Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Look Familiar ?

This story was literally the first hit I got on Google when I started my search.

Miami's rent-a-riot

"Nov. 28, 2000 | MIAMI -- On the surface, it looked like the good people of Miami at their worst again. Last week's melee at the county offices here -- followed by the local canvassing board's abrupt cancellation of a hand recount -- had all the trademarks of Miami's notorious tantrum politics”

“But the fact is that the fracas at Miami's recount headquarters was engineered and carried out by Republican Party operatives imported from the heartland, far from South Florida. “

I just wondered if these recent “town hall protests” looked familiar to anyone else besides me. I’m sure the fact that Senator Arlen Specter switched to being a Democrat had nothing to do with his meeting being targeted. Uh huh.

For a slightly different view, watch this short (less than a minute) video of the crowd.

It’s almost like this didn’t happen. Well, that’s “almost”, as in “if you don’t watch anything but Fox News” almost.

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

” Since the start of the recession in December 2007, the number of unemployed persons has increased by 7.2 million, and the unemployment rate has risen by 4.6 percentage points. “

What about health-care insurance for those 7.2 million citizens ? If you believe everything is okay with our health-care insurance system then tell me how it takes care of these people. Not some of them but all of them. Especially the ones that had a “pre-existing condition” prior to being laid off and losing their company-sponsored insurance.

Don Brown
August 5, 2009


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