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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

The truth about Obama's HR 3200

An article from an Obama supporting newspaper blazed the headline:

Missouri state capital rallies for health care reform

But, the picture accompanying the story told the real truth:

Yes, Obama is talking about "health insurance reform;" not health care reform...

There is a very big difference between "health insurance reform" and "health care reform."

So, why is Barack Obama trying to pass off his legislation as "health care reform" when anyone can readily see in looking at this photo and from reading HR 3200 that this legislation is all about "health insurance" not "health care."

Health insurance is not a requirement for receiving health care.

Lots of countries provide health care without selling people health insurance and the facts prove that the standard of health care without health insurance is far superior. Of course, insurance companies don't reap huge profits... the money, instead, goes where it is supposed to go; towards health care.

The entire Democratic Party apparatus is talking as if they are about to bring about HEALTH CARE REFORM...

Lies, lies, lies and more lies--- HR 3200 is not about health care reform.

Here is further proof:

Here is an email I received from a leader of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party complaining about my "e-mail blasts:"

From: Kathleen Murphy

Subject: Re: More lies from the Democrats and Obama crowd

To: "Alan Maki"

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2009, 12:17 AM

I'd like to think I'm open minded. What I don't want to read from either side of the aisle is name calling and extremist positions -- such as the title of your email. I am a Democrat, and a DFLer, and a strong supporter of Obama and his healthcare INSURANCE reform. So your calling what we are trying to do to reform the over-profiteering insurance industry as lies, I don't want to be part of your string of communication. I don't have time for it.

As for an email blast, it's when you select a large number of recipients and "blast" a message. That's all, nothing techie.

There you have it "straight from the horses mouth" as they say.

Kathleen Murphy placed "insurance" in upper case "INSURANCE" to emphasize that I am not telling the truth about Barack Obama and the Democrats telling lies about what House Resolution 3200 is all about.

In fact, HR 3200 isn't really about a "reform" of the insurance industry either because as I have repeatedly stated a "reform" of anything is intended to make something BETTER.

I suppose one could argue that HR 3200 is a "reform" because it makes things "better"--- more profitable--- for the insurance industry...

However, I thought the purpose behind all of this was supposed to be to provide relief and help to the majority of the American people.

In fact, in Barack Obama's very own words he has stated that his initiatives will provide the insurance industry with greater profits. Obama's very own words.

We need to ask why all of Barack Obama's surrogates like the AFL-CIO's--- Richard Trumka, the United Steelworkers'--- Leo Gerard, the Campaign for America's Future's--- Robert Borosage, the Progressive Democrats of America's--- Tim Carpenter, the Progressive for Obama's--- Carl Davidson... why do all of these people keep referring to HR 3200 as "health care reform" when this is about "health insurance reform"?

I think I speak for the majority of the American people when I say: We want real health care reform.

Forcing the American people to purchase health insurance is not my idea of health care reform.


What is HR 3200?


Barack Obama and a bunch of dumb donkeys are trying to sell us health insurance.

Just what one would expect from a flim-flam man and con-artist like Barack Obama--- he turns out to be an insurance salesman... and who could be more unethical than a used car salesman? An insurance salesman. And here I thought most insurance salesmen were Republicans.

There really is a very big difference between "health insurance reform" and "health care reform."

Isn't it time to give these dumb donkeys a dictionary instead of your vote?

Tell Barack Obama and these dumb donkeys: No health care reform; no votes.

With Barack Obama's popularity on the skids to oblivion in the polls and important Congressional elections just fourteen months away, we have a chance to get something for our votes if we stick together and insist on real health care reform.

What we need is 800 public health care centers providing free public health care for the American people not three wars and 800 U.S. foreign military bases dotting the globe.

We might as well be throwing all this money being squandered on wars out into Lake Superior... at least we wouldn't be killing and maiming people in unjust, illegal and unconstitutional wars... but, again, I think I speak for most Americans who would rather see our resources used on health care, not wars.

Any country that can afford to squander trillions upon trillions of dollars on war and militarism sure as heck can afford to provide free health care for its own people rather than trying to force them to buy health insurance from a bunch of profit-gouging crooks in the insurance business and then have the unmitigated gall to turn around and lie by calling this "health care reform."

Kathleen Murphy "doesn't have time" to listen to what Minnesotans have to say about health care reform... what if Minnesotans were to tell Kathleen Murphy "we don't have time to vote for your candidates?"

I hope with Barack Obama in free-fall in the polls, Kathleen Murphy and the Democrats make a little time to reconsider what 72% of the delegates to the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party's State Convention had to say about health care reform in passing a clearly worded resolution supporting single-payer universal health care... real health care reform... no one, not even Kathleen Murphy introduced a resolution for "health insurance reform."

We have a little issue involving democracy at play here.

And yes, there are a few special perks for doctors in HR 3200 like a $250 billion dollar increase for Medicare fees...

And, the multi-trillion dollar give away to the pharmaceutical industry.

How this benefits most Americans Barack Obama will have to explain.

Kill HR 3200... resuscitate single-payer universal health care and vastly expand public health care--- this is the only way to real health care reform.

Why should working people continue to give away our votes to a bunch of dumb donkeys just to get another insurance bill in the mail when we can't even afford the monthly mortgage and electric bills not to mention home and auto insurance and heating bills?

Something to think about around the dinner table.

Alan L. Maki
Director of Organizing,
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council

If you want to contact Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party officials about Obama's and the Democrat's plan to force us all to buy health insurance, give these Party hacks a blast--- just "copy" and "paste" and give them a "blast." E-mail list provided courtesy of MN DFL Secretary Susan Rego--- keep in mind, these people like to hear from you and they like to hear from you often:

alanapetersen@hotmail.com, Anna@tinklenberg08.com, olseenfour@msn.com, Bethany_Snyder@franken.senate.gov, blake@oberstar.org, BOVINEMIDWIFE@aol.com, dweinlick@dfl.org, jaxter34@aol.com, jeanettemartimo@yahoo.com, rep.jeremy.kalin@house.mn, joanh2@charter.net, thomaskurhajetz@frontiernet.net, rjolsondjk@yahoo.com, christian.foust@gmail.com, travelwithcindy@aol.com, epitome76@hotmail.com, elmstrand@msn.com, georgland@aol.com, cj_woodcock@yahoo.com, jebruno@visi.com, sunborn@sunbornstables.com, kblomquist@sherbtel.net, starkmad@frontiernet.net, pamkling@hotmail.com, ryancredfield@hotmail.com, stevenkling@hotmail.com, dripdropplumbing@gmail.com, steven51fbe@mac.com, steven51fbe@mac.com, nordfam@izoom.net, kseww@aol.com, tomomara@edinarealty.com, inyansa_redwing@hotmail.com, fullergary57@gmail.com, irenea@whiteearth.com, nativepr@paulbunyan.net, riihiluoma@msn.com, lorit@whiteearth.com, lornal@whiteearth.com, lornal@whiteearth.com, mary.sam@millelacsband.com, peggy@wellstone.org, sallyfineday@hotmail.com, veronicasmith@fdlrez.com, alicejseuffert@yahoo.com, betsyo@visi.com, charrison1026@comcast.net, jnodes@eckberglammers.com, jennyloretha@yahoo.com, mkathleenmurphy@gmail.com, koskinen63@comcast.net, nicque.mabrey@gmail.com, sandy55305@comcast.net, susan.rego@embarqmail.com, tmtesky@hotmail.com, mburnspenn@hotmail.com