LETTER: Luetkemeyer, Congress must do their part to help citizens

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 | 1:00 p.m. CST; updated 9:08 p.m. CST, Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Health care costs have skyrocketed and people everywhere are worried that they are just one illness away from financial ruin. Our country is facing a health care crisis — and we need our Congressional leaders to meet that challenge head on. I am asking Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer to do his part to make health care reform in this country a reality.

I'm glad that efforts like Divided We Fail are urging Congress to focus on affordable, quality health care and lifetime economic security for all Americans. In these tough economic times, our broken health care and financial systems are hurting too many families and businesses. We need solutions now.

As voters, we must take a stand and demand action from our politicians. I know Divided We Fail is bringing that message to Washington, D.C., this week — delivering more than 1 million pledge cards to Congress. Now is not the time for partisan bickering — it is time to work together and find solutions to our nation's health care crisis, and I hope that Congressman Luetkemeyer does his part in our nation's capital.



Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Ayn Rand January 15, 2009 | 8:40 a.m.

Only a naïf would look to the government to provide "affordable, quality health care and lifetime economic security." Look at how the feds have screwed up Social Security, Fannie and Freddie. Why on earth would you want them to have even more control over your life?

(Report Comment)
Jim Dog January 15, 2009 | 9:01 a.m.

We also must demand from our politicians new cars and flat screen TVs. And while they're at it - I also want a GI Joe with Kung Fu grip...

(Report Comment)
Robert craig January 15, 2009 | 9:51 a.m.

On an issue like this, I actually want to see partisan bickering. I would expect conservatives to fight any and all give-away issues without fear. Jim makes a great point; where do we stop?

(Report Comment)
Tim Dance January 19, 2009 | 5:47 p.m.

OH NO!!! the evil socialists. Put a sock in it. Jim's stunning analysis just further illustrates the ignorance that the right wing has. How can you compare health care with a big screen TV? Your clever posts apparently it satisfied the mindless "Bill O' Reilly" types on these boards.

(Report Comment)
Robert craig January 20, 2009 | 9:22 a.m.

Just more of the same liberal claptrap of "shut your mouth cuz' you don't agree with me." It still doesn't address the issue of how far we go with this mindless drivel of continual give-aways.

(Report Comment)
Jake Sherlock January 20, 2009 | 9:34 a.m.


I think we can debate the merits of this topic and still be polite to each other. Let's at least try, please. Thank you.

Jake Sherlock
Opinion editor

(Report Comment)

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.