Congressman Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) calls President Obama a liar.
Some Democrats want him censured.
President Obama and the Democrats turn their backs on single payer — the only health care reform that covers everyone and control costs.
By so doing, they are condemning at least 60 Americans a day to death (Institute of Medicine report) due to lack of health insurance.
Eighty-six Democrats in the House are signed on to Congressman John Conyer’s (D-Michigan) single payer bill (HR 676).
But not one has said they will vote against the break the bank, leave tens of millions of Americans uninsured Obamacare.
Not even Conyers has said he will vote against it.
None of the so called “progressive caucus” has said they will vote against it.
HR 676 is being used a way to placate the Democrat’s progressive base.
Sure, we believe in single payer.
But no way we’re going out on a limb to fight for it.
Wilson is fighting for his cause — insurance company profits before people.
But at least he’s fighting.
The Democrats are supposed to be fighting for the people.
They say they want change.
But they too are in the pockets of the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries.
And they cave in to the powerful forces that control their political lives.
Obama throws the weak “public option” under the health insurance industry bus.
And Katrina vanden Heuvel, the editor of The Nation magazine, says that Obama shows “progressive spine.”
Civility is in the eyes of the beholder.
Obama and the Democrats are acting against the interests of the American people.
Who will censure Obama and the Democrats?
RUSSELL MOKHIBER is editor of Corporate Crime Reporter and founder of http://www.singlepayeraction.org/