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Republican "freedom of choice" is their latest euphemism for deregulation. More of big business screwing the little guy in the name of freedom. How many Republican economic disasters do I need to list before you understand that some government regulation is a good thing that protects people? Not to mention Republican socialist bailouts for their favorites all in the guise of helping the country.


Hey Peg,

Did you bother to take at a look at the post that Jon Henke was referring to?? Perhaps if you did, instead of blindly regurgitating what was on Red State you might of found that you were being misled. Here is directly what was on the blog post from Open Left that Henke was referring to:

1. H.R. 1591, U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007. Withdrawing between 100,000 to 120,000 of the 160,000 American military troops in Iraq.

2. Webb amendment to HR 1585: To specify minimum periods between deployment of units and members of the Armed Forces for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

3. Employee Free Choice Act of 2007. Making it easier to join a union.

4. Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Another worker's right's bill.

5. District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act : A bill to provide the District of Columbia a voting seat and the State of Utah an additional seat in the House of Representatives.

6. Rush Holt's verified voting bill. A verified paper trail for every vote cast in America.

7. Specter amendment to HR 1585: To restore habeas corpus for those detained by the United States.

8. H.R. 976, Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007. Expanding children's health care.

9. Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act : A bill to amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for fair prescription drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries.

10. Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007. Increasing stem cell research.

11. Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act. Increased investment in renewable energy.

12. Harkin amendment to the Farm Bill. Not sure what this is, but it probably will pass when we get six more votes in the Senate.

13. Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act. A centrist global warming bill that doesn't do much to stop global warming, from what I have heard.

This list taken from the post that was linked on Red State is somewhat different than the account that was written on the post. I see no where in that list anything that Henke claims. It seems as if he pulled the whole limit of freedoms from somewhere I will not mention. But I understand he knew the audience he was dealing with. He was dealing with people who do not have the skills to read the post he was referring to, and to make their own conclusion. If you had read the post from Open Left you would of seen he was just making stuff up. Interesting enough, I am amazed at how easily his distortions become fact in your mind. In the end, the post from Open Left is far different that what Henke claimed it was.

By the way, when we discuss limiting freedoms, what is or was your opinion when Newt Gingrich offered the opinion that we should limit free speech to fight terrorism. Seems like you and the Right were silent on that one.


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