Congressman Jerry McNerney's final chance for healthcare redemption in the eyes of his constituents is fast approaching. The people have overwhelmingly rejected the house and senate's healthcare bills, only 30 percent of the people are in favor. Yet Pelosi/Reid/Obama still insist on throwing their party under the bus by pushing this forward with procedural "tricks" like reconciliation. Real healthcare reform is not in either of these bills. There is no tort reform, there is no ability to purchase insurance across state lines, there is no ability for groups to form their own insurance pools. McNerney voted for the house bill that includes the public option and would cut $500 billion in Medicare back on Dec. 7. Moreover, McNerney has already demonstrated poor judgment by believing the Global Warming hoax and voting for "Cap and Trade" which will raise energy prices on Americans. He has already shown poor judgment by voting for the "stimulus bill" that focused on pork barrel spending and has not resulted in creating any new jobs. Now is an opportunity for McNerney to oppose this latest healthcare cram-down effort and show CD-11 that he was wrong and the people are right. The decision he makes this week will help or haunt him through the November elections. I hope he finally sides with the people and stands up to Pelosi to make the right decision and opposes Obamacare.
Pleasanton deserves better.