From JANIE SHEPPARD
April 27, 2009 Ukiah, Mendocino County, North California
It appears that Congressional leaders are being deliberately dismissive of single-payer to the point of ludicrous statements. It’s like they have put their fingers in their ears and are yelling “I can’t hear you, I can’t hear you.”
Here they are in all their Congressional “member” glory:
Baucus a few days ago: “Everything BUT single payer is on the table. Single payer is off the table”
Pelosi: “In our caucus, over and over again, we hear single payer, single payer, single payer. Well, it’s not going to be a single payer.”
Pelosi’s aide: “Where are the phone calls, e-mails and faxes in support of single-payer? Speaker Pelosi has been in favor of single-payer for a long time. Now make us do it.”
OK. We are up to the challenge. Her aide wants to see the faxes. Let’s break their damn fax machines with the faxes.
You can send a fax right now to Pelosi, Baucus, the aide and the White House.