Friday - July 24th 2009

under-the-radar-1images1Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spends the hour with Thom discussing the issues and answering listener questions www.sanders.senate.gov

Hour Two - Ravi Batra www.ravibatra.com Is the Economy getting better or not?

Hour Three: "News Under The Radar" Christy Harvey of the Center for American Progress stops by www.americanprogress.org

Comments

Loretta (not verified) 10 years 49 weeks ago
#1

Here's my latest letter to my esteemed Senator Ron Wyden,

Dear Senator Wyden,

Because you receive so many campaign donations from the insurance industry, I am having a hard time believing that these donations are not influencing your decision to slow down health care reform by not supporting Obama's recommended public plan.

If you would like to regain the faith of your constituents in your integrity in this issue, why not donate all of the campaign money you have received from the insurance industry to the Oregon Health Plan so that they can provide services to more Oregonians. I would like to see you do this, or if you can't part with the bribes you are receiving from the insurance industry, please recluse yourself from this decision. I feel your conflict of interest in this matter is very unethical.

Thank you for your time,

Quark (not verified) 10 years 49 weeks ago
#2

Beautiful letter, Loretta! If you don't mind, I would like to use parts of it in my healthcare emails.

Please forgive me, but I need to mention that there is a typo ("recluse" s.b. "recuse.") 'Just a note for those who would also cut and paste...

Thanks for sharing this. I can think of several legislators who should see parts of it!

Loretta (not verified) 10 years 49 weeks ago
#3

Sure Quark, I'd be glad to have you pass it on. I wish that all of the legislators would donate the bribes they are receiving from the health insurance industry to help provide health care to those who can't afford it. That money would pay for lots of care! Thanks for catching my mistake. I appreciate it.

Will America Recover from the Rightwing Billionaire's War Against Us?

Thom plus logo This morning on CNN a physician in Texas talked about having 10 young people with COVID-19 who needed immediate hospitalization and only having three beds left. He had to decide who is going to get treatment and who was going to be turned away from the hospital.
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Hartmann combines a remarkable piece of historical research with a brilliant literary style to tell the grand story of corporate corruption and its consequences for society with the force and readability of a great novel."
David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World and Agenda for A New Economy
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Through compelling personal stories, Hartmann presents a dramatic and deeply disturbing picture of humans as a profoundly troubled species. Hope lies in his inspiring vision of our enormous unrealized potential and his description of the path to its realization."
David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy, The Great Turning, and When Corporations Rule the World
From Screwed:
"The powers that be are running roughshod over the powers that OUGHT to be. Hartmann tells us what went wrong — and what you and I can do to help set American right again."
Jim Hightower, National Radio Commentator, Writer, Public Speaker, and author of the bestselling Thieves in High Places