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Updates: Do They Deserve Our Votes?

Does the President deserve our vote?

Short answer: Yes, for considerable, though muted, results in the face of extreme obstructionism and outlandish lies and “Democrats” who have sold out.  But that’s not really the point.

Do Governor Quinn, Treasurer Giannoulias, Dan Seals, and Reps. Bill Foster, Melissa Bean, Jan Schakowsky and the other Democrats ?

Yes, Quinn inherited a terrible mess, worse fiscally than President Obama’s because the Governor has to balance the budget.  Alexi has done a good job with the state funds, truth be told.  And the others have done their job.  But again, that’s not really the point.

Do WE deserve to vote for a better America for ourselves and our kids?

Yes!  The Republicans had 8 years to get us into this mess.  Bill Clinton had 8 years to fix Reagan and HW’s mess.  By the end, President Clinton had peace, prosperity, democracy in new places, and a BUDGET SURPLUS.

All these Republican ads are blaming the Democrats who were in office BECA– USE of the mishandling of the economy and the financial sector by Republicans and their owners, the banks, insurance and oil companies!  It was not the Democrats’ fault!   Things would be worse had we left the Republicans in charge!

The Democrats are there to fix it and they will if we give them more time. Read More »

Featured, Updates: New York Times: Dold Is A Tea Party Candidate

Today’s New York Times identifies Robert Dold as a Tea Party candidate. Time and time again in recent weeks, Dold’s far right-wing positions have become evident. Earlier this week, he snubbed BJBE, Temple Beth El, Solomon Schechter, and Chicagoland Jewish High School to appear on Sean Hannity’s right-wing program, and just yesterday, we learned that Dold is supported by Fred Malek’s American Action Network.

Robert Dold does his best to pretend he’s a moderate because he knows that while this district might elect a Republican, there’s no way it would elect a Tea Party candidate. So Dold bobs and weaves, hoping to wink and nod his way to office.

Today’s New York Times listed the Tea Party candidates running in each district. Sure enough, Bob Dold made the list.

As the Times explains, “For purposes of the list, Tea Party candidates were those who had entered politics through the movement or who are receiving significant support from local Tea Party groups and who share the ideology of the movement.” Read More »

Updates: Good News for Dan!

Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill reports today that Seals leads Dold in a poll of 10th District voters by a 12-point margin, 49% to 37%. The paper reports, “The third time may be the charm for Dan Seals and the Democrats. With incumbent Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) running for Senate, Seals looks like he might finally win this heavily Democratic district.”

Featured, Updates: Seals Wants to Fix Social Security, Dold Wants to Dismantle It

As a woman in her forties I am not too young to be concerned about Social Security.  I’m simply not that far away from retirement anymore. And having learned of Republican Congressional candidate Robert Dold’s plan to privatize social security, this only solidifies my staunch support of Democrat Dan Seals.

Mr. Seals is endorsed by the non-partisan National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare – and from this source (the NCPSSM), I’ve learned just how damaging and risky privatizing Social Security can be.  No system is perfect, but our current system does work. It has for 75 years and will continue to do so for decades, despite talk of the danger it may be in.

Like any system, of course it needs tending and maintenance and fixing – but not dismantling. Not putting it at the whim of the stock market. There are many investment opportunities for all who wish to take part in them, but Social Security is not and should not be one of them. Social Security is an insurance policy and a profound promise to our senior citizens.  And I believe Mr. Seals will do all he can to help Social Security continue to keep that promise.

Karen Singer

Updates: Doctors Applaude Affordable Care Act

For Immediate Release
September 23, 2010

STATEMENT FROM DOCTORS FOR AMERICA ON THE 6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Washington, D.C. – Dr. Vivek Murthy, president of Doctors for America, released the following statement honoring the six month anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act:

“Today is a milestone day for health care in America. Starting today children can no longer be denied insurance because of a pre-existing condition such as asthma, millions of young adults will have coverage through their parent’s plans until age 26, cancer patients no longer have to worry about their coverage rescinded or hitting their policies annual or lifetime limits. These changes will transform lives and give doctors the tools necessary to help our patients get the care they need.”

Provisions that take effect today include:

* No more getting dropped after you get sick – Insurance companies can no longer rescind coverage after the fact.
* Full access to coverage – Children under 19 can no longer be rejected from health care plans due to pre-existing conditions.
* No more annual or lifetime limits – Insurers can no longer limit the amount of coverage someone can receive over the year or their lifetime.
* Free preventive care – New health insurance plans must provide preventive services such as mammograms and immunizations.
* Expanded coverage to young adults – Young adults can stay on their parents’ health plan until age 26.

Doctors for America is a national organization of 15,000 physicians and medical students fighting for a system in which every American has equal access to quality healthcare. We envision a fair, effective and affordable healthcare system — one fundamentally transformed and guided by the core values of doctors and their patients.

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For more information about Doctors for America, please go to our Web site at:
www.drsforamerica.com