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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Get To Know Your Grazzroots!

I thought it might be nice to get to know some of these helpful organizations pulling people together and directing them like a stream of invectives towards Democrat Representatives, often representatives that are not their own. I know many on the right don't care too much for groups like Move On or Organizing For America, since they are 1. liberal and 2. Spawn of Satan for not agreeing with you, but they are groups that grew out of citizens wanting to organise. It's kinda why it's called grassroots, because they grew, 1 by 1, interested person by interested person. This current crop, didn't exactly start that way.

First up is... Conservatives For Patients Rights.
Now, when I saw this group, I thought, "right on, I can get behind a group for patient's rights." Then I found out how they jumped out fully formed with a big old website and bumper stickers and a set of talking points and a full network... Meet Mr. Rick Scott. He's real peach. He was also former CEO of Columbia Hospital Corporation. This is a company (and don't be fooled by the fact that it's a hospital, it is a company) was fined 1.7 billion, that's right BILLION, for overcharging Medicaid & Medicare. So, this jerk, is a key factor in why Medicaid and Medicare are getting drained. He's only not an ex-con because he stole a huge sum instead of a small one. That's how justice works in America. Steal $100, go to jail. Steal a few billion, get a fine, lose your job, keep your money. You can't arrest a corporation.

So, he's made his money off of the little people's illness. As far as sucking off the public teat goes, he's beaten every supposed urban welfare queen with a cadillac. I'm not saying he can't be the sugar daddy for a burgeoning peoples group, I'm just saying that he's protecting a status quo that has worked very well for him, not so well for all around. I'd also like to point out that...CPR doesn't seem to have any actual solutions to offer. Maybe that's why shouting down your reps and other citizens is deemed correct.


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