Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and the reason we should vote her out – Health Care Procedure is borderline criminal

I don’t care about left, right or in the middle politically at this point.  Some people are just drones without thought to content.

The way the democrats are in power and trying to push through a massive piece of legislation that will make people mad.  The people have said over and over they don’t want it.  Now the majority of elected representatives are saying this as well so they are looking for sneaky ways to get it through rather than standing up like big boys and girls and saying yes or no.  The answer appears to be NO.  But they cry baby people in charge are saying ‘but I want it’

This for me is a problem and I think this I am going to find one congressperson a day who says something arrogant about this topic which is against their constituents and post something about it.  Today I found that Niki Tsongas from the fifth district of Massachusetts.

Her district says no but she says yes.  So as we live in a representative democratic system she doesn’t seem to grasp that what her constituents want is what she should want.  If she says no to them then, well, they should fire her.  Here is what she said on Health Care.

But, overall, I strongly believe that this bill expands access to health care for nearly all of our citizens and begins to control the unsustainable cost of care.  It is for these reasons that I was proud to support this historic bill.

So there you go.  The population in her district polls no on health care.  She says what?  The voters…nah…they don’t matter…So I think the voters in the fifth district.  Should say ok, and offer up the American style of a term limit.  Vote her out.


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Yoshi on March 16, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I find it very interesting with the entire argument that the bill should be scrapped because the voters don’t want it. Wasn’t that why Scott Brown was elected? Because the voters wanted to send a message about health care reform?

    If that is indeed the case, then where was all the outrage for the past year, as the minority in the senate has been able to block the bill? Did the voters not agree that health care was an important issue when Obama was elected? That was one of the key issues. How many other issues are being stalled despite his election? Yet, not a word about the “will of the people” when those initiatives were blocked. Remember more people voted for Obama than any other president ever. How come their will is not being carried out as you say, by our elected officials?

    Like so many arguments, I find it amusing that these things are only important when one side is not getting their way. When that side is in power, these things suddenly don’t matter.

    Will of the people
    Fiscal responsibility
    Criticizing the President in a time of War

    Argue for or against something on the basis of the policy itself.


    • I want the congress to argue this based on the policy. What they are trying to do is find a procedural way around even voting on it. Bring it up on the floor. Vote for the thing. See if it passes. If it passes I’ll be quiet.

      If it passes with the sweetheart deals I may spend a large portion of my free time working campaigns to defeat anyone who voted for it but that is what makes this country great. We can do that.


  2. Posted by Yoshi on March 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Bipartisanship at last! GOP demands up-or-down vote on health care!
    by David Waldman
    Tue Mar 16, 2010 at 12:50:04 PM PDT

    Here’s something I bet you thought you’d never see!

    According to GOP aides, the resolution would require the House to hold an up-or-down vote on the Senate healthcare bill.

    What? Republicans demanding an up-or-down vote on healthcare? Huzzah!

    But what could possibly be going on here? We need more context.

    House GOP leaders will try to force the House to vote on the Senate’s healthcare bill.

    Rep. Parker Griffith (R-Ala.), who defected from the Democratic Party last December out of frustration on healthcare, will offer a resolution barring Democratic leaders from using the so-called “Slaughter solution.”

    Ah, I get it now! Republicans think they deserve to have an up-or-down vote on the Senate bill, but the Senate doesn’t!

    Why are we going through this self-executing rule exercise in the first place? Because Senate Republicans won’t allow an up-or-down vote on making the changes contained in the fix bill. If they’d agree to an up-or-down vote on that, then the House could drop the self-executing rule (scary!) plan and the use of reconciliation (nuclear!) completely, and we could just have a good ol’ fashioned who’s-got-the-most kind of vote.

    Which Republicans would then lose.

    Which is why they instead find themselves shamelessly screaming for up-or-down votes on healthcare, after all this time dedicating themselves to preventing exactly that.

    You really can’t make this stuff up.


  3. If this had been pitched in hollywood as a movie no one would pick it up as too unbelievable.


  4. Posted by Yoshi on March 16, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I am really beginning to think that the Democrats are clever and started talking about all these more extreme options for passing the bill in order to get the Republicans to actually want a straight yes or no vote.

    Its crazy, but it may just work.


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