Monday, September 14, 2009

The Finance Bill. It's a Lemon. Take a big, juicy yellow one to Sen. Bingaman on Monday or Tuesday!

You've probably heard about this via an email from MoveOn.  They have cooked up a clever campaign to get Senator Bingaman's attention: delivering lemons to his Santa Fe office—along with a flyer laying out the problems with the new Senate Finance Committee bill before the committee hearings begin on Tuesday.

If you want to join a group of Grassroots4PublicOption volunteers Tuesday at lunch, we're gathering at Senator Bingaman's office, 119 East Marcy, to deliver the lemons -- and deliver the petition signatures we gathered at the March4Healthcare on Sunday demanding the Public Option.

As MoveOn says...Here's one way to judge a health care bill: if the insurance companies love it, it's probably terrible for the rest of us...Well, the insurance companies are sure pleased with the new Senate Finance Committee bill...The bill doesn't include a public health insurance option—but it still requires people to purchase private insurance that's increasingly expensive. One industry whistleblower says it should be renamed "The Insurance Industry Profit Protection and Enhancement Act."

In short, it's a real lemon.

If you want to join the fun and help out, visit this MoveOn website: