Monday, July 30, 2012

Mitt Praises Benefits of Universal Health Care

It seems that candidate Romney is impressed with Israel's health care system.  So, why can we in the USA have universal health care, too?

Blogger Kevin Drum has the story here:

Israel spends 8% of GDP on health care; the US spends 18%.  In Israel they have a choice of 4 free health care systems and everyone is covered.  Can they do it because the rich aren't too selfish to pay their fair share of taxes?  Can they do it because there are no insurance company middle-men focused on profits?

Friday, July 20, 2012

AMEND - Because Only People are People

Involved Voters who are sick to death of the constant, vicious political ads resulting from the unlimited funding from undisclosed donors allowed by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision will want to consider participating in Public Citizen's effort to change all that.

Here's a link to the Democracy is for People campaign.  Find out what you can do.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

One of those obvious "out of context" ploys

Does Mitt Romney really think we are dumb enough to fall for this one?  If a quote like the one he's attributing to the President seems off the wall, it's because the context is missing.  What  the "that" means is obvious from what precedes and follows it.

Kevin Drum says it well here:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Actions Speak Louder Than Words - Mark Ouimet's Voting Record

Involved voters in Michigan's 52nd House District, it's time to do some research on the man who won the election in 2010.  Find out if Mark Ouimet's votes on issues of importance to you were what you expected and wanted them to be.  I recommend this Project Vote Smart site for easy searching:

Would it surprise you to know that Mark Ouimet's score on the Michigan Tea Party Scorecard - Release 3 - Jan 2011 thru Mar 2012 tied for closest to the Tea Party's Ideal House Vote at 77%?   Source:
Note: The Tea Party Scorecard only includes votes on core tea party issues, primarily fiscal responsibility, limited government, and private sector job creation. Unanimous and party-line votes are largely excluded to highlight the differences between members of the same party rather than differences between the parties. "Messy" bills with complex, competing content were also excluded as no clear "correct" vote could be assigned. The Scorecard is administered by the Independent Tea Party Patriots in Clarkston.
How many times did Mark Ouimet's vote differ from that of the majority of Republicans in the House based on roll call votes taken from 1/1/2011 to 7/12/2012?  10 times out of 1105 votes.  That's less than 1% of the time.  Check for yourself at

When you see Mark Ouimet, ask him about his voting record.  If you took him at his word and got fooled in 2010, you can make a different choice in 2012.