Slaughter's Fear of An In-Person Public
Health Care Meeting
Leads This Constituent To Hold One With Or Without
this past March 16th, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter had no problem
showing up for an RIT public event. (Pictured at right) So why
is she suddenly scared of her constituents, and can she really
represent constituents that she is scared to meet
People are asking, "Where's Louise?" around the
Rochester, New York area. What is she scared of?
I was at
her office just last week and was quiet as a mouse. She was very
relaxed, had her meeting door open while talking with a few others
and had no problem speaking candidly about the health care bill
saying, "We could have saved ourselves a lot of trouble if we had
just extended Medicaid." Oh, if she would only say that on Capital
Louise had posted on her site that she would be having
meetings. I called almost daily for a while wanting the dates and
times. To my surprise, when the answer came, it was
that Louise would only conduct telephone meetings with people
like me, also known as, her constituents.
I was one of the
first to sign up for the phone meeting that took place this past
Thursday night. All of the people that signed up were to be called
for the phone meeting. They did not call me.
Saturday's Democrat and Chronicle, an article spoke of the
phone meeting having had no critics of the health care plan
actually speaking on the call. This did not surprise me.
D&C article titled "Slaughter pledges vote on
'single-payer' health care option,"
described the "single-payer" proposal as that which "would
make the government the nation's only source of health care." That
pretty much sums it up.
If that bothers you as much as it
bothers me, then we need to talk about this. And we need to talk
with or without