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The Commons
Voices / Letters from readers

We stopped RyanTrumpcare

Originally published in The Commons issue #402 (Wednesday, April 5, 2017).



The recent defeat of the cruel and hastily crafted health care bill was not solely due to the incompetence and venal nature of the party in power.

I have listened to the corporate media, and it would be easy to miss the tens of thousands of people — probably millions — who called their representatives or attended town meetings to speak out.

The numbers were startling. Republican Tom Cole of Oklahoma cited calls running 1,000-to-1 opposed to this bill!

If we had been organized when the original flawed Obamacare bill passed, maybe we would have at least a public option right now!

Let’s keep up the pressure. Nothing Republicans Paul Ryan and Donald Trump have tried to do so far has been acceptable, and I doubt they will be moving toward just and moral legislating anytime soon.

Congratulations to all of us — we stopped and buried RyanTrumpcare!

Nancy Braus


Putney

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