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Facts about healthcare reform

  First off I know this is more of a national issue then it is a Pennsylvania specific issue, but it is something that once all is said and done and whatever the final plan is that is put into action, it is something that will effect each and every person in the country in one way or another how exactly that effect will occur I can’t say, but I can say that I’m really to a point where I want to hear facts and not hear about the latest town hall meeting that went haywire.  To me that isn’t news worth focusing on yes eveyone is entitled to their views, but can it be presented by the media in a way that is more like a healthy debate instead of focusing on what ammounts to people making fools of themselves on national TV by yelling and screaming and interrupting the person trying to present information rather then simply listening to what the person(s) have to say before flying off the handle and in some cases becoming physically aggressive towards the speaker?

Ok now that I’ve vented a little I will include a link I received from the whitehouse specifically the president’s office/staff this explains facts about what the President is trying to convery and some of the misinterpretations that are out there …. I hope to add more links as I find more that aren’t glorifying town hal brawls but this is a starting point …..

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/settingtherecord

Keep in mind that just because I post something from the president or any other politician does not mean I agree 100% with what the person, party or office is saying it simply means I’m offering it as something I found to be more productive then the nightly News’  coverage of townhall brawls.

If you have a problem with information that is contained in any of the links, please respectfully contact the person, party … etc. represented by the site you don’t agree with.  As the saying goes you can catch more flies with honey then with vinegar.  Keep in mind that while politician do hold positions of power, they are there because we the American people gave them that power and that we are partially responsible for the political nature of our communitees, states and country because of our choices we make when we choose to vote or not vote for someone.

For folks with any type of disability check out … the Disability Voting Coalition of Pennsylvania for a starting point with regards to disabled folks who want to excercise their right to vote …..

http://www.dvcpa.org/

They’ll get you started with where to register if you haven’t registered already and will guide you through the first steps towards having a stronger voice in our political system.

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Just a friendly reminder

November 4th is just around the corner, so I wanted to remind everyone to get out and vote!  It’s your chance to have a say in what happens in the political realm and our lives.

As a button I acquired put it, “We Recover and We Vote!”

Or in the famous words of Nike “Just Do it!”  forget about the excuses, anything short of going out and actually voting is just an excuse.

Democratic Party Values

Here’s some info about the Democratic Party also from a California website with a link at the end.  As before with the other parties, I do not feel this is a comprehensive list of value held by the party, but it seems to be a good starting point.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

With Iraq in a quagmire and the economy hurting, led by the housing crisis, America needs change.

After our primary, Democrats and Independents must rally around our nominee to ensure the change we need.

Democrats have long fought to create a vibrant economy, improve education, ensure public safety and national security, expand access to health care, and help the struggling middle class.

Democratic accomplishments and priorities under House Speaker Nancy Pelosi include:

First minimum wage increase in 10 years

Education reform to ensure America leads the world in research and technology

A military pay raise

New quality care standards for wounded troops and veterans

Tough rules to establish highest ethical standards in Congressional history

By electing a Democrat to the White House and Democrats to Congress, we will continue fighting for:

Responsible economic stimulation and job security for working Americans

A woman’s right to choose

Protection of Social Security and Medicare

An end to the war in Iraq

Greater energy independence

Voter Information Guide.

American Independant Party Values

  Here’s info on the values held by the American Independant Party taken word for word from a California website.  A link to the originating website is at the end of the post.  I don’t consider this to be a comprehensive statement on what defines the values of the independant party, but I do feel it is a starting point.

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY

The American Independent Party is the party of ordered liberty in a nation under God. We believe in strict adherence to written law. We believe the Constitution is the contract America has with itself. Its willful distortion has led to the violation of our Tenth-Amendment-guaranteed right to limited government—which inevitably requires oppressive taxation. Its application will lift that burden.

Freed from the lawless oppression of Liberal rule we may then compassionately and justly use our energy and ingenuity to provide for ourselves and our families. We will then establish truly free and responsible enterprise and reassert the basic human right to property.

We believe in protecting all human life however weak, defenseless, or disheartened; endorse the family as the essential bulwark of liberty, compassion, responsibility, and industry; and declare the family’s right and responsibility to nurture, discipline, and educate their children.

We assert the absolute, concurrent Second-Amendment-guaranteed right of individuals to self-defense coupled with a strong common defense, a common defense which requires a national sovereignty not damaged by imprudent treaties. We oppose all illegal immigration. We support secure borders and immigration policies that invite the best of the world to join us in freedom.

Voter Information Guide.

Republican Party Values

  The following info was pulled from a California state website, but it seems to sum up what the Republican Party holds as values.  I modified the text so it would be broader and not specific to California, otherwise the text remains in its original language.  I don’t feel this is a comprehensive list of what the Republican Party stands for, but it is a starting point.

REPUBLICAN PARTY

  The Republican Party is committed to improving our quality of life. We’re working to achieve this by creating jobs, improving schools, keeping communities safe, and improving health care and environment.

Top Priorities:

Promoting an economy that creates new job opportunitiess

Improving education and health care systems to improve our quality of life

Protecting taxpayers by limiting taxes and forcing government to live within its means

Voter Information Guide.

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