December 09, 2009

Filibuster Time on Health Care Bill | Kill the Bill~not the Baby


The abortion industry is dancing in celebration.

Last night the U.S. Senate voted 54-45 to "table" (block) a bipartisan amendment that would have prohibited taxpayer funds from being used to fund abortion. 

From the start this legislation has posed a dilemma. Do we work hard to oppose government funding for abortion risking the possibility of passing a bad bill?  Or do we oppose the entire effort knowing that we risk watching a bill pass that's even worse -- one with the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade? 

Well, the Senate just made this decision much easier.

This bill is horrible from head to toe and it's time we tell Congress to scrap this bill and start over.

Millions of citizens from every state and political party have spoken out.  From taxpayer funding for abortion, to threats to privacy and conscience, to the dangerous prospects for the future care for the elderly – Americans are fed up.

In addition to these moral concerns, the big question remains whether some form of massive government imposed insurance plan is even the place to start.  We don't think so.

So what now?

Final approval of this Senate bill – and the entire health care "reform" effort – is still up in the air.

Democrat Ben Nelson has promised that he will filibuster a final vote on the legislation if the bill contains taxpayer funding for abortion.

Pennsylvania Democrat Robert Casey also remains an unknown.  He co-sponsored and voted yesterday in support of the pro-life amendment.  Senator Casey is a Catholic, and must be encouraged to stand strong for life.

Without these votes, Democrats cannot move forward. Senators Casey and Nelson must hear from you. 

Call Senator Nelson at 202-224-6551 and call Senator Casey at 202-224-6324.

Please be polite and courteous, but also be firm. 

Thank them for their leadership on the pro-life amendment, and then tell them we now expect them to OPPOSE the Senate bill.  Tell them 500,000 CatholicVote members, and millions of pro-life Americans are counting on them!

Meanwhile, recall that the House of Representatives has already approved the "Stupak Amendment" in their own health care proposal.  Representative Bart Stupak has also pledged along with 39 other Democrats to block any health care bill that includes funding for abortion.

And remember, any Senate bill, if approved, must be reconciled with the House bill.

Reality Check

The plain fact is that a large number of Democrats are beholden to the abortion lobby. They simply WILL NOT allow any health care bill to move forward without abortion funding included. 

Therefore, our most effective way to scrap this horrible bill and start over is to fight for a ban on abortion funding.

Our Pledge

CatholicVote is working vigorously to block any healthcare legislation that forces taxpayers to fund abortion.  We are working with allied groups and legislative staff in Washington D.C.

But we also remain opposed to this legislation in principle. We oppose any government takeover of healthcare. A government-first approach WILL NOT solve the problems of access and affordability to quality care. A massive new entitlement program is bad for jobs, bad for the poor and uninsured, and will inevitably result in bad care for everyone.

Sadly while Americans are busy preparing to celebrate Christmas, politicians in Washington are working weekends to ram through a hugely unpopular healthcare bill.

But if we can stop this bill and start over, then we can begin the process of real reform that puts people first instead of government and insurance company bureaucrats  -- reform that protects the dignity of the human person in the womb and in their wallets.

Please keep calling and keep praying.

We're not done yet.

-Your CatholicVoteAction Team

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Filibuster Time on Health Care Bill | Kill the Bill~not the Baby

2nd Amend. DC rights challenged agian. Please vote and distribute


: Fw: Please vote and distribute



Obama's new Attorney General, Eric Holder, has already said this is one of his major issues.
This takes literally 2 clicks to complete.   Please vote on this gun issue question with USA Today.  It will only take a few seconds of your time.   Then pass the link on to all the pro gun folks you know.   Hopefully these results will be published later this month. This upcoming year will become critical for gun owners with the Supreme Court's accepting the District of Columbia case against the right for individuals to bear arms.  

Here's what you need to do:

- vote on this one.

- launch it to other folks and have THEM vote - then we will see if the results get published.

The Question is:
"Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?"

Click on the link below and PLEASE vote Yes! - Quick Question

The Question is:
"Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?"

ClimateGate - More Stories from the UK Telegraph and Scribd, et al.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 1:54 AM
Subject: [ronpaul-39] ClimateGate - More Stories from the UK Telegraph and Scribd, et al.

ClimateGate Scandal - Caught Green Handed - 
Cold facts about the hot topic of global temperature change
after the Climategate scandal 
by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley  |  November 30, 2009 

Climategate reveals 'the most influential tree in the world'  - 

Leaked emails from the Climatic Research Unit show how the world's weightiest climate data has been distorted,

says Christopher Booker 

Jim Azzola
The Fiction Of Climate Science  -  Think they hit the nail on the head here.  ~Guy
Gary Sutton, 12.04.09, 10:00 AM EST
Why the climatologists get it wrong.  - 
Climategate: Another day, another cover-up: 
By: Patrick Michaels
Special to The Examiner
December 2, 2009
While we're on the "Global Warming" subject, below is one sick, ruthless "brainwashing" ad.
Plane Stupid Polar Bear Ad  - 

Democrat Leader For FairTax= Red + Blue = FairTax/ Will Obama?

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Subject: Red + Blue = FairTax

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Dear R. George,

I'm an Obama state field organizer who loves the FairTax. It makes perfect sense to me and I'm encouraging other Democrats to join our fight.

I've always felt that it is the argument between Democrats and Republicans that makes us strong as a nation. The free and passionate exchange of very different ideas is only found in a nation comfortable with liberty and freedom of speech and the American people have always figured out the best course between differing viewpoints.

But with the FairTax, the partisan divisions that sometimes split us apart can be healed. Here is an idea that is actually good for everyone--except tax lobbyists, of course.

Can you help make the FairTax a reality for all Americans?

I can tell you that I believe, as should every Democrat, that this extensively researched idea is the best thing that could happen not just for Democrats or Republicans but for the United States.

We can still argue about how much and what to spend our national wealth on--and we surely will--but once you know the FairTax, it's pretty clear that there really shouldn't be any argument at all about adopting this well researched idea as a far better way to collect federal taxes.

First off, it will eliminate all federal taxes on those below the poverty line. That's important to the American dream and more and more people pulling themselves up by the bootstraps. The middle class will see a tremendous tax reduction as the tax base is enlarged to generate the same revenues now raised under the destructive income tax system.

Secondly, the FairTax will create a powerful magnet for investment in the United States. That means badly needed job growth. When you get right down to it, our tax system has become a huge barrier for the very healing growth that we all need so desperately.

We all need a tax system that doesn't punish job creation, fiscal responsibility or a more honest accounting of spending.

Can anyone really say that is either Republican or Democrat? It's American and our love of country should bring us all together for the FairTax.

It also means that we have to come together in our hometowns to bring back the voice of the average citizen to those in Washington who can't hear us anymore. Personal advantage and narrow self-interest keep the income tax system going even though it's hurting the country.

We have to bring the FairTax message into every household and get past the partisan divisions that have kept the FairTax from fair consideration on the "left" as well as the "right."

I've learned very well in the campaigns I've worked on that money makes the tactics and strategies possible.

Whether it's TV ads, local organizers, direct mail or Internet presence, it takes hard cash to make it happen.

It's why I must ask you to help the FairTax campaign. We've just got to raise enough funds to recruit more, educate more and raise the temperature on Congress to point that they cannot stand in the way of the FairTax legislation that is now pending.

Can you help today with a contribution of $5, $10, $25 or $50?

It is an investment not just in this needed campaign but in the future of the United States, itself.

That's how important the FairTax is, in my opinion, to repairing the damaged economy; creating jobs and putting America back on its feet now and for the coming generations of Americans.

Please step up to the plate and help us now.

If you are like me, you've been doing what you can locally. Thank you.

But this is the big picture work on the recruitment nationally that we need to bring the FairTax down the field toward enactment.

We need millions of our fellow citizens--from all parties--to push back against the tax lobbyists and self-interested in Washington. No one is better positioned to make that happen than Americans For Fair Taxation. But they need our help.

Please pause for just a moment and consider what your investment today could mean to you in the future--no personal federal income taxes, take home your whole paycheck and bring a new era of growth and financial health to the United States.

It's worth it--and it's needed.

Please help now with what you can best afford. As tough as times are right now--and I know they are--this is the best thing we can do to turn things around. If we all help a little, we can achieve a powerful result together.

Thanks for caring,

Jessica Wexler

PS We have to "trump" the influence of probably no more than 100,000 of the most powerful insiders in Washington. We already have more than 60 sponsors on pending FairTax legislation. We're on our way and with your help, we can rapidly build the numbers of Americans supporting the FairTax to get there. Please help out today for the good of the nation and your family.


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I'm an Obama state field organizer who loves the FairTax. It makes perfect sense to me and I'm encouraging other Democrats to join our fight.~Jessica Wexler