last night marks a historic stepping stone in health care reform and the united states. obama’s highly controversial health care bill, The Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962), was passed by Congress baby. but the battle is far from over. the bill must next be passed by the SENATE–where there is extreme resistance from republicans and moderate democrats. the republicans are already talking about pulling a filibuster to prevent a final vote from ever happening. talk about a waste of time and a waste of tax dollars. that’s like when bratty children don’t like what they hear so they plug both ears with their index fingers, toss their eyeballs back and blare their garden hose tongues at everyone around them. meanwhile, the president is urging the senate to pass the bill by the end of the year, so that he can focus his attention on other legislative policies, like an energy reform bill, financial regulations and other urgent matters. but then again, why bother moving on to more important issues when we can listen to republicans yap yap their stubborn politics all day and all night?
WATCH HIS STATEMENT HERE (check out the cool asian couple in the commercial. they actually look kind of normal.)
FROM REFUGEE TO CONGRESSMAN:
and i gots GOTSA to give it up to Mr. Anh Joseph Cao–the ONLY republican in congress who voted yes on the bill. mr. cao is also the FIRST and ONLY vietnamese american member of congress. he left vietnam in 1975 soon after the fall of saigon. the man has come a long way… from refugee to congressman within the same lifetime–that’s a MFin’ hustle!! when he first pulled up as a republican tho, i def had my concerns. but honestly, it’s a name game a lot of the time. being a republican or democrat by title doesn’t mean shit these days. it’s the act behind the words that define a person. (and maybe my anti-anti attitude that rejects labeling because like with any categorization, there’s too much room for assumptions via generalizations or connotations and blahblahblah.) check out mr. cao’s words:
“I have a constitutional duty to make the right decision for my district whether or not the decision was popular,” Mr. Cao said in an interview Sunday on CNN.
“I had to make a decision of conscience based on the needs of the people of my district,” he added. “A lot of my constituents are uninsured, a lot of them are poor.”
honestly, he kinda sounds like a republican. because republicans are always talking about representing their “constituents” and shit…and most republicans tend to be rich white men, whose constituents are also rich white men. and their decisions are very often unpopular…..haaaaa!
for more on mr. cao, CLICK HERE