President Obama will headline his first Democratic fundraiser of the 2014 election cycle at an event next month in San Francisco with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif).
Richard Eskow of the Center for the American Future, posted a very good one a couple of days ago. He used the old union meme “which side are you on” to beat up the President and Congress about Social Security being placed on the negotiating table. I thought his writing on it was striking. Here's some of it: Read more about Richard Eskow Asks: Which Side Are You On?
Every once in a while, Richard Kirsch, does a "happy dance" article celebrating his own Health Care for America Now campaign for health care reform, whose outcome of course was the wonderful bill legislated by the Congress last Spring. Kirsch, who is now a Senior Fellow at The Roosevelt Institute, posted his latest happy dance at The Nation, whose "liberal media bias" was nowhere in evidence near his article. Read more about The Happy Dance of Richard Kirsch
According to a post on Pennsylvania blog, House speaker Nancy Pelosi will allow a mere twenty minutes of debate on single-payer, albeit indirectly. Read more about Let's make them pass the Weiner amendment
[So what's the outcome? I've been Googling, checking around, and nada. What's up? -- lambert]
On Monday Pelosi will decide whether or not to restore the Kucinich Amendment as a managers amendment.
If you live in her district you can contact herhouse site.
If you have a YouTube account you can leave a comment at her YouTube Channel.
If you have a blog you can write an open letter to restore the Kucinich amendment and track back to Speaker Blog. Read more about Tell Pelosi there is still time for her to do the right thing
Washington, DC - Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA), Chairman of the Energy & Commerce Committee announced today that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pledged to give Single-Payer an up or down vote when healthcare reform is considered before year’s end.
Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Co-Chair of the Middle Class Caucus and member of the Energy & Commerce Committee who led the effort with Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI); Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA); Rep. Elliot Engel (D-NY); Rep. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL); Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-IL); and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), released the following statement:
[Because I forgot to classify this under the Department of the Happy Dance, I'm leaving it sticky for a bit. -- lambert]
Pressure works. Bring the pain!
Class is out. No more "lectures." Let the "recess" begin! Read more about Pelosi to offer single payer floor vote
The White House quietly sought to get the ball rolling on overhauling Social Security earlier this year, but it either abandoned or significantly downgraded the process under pressure from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and outside liberal interest groups, according to sources familiar with the stalled effort.
What did Nancy Pelosi know and when did she know it?
A) Less than Bush and Cheney, who made contempt for the rule of law the centerpiece of their administration.
B) Long after Bush and Cheney went forward with their plans to make torture the new normal.
[I'm going to leave this stickied for now. Let's make sure Pelosi's fax runs out of paper again first thing Monday morning. --lambert]
My local single payer activist passes along the following:
It appears that Congressional leaders are being deliberately dismissive of single-payer to the point of ludicrous statements. It's like they have put their fingers in their ears and are yelling "I can't hear you, I can't hear you." Here they are in all their Congressional member glory: