

I almost wish she hadn’t. This is the worst kind of campaign abuse, and if I knew which candidate was behind it, they certainly would never get my vote. Ever. Under any circumstances.