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Christian conservatives target 16 Democrats

Two years ago, when 10,000 christian conservatives held a silent march through a “gay section” of Nashville, I picked up my camera and took to the streets as well.

If they (Christian Conservatives) were fighting for things like religious liberty I would be right there fighting with them…instead they are being manipulated, (with wedge issues) for their vote, by huge corporations that stand to profit the most. Follow the money…Corporate pay watch

During the Bush presidency the Republicans held the House, the Senate, the Whitehouse and the Supreme Court was a conservative majority and yet abortion was not overturned. Think about that…”they” (Big Corporations) don’t want it overturned because it is one of the issues that will get you (my conservative neighbors, family & friends) fired up and out to the polls…and the streets…like last weekend in Washington DC over healthcare.

Republican rule results in very little corporate regulation which is what they want. They could care less about the issues as long as they can get you to do what they want by invoking them. If you want to know who “they” are go to www.theyrule.net

Think about this when you’re thinking about healthcare. Who stands to profit the most by keeping things the way they are. Tea Party protesters…can you hear me?

Here’s the story on the 16 Democrats that are now being targeted.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090919/pl_nm/us_usa_politics_conservatives

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RALLY TO PROTEST HEALTHCARE PROFITEERS

HEALTH CARE IS A RIGHT – MEDICARE FOR ALL- SINGLE PAYER NOW!
“MAD-AS-HELL DOCTORS” TOUR COMES TO NASHVILLE

RALLY TO PROTEST HEALTHCARE PROFITEERS
Monday, 9/21, 4:30 – 6:00pm
4:30pm: Gather with signs along Charlotte Ave. & 25th Ave. S.
5:00pm: March on HCA Headquarters at One Park Place
(between Centennial Park & Charlotte Ave.)

A group of doctors from Portland, Oregon will be in Nashville Monday as part of a national tour in Support of a Single Payer health care system. The group is traveling to Washington, D.C., in their “Care-A-Van” with a simple but loud message: We need a single-payer health system in which the government covers everyone and the private insurance industry is cut out. The doctors will make stops in 26 cities to campaign around the issue, and they want to meet with Barack Obama in Washington to make their case for real reform.

Dr. Paul Hochfeld, a Corvallis, Ore., emergency room doctor for 24 years and founder of the group, told a crowd: “[T]his industry has hijacked health care–they are all about profits, and not the public good.” The doctors say that the only way people in America will be guaranteed quality health care is through a single-payer system. Dr. Joseph Eusterman, a doctor who deals with injured workers and workers’ comp claims, said he’s seen people lose their jobs, and then the fear mounts. So he’s mad about the lies being told by the fear-mongers and fanatics, whom he dubbed “fearnatics.” As Coos Bay, Ore., Doctor Rick Staggenborg said in an interview, “Health care reform is being stymied by the same corporate interests who are the chief contributors to senatorial campaigns. With this clear conflict of interest, you can’t expect real reform.”

Prior to the main demonstration at HCA,the “Mad As Hell Doctors” will deliver gift baskets to the staff of Lentz Clinic. The Lentz Public Health Center begins its flu shot program Monday, 9/21. Supporters of Single Payer Health care believe that this is an example of a publicly funded health care program that, although overworked and under-funded, provides us with valuable health care services. Just down the road from Lentz Clinic is the other end of our health care network – a for-profit hospital chain that has the distinction of committing the biggest case of health care fraud in the history of the planet. Under the leadership of Rick Scott- now an outspoken opponent of Single Payer and leader in opposing reform – Hospital Corporation of America stole billions of dollars from Medicare. The corporation paid $1.7 billion in fines. Ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, Republican Senator from Iowa Chuck Grassley said, “This case is so complicated, and so huge, that no one will ever know exactly how much HCA took. This case is troubling because it shows how one company, with unbridled greed, systematically defrauded the government’s health care programs.”

RALLY TO PROTEST HEALTHCARE PROFITEERS
Monday, 9/21, 4:30 – 6:00pm
3:00pm Delivery of Gift Baskets to Lentz Clinic from Mad as Hell Doctors
4:30pm: Gather with signs along Charlotte Ave. & 25th Ave. S.
5:00pm: March on HCA Headquarters at One Park Place
(between Centennial Park & Charlotte Ave.)
6:30pm Dinner with the Doctors at Shoney’s on White Bridge Rd (Public Invited)

For more information contact Warren Duzak, 615-292-5608, 615-428-5433. http://www.MadAsHellDoctors.com

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