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[ VA GOV ]  Why Veto bills that violate women?

Political ignoramuses currently occupying the Virginia Legislature and Executive Branch have gone to great lengths to prove to our Nation how little they know about Law or the Constitution, and far less about female anatomy, sexuality, and medical procedures.  In short, they will pass any fool Law the criminals at ALEC give them without even reading it.

Since they, individually and collectively, insist on performing medical experiments on the non-virgin population of pregnant females in Virginia who may want an abortion because they were forbidden by these same ignorant misogynist males to use any form of contraception, it might be useful if someone showed these sadistic Neanderthals what can happen to them for doing "legalized" medical experiments on human beings.

Nazi Germany did it, all legal and proper, according to Laws that Hitler had passed.  Here is a consequence for such silly, ill conceived violations of women bodies that these Rethuglican agents of satan who currently dominate the Virginia Legislature hopefully are in line to receive.

If there was ever a manifest argument in favor of mandatory sexuality classes in schools, both public and private, these Legislative dodos just made it cogent by publicly showing all of us their heinous hinnys.


The Nuremberg Code (1949)

From Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals under Control Council Law No. 10. Nuremberg, October 1946–April 1949. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O, 1949–1953.

The great weight of the evidence before us is to the effect that certain types of medical experiments on human beings, when kept within reasonably well-defined bounds, conform to the ethics of the medical profession generally. The protagonists of the practice of human experimentation justify their views on the basis that such experiments yield results for the good of society that are unprocurable by other methods or means of study. All agree, however, that certain basic principles must be observed in order to satisfy moral, ethical and legal concepts:

• The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him> her to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him> her the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his> her health or person which may possibly come from his> her participation in the experiment. The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.

• The experiment should be such as to yield fruitful results for the good of society, unprocurable by other methods or means of study, and not random and unnecessary in nature.

• The experiment should be so designed and based on the results of animal experimentation and a knowledge of the natural history of the disease or other problem under study that the anticipated results will justify the performance of the experiment.

• The experiment should be so conducted as to avoid all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injury.

• No experiment should be conducted where there is an a priori reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects.

• The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment.

• Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury, disability, or death.

• The experiment should be conducted only by scientifically qualified persons. The highest degree of skill and care should be required through all stages of the experiment of those who conduct or engage in the experiment.

• During the course of the experiment the human subject should be at liberty to bring the experiment to an end if he> she has reached the physical or mental state where continuation of the experiment seems to him> her to be impossible.

• During the course of the experiment the scientist in charge must be prepared to terminate the experiment at any stage, if he has probably cause to believe, in the exercise of the good faith, superior skill and careful judgment required of him that a continuation of the experiment is likely to result in injury, disability, or death to the experimental subject.


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Lawmakers In Other States Claim They Had No Idea 
They Were Mandating Invasive Transvaginal Probes

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WARNING:  Every time you buy gas, you're funding tea party attacks!

Current studies have shown that the only reason gasoline prices are rising is because of Market Speculation by greedheads like the billionaire KOCH Brothers who finance right-wing propaganda factories like Americans for Prosperity of the Wealthiest, and FreedomWorks for the Rich.
KOCHs bankroll the tea party, and have committed $200 million to destroy anything Obama tries to do to help Americans before Election Day. For starters, they're jacking up gas prices, and blaming it on Obama. Their profiteering off the Middle Class will be used to attack the Middle Class.

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Make every effort to cut driving by 1/3 to thwart the KOCH& save money.

CONSERVATION is the best, least used renewable Energy Resource in America!


Is it time for women to unite 
& defeat insane Rethuglicans?

See Lysistrata's Solution, written 410 BC, before the Bible

©2012 Gene Messick, wordsmith, not from his garden in Eden

[OccupyW$+DC+Everywhere!]  Priority: Establish a MORTALITY INDEX

by Gene Messick, October 8, 2011
I am so very proud of my fellow Americans!  This is what we've all been waiting for.  And those of you meeting across America this week had such a blessing from Mother Nature for this great Autumn weather!
Some of you have been reading my Articles since GwB stole the 2000 election.  Since Wall $treet chose to collapse my 30-year small business, besides leaving me in poverty they gave me the luxury of time to wordsmith more than ever.  For years, I've been urging Americans to react to Wall $treet collapsing our Global Economy.  
My first nationally posted Article was on Halloween 2008, looking down into what seemed like a bottomless abyss back then.  WE together are beginning to construct a bridge across that abyss, toward a brighter, shining future for us and for future generations of Americans, as we begin the struggle to reclaim our American Dream.  Here's what I wrote then, which I just read again, and most shamefully, every word is just as relevant now, 3 years later.
Friday, October 31, 2008:   Why hasn't anyone been arrested?
We're barely a month into the 2nd American Revolution. Life as we knew it will never be the same. As we struggle to understand how we got to this place, a lot of questions need answers. Here's one of the more critical inquiries.
Finally, everyone is talking, studying our democratic form of representative government, and learning lessons in the greatest Civics Class ever held!
Out of this comes God knows what, because this is not a traditional Conference with a pre-digested Agenda limiting accomplishment. And yet, we all know why we are here. It is no mystery.  The words are coming.  Guidance is coming from so many people who have thought about our loss of democratic identity for years, like Richard Wolff does here, as we break the ice for a New Paradigm for America: "Occupy Wall Street Ends Capitalism's Alibi"
And Naomi Kline: "Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now"  Richard Grossman: "An Act to Criminalize Chartered Incorporated Business Enterprises" Robert Naiman "We, the 99 Percent, Demand the End of the Wars Now"  There are so many others lifting their coherent voices in praise of what America should be that a listing would seem endless.  WE are here.
So I, too, shall take the Bull by the Horns and toss in my two cents worth, and it is this:  remember Newton's Law of Motion: for every action in Universe, there is an equal and opposite reaction.  And I'm not just talking about how Rethugs and the Aristocracy of Wealth shall come down on our heads as hard as they can.
More specifically, I mean that for every Bill passed by Congress, there are consequences, intended and unintended.  Because the controlling Aristocracy of Wealth has presumed that dollars are the only things worth counting, all focus about passing Bills has been on what their cost is financially.  What I'm saying is that the other side has been totally ignored:  what is a Bill's cost in human lives?
The great half-debate on Healthcare Reform (excluding Universal Single Payer Healthcare from the debate because it reduced Wall $treet profits) caused some facts and figures to emerge, like this one:  a Harvard study determined that some 46,000 Americans die annually because of being denied health insurance.  Healthcare is a human right, not just an American right, and the term "affordable healthcare" was a word trick invented to keep Universal Single Payer Healthcare off the table for discussion.  And so, now even more Americans are dying for not being able to "afford" healthcare.  I am one of them.
Wall $treet knows how to calculate profits and losses, and has the financial expertise to do it before actions are taken, helping nail down consequences.  They do it all the time.  It's high time these well honed skills are turned to reducing the number of Americans who shall die because of a Bill which Congress passes.
Wall $treet has experts in this field.  Insurance Corporations call them 'Actuaries', and you'd better believe that they calculate the number of deaths per million Americans that every change they make will cause. Because . . .?  Because it affects their bottom line!
Here's how it works.  For ever Bill introduced in Congress that affects our economy, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office puts it thru a wringer to see how it will affect the National Debt, among other financial considerations.  The MORTALITY INDEX works much the same way.  
For each Bill introduced in Congress that causes significant Change in American's lives, the non-partisan Congressional Mortality Office puts it thru an actuarial wringer to see how many Americans will die by passing this Bill.   Then Congress Critters can decide if that number is acceptable collateral damage for passing each Bill.   Just as the CBO helps decide whether a Bill will sink taxpayers deeper in debt, so shall the CMO help decide how many extra graves to prepare.  Plus it'll be a great planning tool for morticians and florists!
For instance, we all know in our gut what AynRand-worshiper Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) must have calculated on his own:  how many Americans he is murdering by proposing radical reforms to the Budget, privatizing FDR's Social Safety Net for increased Corporate profit. That Index number would astound you, and his is a gift that keeps on giving and giving for generations unborn.  BTW: AynRand wrote fiction, and Atlas pharted.
And the same holds true for bully-boy Rep Eric Cantor (R-VA), and cry-baby House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).  They must know how many Americans will die because of their radical proposals to increase the flow of riches from taxpayers to the Aristocracy of Wealth, at the lethal expense of a lot of "collateral damage".  
How could these Rethugs sell their kookie ideas to Wall $treet in exchange for campaign contributions without making such up-side calculations on their own:  the more people die, the more profit is made.  Greatest Wall $treet profits are always made from War and Death, not from Peace and Universal Prosperity.
All those in Congress who signed non-elected Grover Norquist's Pledge have publicly identified themselves as Mass Murders.  And the freshman class of tea party conservatives in the House did not get complete instructions:  their votes supporting mass murder of Americans shall be tested at the polls in 2012, and the American people shall vote to approve -- or not -- authorizing Rethugs to accelerate our dying this way.
Because of Occupy Wall Street and it's nationwide spin-off protests, the 2012 Election shall truly be the first American Mandate on Corporatized Murder: shall Profit continue to drive more Murder, or shall Lives be valued more than Profit?  And it's not just the more visible Rethugs who shall be judged.  Many Democrats will find their heads on the electoral chopping block, also.
So that's my simple proposal.  Please give establishing a MORTALITY INDEX administered by a CMO due consideration.  Once implemented, it shall go a long way toward curbing the kinds of excesses of the Aristocracy of Wealth which you are so marvelously protesting in more than a thousand Occupations of America nationwide. 

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Click on •> Why Healthcare Reform will never, ever be repealed by
If you need proof of why Conservatives are political morons, you gotta read this!  Here's my answer: if the new Conservative Majority in the US House is dumb enough to pass H.R.2: "Repealing the Job-Killing Health-Care Law" Act – and they are– then the Senate should respond by passing "The Universal Single Payer Healthcare Reform Act".  Then we could have the real Mexican standoff that equally moronic Teabaggers have been itching for, and bring the entire process of government to a screeching halt !

The US House repealed last year's Healthcare Reform bill 245-189. Read the full story

Democratic lawmaker compares GOP Healthcare claims to Nazi 'big lie' propaganda

Cspan Video included: Comments reveal how badly Teabaggers are brain washed by FOX

Click•> What would happen IF Rethuglicans actually DID repeal Healthcare Bill?

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click•>Why You Can Now Kiss Organic Beef, Dairy and Many Vegetables Goodbye

Click•> Eight Reasons US Healthcare Costs 96% More Than Cuba's--With the Same Results

Read: Los Angeles Times As Many as 129 Million Americans Under 65 Have Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

Health insurers race to gouge people while they still can

Major private California insurance company Blue Shield announced healthcare premium hikes of as much as 59% will take effect on March 1. A company spokesman claimed that increases had "almost nothing to do with the federal health reform law."           [emphasis added]

As CNN noted, "[t]he federal government does not have the authority to review and strike down unreasonable rate increase requests. Historically, that authority lies with individual states. But some states don't have any rate review process at all, and insurers can hike rates as much as they want." That includes California, where the state insurance commissioner has no authority to reject excessive premium increases.

Click•> Read more…


Healthcare: Death by State Budget Cuts   


During 2011, States will balance their budgets by cutting Medicare.

Why? Because Medicare recipients have no political voice.

But where is all the money in America?

Here's why we MUST cancel the Bush tax cut for the wealthiest among us.

"The combined budget deficit of all the states is equivalent to about 15 percent of the annual
spending on the US military.  It is less than 20% of the amount handed out to Wall Street as
part of the first bank bail out in 2008 (the $700 billion TARP program) and a small fraction of
the amount made available over the past two years by the Obama administration.

Read more: 


If everyone on our tiny Space Ship Earth enjoyed the same Standard of Living which Americans do now, it would require 4 planets worth of resources to produce the necessary consumer goods.  We are 3 planets short, with an ever growing number of people who Corporate Fascists are daily luring into unquenchable desires.   Wall $treet Greed destroys Nations, causes wars.

Sometime in 2011 human population will top  7,000,000,000 (that's billion).  This staggering increase in massive consumption is overwhelming our Earth's finite resources.  Check out our Endangered Species Condoms Project and learn more about how  overpopulation produces our extinction crisis


Click•> California: There's Not Enough Water to Support Farmers, Cities and the Environment

Click•> Riots Coming? Global Food Prices Going Way Up

Global Food Prices Skyrocket - Click•> The New York Times


How to argue intelligently with Climate Change deniers

Right-wingers who march under the tea party banner are some of the most environmentally ignorant  people on our planet.  So what's new, you say?  When they were barely passing science classes in high school, the Universe continued to do its thing, with or without them.  But now, these mostly over the hill angry white men have banded together to celebrate their collective ignorance, and to force it upon us all.

One of their grand fallacies is that they have not a clue what the difference is between Weather and Climate.  You can spot them in any crowd, laughing stupidly about Global Warming when there's a 20" snowfall.  They look at the local day-to-day weather report on TV, and think they are being informed about Global Warming.  Or worse still, they watch their daily addiction to FOX Propaganda Network, and get another inoculation against using their intelligence, what part that has not already been eroded from their brains.

Worse still, these stormtroopers of the Koch Fascist Empire managed to convert their anger into palpable hatred during the Nov 2010 elections, and now there are Neanderthals stalking the halls of Congress believing they have a mandate from the American people to destroy every vestige of environmental progress passed during the last half century.

What can you do to help abort such a massive Celebration of Ignorance?  One first thing is to arm yourself with a steady dose of anti-FOX serum of truth.  We ordinary folk need to become Climate Science savvy.

There's a fantastic way to do that.  You can get reliable Climate information on this website:

Or better still, if you need a steady diet of really good hands-on stuff you can use and relay to your friends, try subscribing to this:

Koch brothers to be big winners if Obama OKs oil sands pipeline. Obama’s bitterest political enemies already import and refine 25 percent of oil sands crude reaching the U.S., and stand to profit from an increased flow. Solve Climate News 

Extreme weather batters the insurance industry. It's a tough time to be in the U.S. property insurance business. Storms are happening in places they never happened before, at intensities they have never reached before and at times of year when they didn't used to happen. The last couple of months underscore just how much climate seems to be changing. Reuters 

Advocates spotlight wind power’s performance during rolling blackouts. Fossil-fuel interests have long argued that wind power’s potential is limited because its intermittent nature makes it undependable. Wind’s proponents have seized on Texas' rolling blackouts last week to score some strategic points on behalf of wind’s dependability. Texas Climate News 

Helen Thomas | Privatizing Social Security Again? 

Republicans are once again attempting to privatize Social Security, 01/07/11. (art: M. Ryder/The Washington Times) 

Helen Thomas writes, "This year, 2011, marks the beginning of baby boomers receiving Social Security checks and they should be alerted of past perennial Republican attempts to partially privatize the program ... Let's not give the newly empowered Republicans – and their blindsided tea party allies – the ability to wipe out or even mitigate the only economic security deprived Americans can count on." READ MORE


Intentionally withholding Healthcare from a person in pain -- in order to increase profits -- is a form of torture.  

Torture is a crime against humanity.

Universal Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.


WARNING:  Healthcare Reform purchased in Congress by the Healthcare Mafia is hazardous to your health!


                                  How we learned that the Healthcare "Public Option" was a fraud

NC's Democratic US Senator Kay Hagan is a Corporate Wolf in sheep's disguise.  She was employed as a Corporate lawyer & Vice President for NCNB, which became Bank of America, before they worked her into the NC Senate to shill Bills for Big Businesses, and then slipped her in as NC's US Senator.  I'm frequently embarrassed to think that she was born in the same hospital where I was, in Shelby NC, a few thousand yards across the street from where I lived and grew up.  I'm more and more disillusioned with the continuing failure of the NC Democratic Party, by electing Blue Dogs and DINOs (Democrats in name only).

However, I am thankful that -- in her ignorance as a wet-behind-the-ears freshman Senator -- Kay did inadvertently blow the cover off of the Public Option, which had been strategically floated as a red herring to keep Universal Single Payer Healthcare off the table for discussion.  By distracting media hounds and pundits with an intentionally manufactured controversy over a non-existent Public Option, discussion of the one plan which would bring an end to the Healthcare Mafia was kept off the table in Congress, and relegated to the radicalized fringes of public discussion. It was a brilliant plan, and it worked like a charm.
Universal Single Payer Healthcare is the best and ONLY plan that ever stood any chance of reforming Healthcare for all Americans, as even Obama admitted.  The Public Option was a total fraud concocted to block and divert attention from Universal Single Payer, the only plan which would have permanently collapsed the corrupted, murderous HMO-Insurance-Bedpan&Pillmaker Corporate Mafia, and cut the cost of Healthcare in America by trillions of dollars.  It's what every other industrialized Nation in the World already understands.

Early on in the Healthcare Reform debate, Kay came out against the Public Option, as a new member of the Senate HELP Committee.  She generated so much public criticism back in NC from that statement, that she "changed her mind".  But it was not constituent criticism that did it.  Kay learned from her seasoned Senate colleagues who took her aside and explained to her how the Corporate Game is played in DC.

Kay did not have to suffer the wrath of her constituents by supporting Corporate Medicine, as she was elected by BCBS and Research Triangle Big Pharma to do.  Kay was quickly told that the Public Option was only a sacrificial decoy, that it would never be included in any Healthcare Reform Bill passed, no matter that 75% of Americans favored it.  Therefore, Kay publicly reversed her stand and supported the fake Public Option which she now knew would never see the light of day, knowing full well that she was pulling the wool over the eyes of the yokels in North Carolina who elected her.  

The Public Option was a fraud from the git-go.  US Senator Hagan was a fraud from the git-go.   --- Gene Messick 12/18/10


During 2010 Election campaigning, Rethuglicans claimed if elected they would dismantle 'Obamacare' with not the first idea of what to replace it with.  Wedded to the idea of accelerating profits for the Healthcare Mafia whose Teabagger Stormtroopers helped elect them, Rethuglicans threaten to repeal the Healthcare Reform Bill before Obama gives his State of the Union speech in late January 2011.  Never mind that by repeal, the Party of "responsible government" will drive the National Debt ever upward by hundreds of billions.  The Healthcare Mafia got what they wanted in a Reform Bill, but now they greedily want the other half of the Healthcare pie as well.

This is a good time to look back at how the Healthcare Mafia purchased the Reform Bill they wanted, a Bill which was designed by their lobbyists to change things, and it will:  Healthcare Mafia corporate profits are soaring even more than before Reform happened.  Here's what sane, rational people were arguing in support of Universal Single Payer Healthcare Reform in September of 2009.

[BAILOUT] 31:  All Healthcare Numbers are soaring!                           Originally published 09/23/09

Just when we get accustomed to the fact that the Healthcare Mafia has been murdering 22,000 Americas each year, out comes a study by Harvard Physicians that says that is only HALF the true number.

Nearly 45,000 people die each year because they lack health insurance, according to CLICK•> a Harvard study published in mid-September. That would average 120 people dying every day, 24/7, rain or shine.

And the REthugliCON/Blue-Dog/Teabaggers say they don't want our mean ole Govermint to Ration Healthcare!!   Truth is, the Healthcare Mafia has been rationing Healthcare ever since they turned down their first claim.  

HMOs were invented when Henry Kaiser convinced Tricky Dick Nixon that murdering sick Americans by denying Healthcare was the greatest Profit Center ever discovered.  Murder completed. Evidence buried. Profits soar!

During the Healthcare Mafia's Scream-Fests for Distraction from Reality -- during this August's Congressional Recess -- the Healthcare Mafia murdered more Americans for Profit than died at the World Trade Center Tragedy on 9/11. EVERY month these private Corporations kill more Americans for Profit than died in our greatest single Terrorist event. 

So who are our real Terrorists?

45,000 per year = 3,750 per month = 120 per day = 5 per hour = 1 American every 12 minutes. Dead. Never to hold a loved one again. Murdered by the Healthcare Mafia so that their CEOs & Executives can buy more diamond baubles for their mistresses.

And that's just the American's they've been murdering.  No one knows how many MILLIONS of Americans have been sadistically tortured for how many BILLIONS of hours by the Healthcare Mafia, who allow pain to thrive in order to increase profits, just so slutty Trixie can spend a fabulously long weekend gambling away on the Riviera with Mr. Filthy Rich Healthcare Mafia Executive. 

Who's been unplugging Grandma for decades?  The Healthcare Mafia.  And who sits on the Healthcare Mafia Death Panels?  Minimum wage Telephone Clerks with NO medical training who deny insurance claims from a huge list of thousands of unacceptable diseases and conditions. 

But these are not the most startling numbers that jumped into sight since the last [BAILOUT] Edition.

A reader from Oklahoma asked where he could find figures about his Congress Critters to use at a Town Hall Meeting next week.  So we looked for specific numbers.  What was found is a mindblower of unimaginable proportions.

When you read these numbers, remember this does NOT include the $1,400,000 PER DAY that the Healthcare Mafia is spending on Lobbyists, nor the Millions spent on fraudulent TV ads, FauxNoose liars, Attack Radio hosts, and for training Limpbaugh-brained Teabagger Stormtroopers.

Here are our 100 US Senator's Healthcare Mafia bribe totals as of a month ago.  (Aug 2009)
Name Office State Health Sector Health Insurance Pharma Health Pros Hospitals Nursing Homes
McCain, John S AZ $9,027,044 $736,884 $902,915 $6,325,601 $658,250 $152,950
Kerry, John S MA $8,344,060 $687,434 $887,043 $4,717,648 $1,306,997 $169,190
Specter, Arlen S PA $4,521,093 $382,228 $1,238,916 $1,738,490 $795,928 $92,100
Baucus, Max S MT $3,902,881 $675,349 $1,099,605 $1,401,776 $421,542 $232,949
McConnell, Mitch S KY $3,187,818 $523,877 $688,349 $1,521,841 $456,975 $81,900
Hatch, Orrin G S UT $3,051,635 $393,380 $1,613,113 $612,494 $233,645 $150,475
Harkin, Tom S IA $2,935,478 $168,556 $772,532 $1,467,202 $261,932 $109,500
Brown, Sherrod S OH $2,762,327 $75,100 $307,654 $1,961,679 $251,159 $75,872
Grassley, Chuck S IA $2,722,746 $493,149 $617,280 $1,222,889 $246,126 $143,749
Burr, Richard S NC $2,592,044 $280,586 $975,247 $1,095,854 $109,075 $140,316
Lieberman, Joe S CT $2,560,496 $448,066 $652,040 $1,089,612 $200,050 $168,900
Alexander, Lamar S TN $2,448,908 $195,150 $304,912 $1,078,110 $437,225 $209,550
Kyl, Jon S AZ $2,339,968 $360,968 $452,635 $1,226,850 $230,402 $72,106
Reid, Harry S NV $2,259,001 $388,350 $316,800 $1,190,376 $238,175 $102,550
Lincoln, Blanche S AR $2,123,458 $231,050 $419,674 $954,962 $272,198 $189,250
Cornyn, John S TX $2,122,353 $128,675 $315,265 $1,411,278 $150,510 $5,250
Ensign, John S NV $2,084,249 $487,815 $395,730 $1,083,486 $184,629 $72,000
Schumer, Charles E S NY $1,840,508 $316,200 $319,900 $735,820 $328,264 $84,774
Dodd, Chris S CT $1,729,005 $774,491 $710,878 $542,098 $120,374 $81,900
Rockefeller, Jay S WV $1,710,629 $147,824 $179,850 $866,377 $286,427 $92,475
Chambliss, Saxby S GA $1,690,633 $322,023 $217,849 $1,022,384 $152,500 $54,500
Cardin, Ben S MD $1,620,397 $216,264 $217,232 $868,740 $160,875 $183,500
Conrad, Kent S ND $1,596,763 $340,580 $290,350 $690,432 $241,386 $128,380
Wyden, Ron S OR $1,540,963 $158,250 $162,100 $738,631 $178,950 $217,482
Durbin, Dick S IL $1,490,265 $164,300 $201,100 $796,243 $220,076 $82,850
Menendez, Robert S NJ $1,480,001 $206,725 $486,207 $554,569 $144,450 $20,500
Feinstein, Dianne S CA $1,444,922 $183,660 $276,300 $792,789 $129,941 $29,750
Hutchison, Kay Bailey S TX $1,440,988 $132,700 $187,384 $986,090 $139,914 $13,650
Bayh, Evan S IN $1,423,685 $471,338 $538,923 $492,762 $115,150 $114,650
Stabenow, Debbie S MI $1,410,276 $200,050 $126,852 $679,647 $218,653 $94,150
Landrieu, Mary L S LA $1,329,872 $162,158 $232,196 $616,366 $208,964 $38,931
Coburn, Tom S OK $1,319,230 $40,458 $129,092 $1,061,539 $66,201 $18,048
Boxer, Barbara S CA $1,279,043 $107,570 $198,585 $850,728 $87,062 $7,260
Nelson, Ben S NE $1,266,766 $536,846 $390,483 $446,845 $179,238 $46,850
Collins, Susan M S ME $1,263,070 $305,330 $205,449 $636,154 $98,825 $117,750
Nelson, Bill S FL $1,262,160 $140,462 $136,449 $706,343 $122,981 $46,500
Thune, John S SD $1,248,742 $144,216 $136,850 $809,115 $162,871 $12,116
Bond, Christopher "Kit" S MO $1,246,551 $140,150 $318,823 $577,863 $111,966 $47,420
Voinovich, George V S OH $1,229,667 $143,340 $339,424 $582,941 $151,400 $24,120
DeMint, James W S SC $1,217,378 $131,710 $96,000 $842,103 $43,650 $37,700
Graham, Lindsey S SC $1,215,587 $146,773 $264,600 $645,841 $104,604 $82,250
Sessions, Jeff S AL $1,205,278 $196,537 $187,110 $754,473 $108,835 $52,950
Vitter, David S LA $1,156,530 $31,108 $86,000 $870,019 $98,025 $3,466
Feingold, Russ S WI $1,139,303 $69,159 $45,803 $800,776 $135,748 $5,500
Bunning, Jim S KY $1,136,387 $254,437 $149,900 $718,465 $143,335 $29,000
Lugar, Richard G S IN $1,126,440 $152,663 $288,835 $661,507 $84,025 $28,900
Corker, Bob S TN $1,107,224 $108,125 $134,600 $616,814 $134,900 $23,300
Roberts, Pat S KS $1,039,937 $126,600 $261,527 $475,060 $130,850 $60,250
Gregg, Judd S NH $1,019,534 $247,175 $480,548 $310,648 $84,613 $43,000
Johnson, Tim S SD $1,013,335 $175,950 $48,000 $708,291 $89,144 $78,250
Mikulski, Barbara A S MD $978,462 $86,950 $278,295 $404,671 $76,419 $99,415
Shelby, Richard C S AL $972,188 $331,450 $258,911 $350,699 $73,300 $115,053
Isakson, Johnny S GA $970,383 $208,900 $220,172 $534,331 $75,605 $33,950
Wicker, Roger S MS $962,875 $67,600 $113,795 $678,180 $73,150 $48,600
Murray, Patty S WA $937,368 $126,450 $343,882 $396,168 $67,733 $22,985
Crapo, Mike S ID $908,241 $206,450 $310,530 $344,898 $97,890 $53,450
Bingaman, Jeff S NM $867,841 $72,207 $144,498 $550,616 $67,603 $26,383
Warner, Mark S VA $862,141 $154,500 $129,950 $429,716 $92,000 $53,425
Enzi, Mike S WY $846,427 $243,250 $443,250 $283,927 $19,000 $12,500
Lautenberg, Frank R S NJ $839,372 $81,800 $426,072 $252,200 $60,000 $36,000
Udall, Mark S CO $781,787 $108,650 $173,125 $428,387 $50,225 $26,600
Reed, Jack S RI $772,538 $170,400 $98,500 $515,236 $70,088 $36,350
Snowe, Olympia J S ME $755,640 $134,486 $101,976 $408,764 $77,525 $50,620
Brownback, Sam S KS $710,057 $69,800 $157,366 $441,490 $68,051 $8,750
Carper, Tom S DE $702,240 $239,680 $359,114 $210,716 $38,110 $42,520
Barrasso, John A S WY $699,347 $46,750 $104,639 $528,708 $44,000 $0
Cochran, Thad S MS $666,650 $67,000 $239,350 $331,450 $46,300 $13,500
Levin, Carl S MI $662,726 $153,156 $64,850 $404,460 $110,924 $8,800
Inhofe, James M S OK $628,725 $140,204 $68,650 $451,900 $42,575 $12,700
Bennett, Robert F S UT $608,546 $192,505 $341,846 $138,800 $27,400 $1,000
Dorgan, Byron L S ND $584,950 $161,350 $44,250 $301,450 $74,900 $79,000
Cantwell, Maria S WA $565,826 $34,925 $70,850 $354,485 $46,141 $9,250
Casey, Bob S PA $491,149 $61,537 $66,350 $263,275 $84,699 $15,450
Pryor, Mark S AR $442,811 $67,000 $58,900 $274,900 $26,150 $42,300
Inouye, Daniel K S HI $401,751 $27,200 $19,250 $271,451 $39,150 $17,500
Murkowski, Lisa S AK $397,333 $86,450 $87,050 $230,983 $41,750 $4,000
Udall, Tom S NM $380,451 $32,600 $26,850 $274,970 $30,701 $14,430
McCaskill, Claire S MO $370,400 $34,800 $6,050 $229,100 $65,900 $9,000
Franken, Al S MN $362,060 $36,750 $21,499 $238,047 $38,439 $2,000
Shaheen, Jeanne S NH $356,582 $22,700 $33,983 $233,039 $37,520 $11,500
Klobuchar, Amy S MN $322,795 $84,700 $48,740 $157,005 $17,750 $3,500
Gillibrand, Kirsten S NY $270,853 $31,900 $69,400 $140,853 $30,700 $15,000
Byrd, Robert C S WV $253,025 $15,625 $43,100 $127,950 $36,900 $4,000
Leahy, Patrick S VT $250,515 $27,300 $97,850 $87,465 $27,450 $2,900
Johanns, Michael O S NE $237,507 $43,300 $58,700 $119,680 $17,977 $22,300
Akaka, Daniel K S HI $224,160 $14,030 $8,000 $164,010 $26,100 $11,500
Tester, Jon S MT $203,700 $22,150 $30,800 $141,500 $23,750 $1,000
Hagan, Kay R S NC $199,975 $28,600 $29,150 $94,925 $29,600 $18,500
Webb, James S VA $160,369 $10,750 $11,250 $108,019 $19,850 $450
Merkley, Jeff S OR $152,067 $11,750 $29,050 $94,317 $6,200 $1,250
Sanders, Bernie S VT $134,386 $6,050 $1,320 $109,824 $9,050 $0
Whitehouse, Sheldon S RI $128,249 $20,350 $13,749 $87,250 $6,650 $7,500
Begich, Mark S AK $115,733 $16,800 $10,300 $88,283 $6,200 $0
Risch, James E S ID $94,200 $21,250 $23,100 $42,850 $19,500 $2,000
Bennet, Michael F S CO $63,020 $7,000 $13,750 $10,550 $8,400 $16,800
Kohl, Herb S WI $6,450 $-50 $0 $3,000 $500 $1,000
Burris, Roland S IL $5,750 $0 $0 $5,750 $0 $0
Kennedy, Edward M S MA $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Martinez, Mel S FL $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
NOTE: All the numbers on this page are based on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on Sunday, August 23, 2009.

Only TWO (2) Senators on the list are clean.  Ted Kennedy and Senator Martinez of Florida.  And since Teddy won't be voting any more, there's actually only ONE.  Mel is the only Senator who is uncontaminated with Healthcare Mafia money.  He is the only Senator who does not have to recuse himself from voting.  The rest have taken over $125,000,000 in bribes.  And that's just our Senators.

We only have space to show our 100 Senators, not our 435 House Members.  But you can see them all by clicking on these updated Links, including President Obama's numbers, sandwiched between the Senate and House numbers.


Members of Congress should be compelled to wear uniforms covered with bright Logos just like NASCAR drivers so we can readily identify their Corporate sponsors

They may be SOBs, but they are OUR SOBs, and they're all we've got to work with. So let's get to it.

Write them, call them, Email them. Tell YOUR elected Representatives to EITHER give back the money, or vote for a Bill that provides Universal Single Payer Healthcare for All Americans.  Tell them to STOP being an Accessory to Corporate Murder of Americans for profit.

Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a Harvard study co-author, professor of medicine at Harvard and a primary care physician in Cambridge, Mass., noted: “Historically, every other developed nation has achieved universal health care through some form of nonprofit national health insurance. Our failure to do so means that all Americans pay higher health care costs, and 45,000 pay with their lives.”
She added: “Even the most liberal version of the House bill would have left 17 million uninsured, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The whittled down Senate bill will be worse – leaving tens of millions uninsured, and tens of thousands dying because of lack of care. Without the administrative savings only attainable through a Medicare-for-all, single-payer reform – real universal coverage will remain unaffordablePoliticians are protecting insurance industry profits by sacrificing American lives.”
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===================  How the AMA tried to kill Medicare when it was first proposed  ======================

Where did Reagan say this? It was on an LP record he made for Operation Coffeecup — a Fear & Scare campaign organized by the American Medical Association to block passage of Medicare.  Doctors’ wives were to organize coffee klatches for patients, where they would play actor Reagan's recording, which declared that Medicare would destroy medicine and lead America to totalitarianism.  Amazingly, they're telling the same lies again!  

You couldn't make this stuff up!  (CLICK 
Operation Coffeecup for the rest of the story.)

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