Cross-posted at Eclectablog.com.
Battle lines are being drawn. Republicans have a bill ready to go called Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act (pdf) that will be introduced next week. They aren't talking about fixing things. They are talking about dismantling things. And fuck the deficit. They have even exempted the repeal of health insurance reform from their own requirements that any new laws are paid for.
Which side of the battle will YOU be on?
The heavy-hitters on both sides of the issue are getting their battle plans ready.
IN THIII-IIIS CORNER! we have Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks. These astroturfed, corporate-backed groups will continue their intensive and well-funded efforts to completely repeal (replace, my ass) what the derisively call "Obamacare" and "the Big Government takeover of health care".
AND IN THIII-IIIS CORNER! we have Organizing for America (OFA), Families USA and Healthcare of America NOW! (HCAN), truly grassroots groups that fought long and hard for the legislation that got passed. While many of their members are not entirely happy with the final law that was enacted, they know full well that repealing it would set back the cause for universal healthcare as a right and not a privilege for years and years to come. OFA, in particular, will be fighting this tooth and nail until we are victorious.
While we should be in a fight to improve the law, we're now in a fight to just to keep it breathing.
Which side will YOU be on?
I'm just askin'...