Maria Cantwell Steps up:No Public Option, No Vote!
by WashStateBlue, Fri Sep 18, 2009 at 12:51:01 PM EDT
OK, I know, only ONE diary per day, but I am just SHOCKED that the more conservative of my Senators has stepped up to the plate, Before Kerry, Before Schumer and said, she is not voting this POS bill out of committee without a public option and a change to the Medicare reimbursement formulae:
I wouldn't vote for a bill that doesn't have Medicare reform and the public option," Cantwell said in a telephone interview. "What would I tell the people in Washington state?"
Damn Straight! What you just told me tells me you just set an example for the REST of the Democrats on the Finance committee to follow!You listening Senators Kerry,Schumer and Wyden?
You GO girl, I have been very critical of Senator Cantwell many times, but right now, I am very proud to have TWO Women Democratic Senators, and my congressman, Jim McDermott is also vehement about the Public Option.
OK, you Washington State'rs, get on the phone and call Senator Cantwell's office and tell her staff and her how much we appreciate her statement, and to keep up the good fight!
State Offices Toll-free