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Forum Post: alan grayson

Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 7, 2012, 7:35 p.m. EST by ericweiss (575)
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President Obama's speech at the Democratic Convention last night was warm, inspiring, articulate and moving. And at one point, somewhat familiar:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: "This is the choice we now face. This is what the election comes down to. Over and over, we have been told by our opponents that bigger tax cuts and fewer regulations are the only way; since government can't do everything, it should do almost nothing. If you can't afford health insurance, hope that you don't get sick. If a company releases toxic pollution into the air your children breathe, well, that's just the price of progress. If you can't afford to start a business or go to college, take my opponent's advice and 'borrow money from your parents.' You know what? That's not who we are."

And here is a speech on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, three years ago:
ALAN GRAYSON: "The Republican healthcare plan for America: Don't get sick. That's right, don't get sick. If you have insurance, don't get sick. If you don't have insurance, don't get sick. If you're sick, don't get sick. Just don't get sick. . . . And if you get sick, America, the Republican healthcare plan is this: die quickly."

Déjà vu. You've seen it before.

We feel no small pride that three years ago, Congressman Grayson laid the foundation for one of President Obama's key points to a national audience last night. But we will feel a greater pride when:
(1) Congressman Grayson is re-elected; and (2) Every sick American, rich or poor, can see a doctor.



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[-] 4 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 10 years ago

Obama in '08 "Forcing Uninsured to Buy Insurance Is Like Forcing Homeless to Buy Homes"

"The problem with people that don't have insurance isn't because they don't want it... it's because they can't afford it." - Obama 2008

Obama after election "There are no more free rides here. Everyone must by insurance." "Yes we can!" - (did he really just suggest that sick and injured people that can't afford insurance have been on free rides?)

While there are indeed benefits in the ACA... it doesn't solve the problem and it isn't what people elected Obama for.

Not to forget that Medicare for all is estimated to be up to 30% more cost effective because it cuts out middleman profits.

People voted for real universal healthcare. A public option.

People should not settle for less and should keep pushing this administration and others to provide what the people voted for.

I'd vote for Alan Grayson over Obama any time. It was always refreshing to see a democrat willing to talk about the fraud in the Federal Reserve. We all know Obama won't.... maybe that's why he gets so much funding from Wall Street.

And I also loved when Grayson called out the repubs like you mentioned. Their plan is indeed "don't get sick. And if you do... die quickly." or "borrow money from your parents."

Here's a link to watch - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u6cKd3WCIU

"even after reform not everyone will be able to afford insurance" - Obama

Yeah Obama we know... that's why the people voted for you and not Hillary Clinton.

But that's why he's just Obama that I used to know - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJnAp3YxCCw


[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 10 years ago

Anti Obama partisan political campaihning.?

We now have health care established as a RIGHT!

It is now up to us to protest and fight for a Public option. Like we should have 3 years ago!

We can't expect politicians to do everything for us! We gotta get off our lazy complaining asses and take our govt back, Get money out of politics, get the public option, end the war on terror.


[-] -3 points by Lucky1 (-125) from Wray, CO 10 years ago

Grayson was disliked by his own party. And if a conservative acted like he did Iin congress you would be outraged. There was a reason why the voters in his district didn't re elected. Think about it.

[-] 1 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 10 years ago

Yes, If a conservative TOLD THE TRUTH. other conservatives would be outraged.

[-] 0 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 10 years ago

The reason is that there are a lot of had core conservatives in his district.

[-] 2 points by ericweiss (575) 10 years ago

and david & charlie dumped a fortune to get rid of this truth teller
what vote did Grayson make that YOU disagree with ?

[-] 1 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 10 years ago

What vote did Grayson make that I disagree with? None, I wish he would run for president.

[-] 2 points by ericweiss (575) 10 years ago

sorry - my post was directed at lucky
I agree - Grayson needs to be re-elected
take a look at our OWS web site


[-] 1 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 10 years ago

That is a very worthwhile goal.

[-] 0 points by Lucky1 (-125) from Wray, CO 10 years ago

Then how did he get elected to congress in the first place?