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I wanted to reward those members of Congress who voted for the healthcare bill and against the Stupak amendment.

Yesterday, I watched the House healthcare debate and vote.  While I believe that the House vote is a good and worthwhile accomplishment, I also believe that the House managed to accomplish this goal in such a way to bring little credit to itself.  The reason I believe this is because of the Stupak amendment.  64 Democrats voted for this amendment and of the 64 who voted for the amendment 26 voted against the bill.

At first I wanted to find a way to punish those who voted for the amendment.  However, I soon thought that a better way would be to reward those who voted correctly.  220 people voted for the bill and 194 Democrats voted against the Stupak amendment.  I thought a good reward would be a donation to those who voted against Stupak and for the bill.

Since 220+194=394 I decided to go to ActBlue and give $3.94 to reward good behavior.  Since I live in Iowa, and all 3 Democratic Congressman voted for the bill and against the amendment, I gave $3.94 to Bruce Braley, Dave Loebsack, and Leonard Boswell.

I realize $3.94 is not much but I am a small donor and I wanted to make my donations symbolize how I felt about the actions in the House yesterday.  If you like this idea please share it with others.

Thank you.

Originally posted to Backbencher on Sun Nov 08, 2009 at 10:54 AM PST.

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