If Harry Reid can't get them in line for a simple procedural vote, then he can use "reconciliation" and call for a majority vote on the public option. Otherwise, Harry Reid is using his power as Majority Leader to allow a handful of corrupt senators thwart the democratic process. We can't let that happen.
Let Harry Reid know the public option rests on his shoulders. Click here to sign our petition:http://action.firedoglake.com/reconciliation
We know who the corrupt Democrats are working for -- the insurance companies want to kill the public option once and for all. Goldman Sachs expects insurance stocks to rise by 59% in 10 years if there is no public option, but drop by 36% if there is one. That's what happens when nobody likes your product. Their fat profits depend on being the only game in town.
The American people understand that. That's why 72% support a public option, to end insurance monopolies, increase competition and control the crushing burden of health care costs for American families. A majority in the Senate understands that, too -- that's why 51 have said they will vote for a bill with a public option.
It comes down to a simple question: will Harry Reid allow for majority rule? Or will he let corrupt members of his own caucus block a majority of the public and Congress who want a public option?
Sign our petition to Reid: whip the corrupt ConservaDems into line, or use reconciliation to give Americans what they want and pass a public option.
1. Campaign Contributions From Insurance Companies to Senators Blocking the Public Option2. Goldman Sachs: Insurance Stocks Would Drop 36% By 2019 With House Public Option3. October 27 NBC News Poll: Public Option Has 72% support 4. Jon Tester Would Vote For Schumer's Public Option: That's 51
ALL PRISONERS HAVE IT, ALL ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL HAVE IT, ALL SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN HAVE IT, ALL EX-PRESIDENTS HAVE IT, ALL GOVERNORS HAVE IT - WHY DON'T ALL AMERICANS HAVE IT? IT IS SHAMEFUL THAT OUR SOCIETY EVEN HAS TO DISCUSS SUCH A BASIC RIGHT OF CITIZENSHIP!