Update: D.C. House Call II – Tea Party Patriot Action Alert – Chain of Congressional Fools

3/13 Update, courtesy of MM, here is the Tea Party Patriot contact list for the House again as well as the info for the D.C. Rally. Millions of us cannot attend but we can all call! Please call the Critters on the video

Reminder: March 16 in Washington DC – The People’s Surge against the Demcare cramdown.

Time: March 16, 2010 from 9am to 6pm
Location: Cannon House Office Building
Street: Independence Avenue SE and New Jersey SE
City/Town: Washington, DC


Contact Louise Slaughter:

Washington D.C. Office
2469 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3615
Fax: (202) 225-7822

Contact Pelosi:

Office of the Speaker
H-232, US Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-0100

Contact list – Blue Dog Democrats

Via Tea Party Patriots:



Rep. Bobby Bright, Alabama 2nd


DC Office Number: (202) 225-2901, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-8913
Local Office Number: (334) 794-9680, Local Fax Number: (334) 671-1480
Chief of Staff: Jason Buckner email: jason.buckner@mail.house.gov
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition


Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona, 1st


DC Office Number: (202) 225-2315, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-9739
Local Office Number: (928) 226-6914, Local Fax Number: (928) 226-2876
Voted Yes on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote

Rep. Harry Mitchell, Arizona 5th


DC Office Number: (202) 225-2190
Local Office Number: (480) 946-2411
Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona, 8th


DC Office Number: (202) 225-2542, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0378
Local Office Number: (520) 881-3588, Local Fax Number: (520) 322-9490
Voted Yes on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership


Rep. Marion Berry, Arkansas 1st


DC Office Number: (202) 225-4076, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5602
Local Office Number: (870) 972-4600, Local Fax Number: (870) 972-4605
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. Mike Ross, Arkansas 4th


DC Office Number: (202) 225-3772, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-1314
Local Office Number: (870) 881-0681, Local Fax Number: (870) 881-0683
Voted Yes on Stupak, Voted No on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership


Rep. Dennis Cardoza, California 18th


DC Office Number: (202) 225-6131, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-0819
Local Office Number: (209) 383-4455, Local Fax Number: (209) 726-1065
Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. Jim Costa, California 20th


DC Office Number: (202) 225-3341, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-9308
Local Office Number: (559) 495-1620, Local Fax Number: (559) 495-1027
Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. Laura Richardson, California, 37th


DC Office Number: (202) 225-7924, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-7926
District Office Number: (202) 225-7924, District Fax Number: (202) 225-7926

Rep. Linda Sanchez, California, 39th


DC Office Number: (202) 225-6676
Local Office Number: (562) 860-5050


Rep. Markey, Colorado 4th


DC Office Number: 202-225-4676, DC Fax Number: 202-225-5870
Local Office Number: 970-221-7110, Local Fax Number: 970-221-7240
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition


Rep. Allen Boyd, Florida, 2nd


DC Office Number: (202) 225-5235, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5615
Local Office Number: (850) 561-3979, Local Fax Number: (850) 681-2902
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

Rep. Ron Klein, Florida, 22nd


DC Office Number: (202) 225.3026, DC Fax Number: (202) 225.8398
Local Office Number: (561) 544-6910, Local Fax Number: (561) 544-2864

Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, Florida, 24th


DC Office Number: (202) 225-2706, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-6299
Local Office Number: (407) 208-1106, Local Fax Number: (407) 208-1108
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote

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March 8, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes. Comments off.

Charlie Cook: health care reform is Obama’s Iraq War…

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The video of the interview we covered here. Everyone can see reality except the Democratic leadership. BUY A CLUE CRITTERS! No means No!


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February 24, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

Obama Quits, cedes Presidency to Joe Lieberman

Of course, Joe did what the WH told him to do but still funny.

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By FDL Headzup:


After Joe Lieberman threatens a filibuster and gets both the public option and medicare buy in removed from the Senate health care bill, President Obama decides to quit and give him the Presidency.

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December 16, 2009. Tags: , , , . Politics. Comments off.

Update: One Night Only! Dorgan & McCain LIVE from the Senate floor team up in support of the Drug Reimportation Amendment….

Update: Shows Added, lol! Even AP notes OBAMA is blocking this billions in savings for American consumers. Debate continues today:

A bipartisan group of lawmakers hopes to finally win a long struggle to ease curbs against importing low-cost prescription drugs but will have to overcome the Obama administration and the pharmaceutical industry to do so. The Senate was resuming debate Thursday on President Barack Obama’s drive to reshape the country’s care system. The most crucial work was being done behind closed doors, where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and his lieutenants were hunting support for a tentative deal among moderate and liberal Democrats to expand the government’s role in providing care.

As predicted Team Obama has SOLD US DOWN THE RIVER for Pharma and Billy frakkin Tauzin. The FDA released a letter OPPOSING the Amendment allowing the reimportation of prescription drugs for American consumers. Obama is AGAIN betraying a promise he made throughout the campaign. This is one of the single biggest cost saving expenses for Americans in their healthcare costs. The FDA has the AUDACITY to claim drugs coming from CANADA are not SAFE!! HA!! Dorgan and MAC teamed up in a great vaudeville style debate today, punching holes in the ridiculous FDA statement..


…Allowing importation of prescription drugs from a select few countries such as Canada, Ireland, and parts of Europe could lower prices in this country, and Dorgan has an amendment to the health-care bill that would legalize the practice.

Tuesday, the FDA blew a hole in his amendment. In a letter, FDA Commissioner Peggy Hamburg said importing drugs would be unsafe, too complex and too expensive. The drug industry has also opposed the practice, pointing out that Europe, which allows some importation, has problems with counterfeit drugs.

On the floor of the Senate today, McCain played the set-up man, lobbing rhetorical softballs for Dorgan. Here’s a much-condensed version of some of the highlights. Watch the whole thing yourself, starting around minute 270 in this C-Span video

McCain: Isn’t it true that a letter was written to one of our colleagues from the administrator of the FDA?

Dorgan: The Senator from Arizona is correct. They say “We don’t have the resources.” This amendment provides the resources for them. The people that are selling [imported drugs] will pay a fee.

McCain: It requires no additional funding from the taxpayer?

Dorgan: No additional funding from the taxpayer at all!

McCain: Could we say it would not propose any hazard to anyone’s health?

Dorgan: The countries that are involved in this amendment — and they are limited — are countries that have an identical chain of custody to our country.

On a roll now, Dorgan holds up two pill bottles and continues:

Both of these bottles contained Lipitor — most of my colleagues know what Lipitor is. And this was made by an American company in Ireland and shipped all over the world. This little bottle was shipped to the United States. This little bottle was shipped to Canada. What’s the difference? The price. The American consumer is told, guess what you get to do? You get to pay almost triple.

McCain: On behalf of the citizens of my state, I just want to say, thank you for your advocacy.

December 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics. Comments off.

Health Care Update: Republican Response to the Democratic Health Care Bill

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October 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Politics. Comments off.

Update: CBOs estimate is not cost indexed for inflation and is based on staff updates not voted on by Cmte; Health Care Action Alert: It’s the final countdown! Please call today!

Update 4: 12:32 pm PANEL VOTING (CNBC chyron) 1:53pm still no final vote but lots of yap yap we r the glorious leaders yap yap my YES is a maybe says Snowe and Lincoln yap yap yap process yap yap then a break…

U.S. Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl quizzes Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf during the Senate Finance Committee’s markup of the Baucus conceptual health-care reform bill. Kyl’s questioning revealed that the CBOs estimated cost of the bill was incorrect, because it was not indexed for inflation due to the fact that aspects of the bill were changed by the Democratic staff that the committee had not voted on.

Update 3 at end of post

Update 2: Is Baucus just so excited about today’s vote that he opened the panel by calling it to order to vote, even though they will have testimony from CBO and JCT first? Apparently. Newsbites this morning Lieberman (I-CT) on Imus said he is a no vote, Snowe sounds like the yes OF COURSE, but sounds coy. She was pooh poohing the AHIP PWC audit, let’s hope CBO explains to her that employers and insurers WILL alter their plans thereby raising premiums over and above the hike with no plan…

Update: CBO and Joint Committee on Taxation to testify to Baucus’  Senate Finance Panel today BEFORE the vote this afternoon!!!! BAUCUS just called the panel to order to vote now!? 10:15 am EST, GIRD YOURSELVES

CSPAN should cover it. Both CBO and JCT show that employers and insurers will act to restructure plans to try and avoid Baucus ‘excise taxes and fees’ thus the 150m happily insured Americans WILL NOT be able to keep what they have.



(..)As The Examiner‘s Susan Ferrechio reported last week, there are a variety of provisions in the bill designed to generate revenue, including $426 billion in Medicare and Medicare Advantage benefit cuts, $4 billion in new fines imposed on those who do not purchase insurance, $201 billion in new levies on health insurance companies with high-end health insurance plans, $180 billion in new taxes on medical devices and drugs, $83 billion in new income taxes on individuals, and $25 billion in new taxes on employers. There will also be significant reductions in Medicare reimbursements to hospitals, which will in turn generate more cost shifting from such facilities to the patients using them…

2.  Tuesday: Call the Senate Finance Committee AGAIN tell them our economy cannot afford another massive government spending bill

2.  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Call your Senators and your Representative; tell them as a constituent you are asking them to vote NO on government take over of Health Care.

London is calling and saying DONT F*CKIN DO IT AMERICA!! DONT NATIONALIZE YOUR HEALTH SERVICES!! Or they would if they knew how their lives were being weighted, stories are just coming to a head now with seniors living past the dates NHS proclaimed they would as they eased them onto the Soylent Greenesque Liverpool Pathway….these fees and taxes will further shut down hiring and recovery of growth…we cannot maintain our current level of Entitlement Spending with less than 3% GDP growth and this additional burden will break us IMO

Update 3: Rather than the standard mortality rates bandied about, I think the SURVIVAL RATES among illnesses is the go to indicator for the superiority of the American Medical System. How about we all agree now, that if the survival rates among women for breast cancer go DOWN in America, we all agree the plan has failed the people. That is what I am afraid of, loss of our superior survival rates for illnesses that kill far more people in countries with the system the Dems want to implement, UK, Canada, look at breast cancer, colon cancer, heart disease survival rates. Especially since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

(…)Today, there are over 2.5 million survivors in the U.S., and if advances in research continue, survival rates are sure to rise higher in the future.

Finding a cure for breast cancer is a cause close to my organization, the Independent Women’s Forum. We lost our founder and a colleague to the disease.

That’s one of the many reasons that we are concerned about current proposals to radically alter the U.S. health care system: These proposals could jeopardize important advances in treatment, to the detriment not only of American women but of women around the world.

Currently, America leads the world in much of the medical research arena in part because our country is one of the few places that reward those who invest in developing new treatments and technologies. While some may try to demonize the profit motive, the desire for a big payoff fuels investment and enables scientists to focus on bringing the next groundbreaking treatment to market.

As the government seeks to squeeze money from the system, investors will have less of an incentive to pour their resources into this kind of research.

The Obama administration’s plans call for the establishment of a Health Benefits Advisory Committee to determine the coverage that Americans must have, creating a one-size-fits-all health insurance marketplace. The government’s “Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research” would be charged with analyzing available treatments to determine which are “efficient” and which are not…( go read the whole thing)

The UK claims their cancer survival lag is the patients fault. Nice.

Cancer patients are dying because they are too polite, a survey has revealed.


October 12, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Unemployment Statistics. Comments off.

Joint Cmte on Taxation sends Ensign written confirmation Americans who do not pay the IRS fine for failing to get health insurance under Obamacare will GO TO JAIL

Document here

Carrie Budoff Brown at Politico has it:

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it “Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold.”

The note was a follow-up to Ensign’s questioning at the markup.

*The Pretenders courtesy of javipy

September 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Healthcare, Politics. 2 comments.

UPDATE: WH Issues Stmt…New Taxes on the Middle Class? Whatever it takes says Turbo Tax Timmeh…

Update: 8/3 1:34 pm EST: CNBC has statement from the WH: “would not make sense to raise taxes on middle class, the President’s commitment is pretty clear on that…” (no word on the commitment of Timmeh, Summers and China who is buying our debt as TOTUS spends…)

Gee maybe they should get the memo to Geithner and Summers then….maroons…particularly since Geithner just told China we would reduce the deficit…As we noted in our discussion of UE extension this morning:

Larry Summers and Tim Geithner were chattering about MIDDLE CLASS TAX HIKES, ‘well the money has to come from somewhere for health reform’ Summers says...

…Rather, Mr. Summers told CBS News’s “Face the Nation” that key to controlling the deficit were elements of the Obama economic program, “the first and more important” one being “substantial reform of the health-care system.” But he said the proposed health overhaul needs funding from somewhere…”

One more time, we CANNOT spend like this without raising taxes. SO STOP SPENDING CRITTERS! We CANNOT afford the health care bill now…or cap and trade…or rainbow unity ponies and kickbacks for all and sundry…stop spending..

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August 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Finance, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. 2 comments.

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