But all those people who gathered at the Capitol on Thursday and again on Saturday, did no one hear them? From an email that P-BO sent out shortly after the bill passed the House:
But you and millions of your fellow Organizing for America supporters didn’t just witness history tonight — you helped make it. Each “yes” vote was a brave stand, backed up by countless hours of knocking on doors, outreach in town halls and town squares, millions of signatures, and hundreds of thousands of calls. You stood up. You spoke up. And you were heard.
I didn't get a call. I was not asked to sign a petition. I do not understand why/how they can ignore so completely so many people who are right there!!
(I got the excerpt of the email from a blog by Michelle Malkin. I am currently link-challenged)
Answer by Carpy at 8:51 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
Wasn't there a Republican reform bill during the Bush years that was squashed by a Democratic filibuster? Am I remembering things that didn't happen? I guess I better go do some research. I will post anything I find later.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:22 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
from a site that calls themselves "aggressive progressives".
The article above has links to the bills. I am sure there would be very divisive debate over whether these bills would have worked.
My opinion that for politicians, special interests always come first is true about ALL politicians. The current bill is no different than the one that the Republicans wrote (as far as being filled with special interests). I have always understood that no politician looks out for the public's best interest.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:34 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
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