65% of Americans are begging Congress for an inclusive Public Option. The poll question:
Would you favor or oppose the government offering everyone a government-administered health insurance plan like Medicare that would compete with private health insurance plans?
65% favor, and only 26% oppose an inclusive Public Option, a Public Option for ALL Americans.
Our Senators, led by the increasingly execrable Harry Reid are refusing to give us one.
Yes you read that right!
Here in our representative democracy Of The People, By The People and For the People.....Our Representatives in the Senate are REFUSING to give The People what they overwhelmingly want.
It would be natural, at this point in the conversation for someone to point out that Senators represent only their state, and thus are free to thwart the Will of The People if The People of their state felt differently than the rest of the nation.
That would be a good point! If it was true. Which it is not. Even The People in the states of the Democratic Senators who REFUSE to give The People real Health Care Reform....want real Health Care Reform.
In fact The People in Montana are wondering why their Senator is not on the side of The People.
It is a question that goes to the very root of democracy....in fact it is a question that asks if we still HAVE a democracy.
As they must constantly be reminded, in a representative democracy, the representatives that The People elect are elected to work for The People.
They are not tasked with deciding what The People want, they are not tasked with deciding what is best for The people, they are elected to find responsible ways to Give The People what The People Want.
They are not employed by The People.... to prevent The People from having what they want.
Yet this is the situation we find ourselves in.
Having to practically BEG our representatives, our employees, to give us what we overwhelmingly want.
Because there ARE two sides. The side of The Public, and the side of the Corporations. We are having to beg, plead, and cajole our Senators to serve us serve the side of The Public, rather than serving the Corporations.
The choice is clear, Senators. You are either for The Public Option....or the Corporate Option.
Which side will YOU serve Max Baucus, the Public, or the Corporations?
Which side will YOU serve Kent Conrad, the Public, or the Corporations?
Which side will YOU serve Blanche Lincoln, the Public, or the Corporations?
Which side will YOU serve Tom Carper, the Public, or the Corporations?
Which side will YOU serve Bill Nelson, the Public, or the Corporations?
What EXACTLY, Senators, do we have to do to get you to choose to serve The Public over serving The Corporations?
Do we REALLY have to beg you to do the will of your employers, the Will of the Voters, the Will of the People?
I ask you Senators, to consider the implications of elected officials REFUSING to do what their electorate wants them to do.
Especially considering that those implications may encompass you finding a new line of work!
IF you don't choose the Public Option over the Corporate Option.