Dear Readers: While I was away (engaged in a flagrant act of capitalism), my friend Charles went to the rally for Free Market Healthcare reform, being held today in front of the Senate offices of Boxer and Feinstein (as opposed to this type of reform that is celebrity endorsed).
Here is his report:
About 50 bipartisan protesters gathered outside Senators Boxer and Feinstien’s offices Wednesday at noon. Waving flags and demanding that big government keep its hands off health care the protesters were clearly “fed up!” Pink slips, signed by protesters and members of the sidewalk using public, were delivered to the Senators’ offices.
Helma Walser, a woman who was born in Germany, protested that “ObamaCare is a powergrab!” Her message was delivered to wake up America to the possibility of a socialist repeat of history. Other protesters warned that the concentration of power, profits, and media control by the current administration will destroy the middle class.
Other events coming up, which San Diegans may wish to attend so they can voice their opinions to various representatives
(MUT Note — I would be delighted to share information from anyone who goes to these events, so that we can all benefit from a greater understanding of local government).
ASSEMBLYMAN NATHAN FLETCHER OPEN HOUSE (Hat-tip, W.C. Varones)
WHEN: Monday, October 26th; 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WHERE: Office of Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher
9909 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Suite 130
San Diego, California 92131
MUNICIPAL BANKRUPTCY PANEL:(Hat-tip, Richard Rider)
When: 7 a.m. tomorrow (Oct. 22)
Where: Town and Country Resort, 500 Hotel Circle N., Mission Valley.
CIVIC PROJECTS PANEL:
When: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow (Oct. 22)
Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, 1 Park Blvd., downtown San Diego.
Summary of the panel’s discussionc can be found in this article by Craig Gustafson: City’s future: building or bankruptcy?.Per his article:
Two groups of San Diego leaders will gather tomorrow to discuss incongruous approaches to the city’s future: building three grand civic projects and filing for municipal bankruptcy.
Only in America’s Finest City would both be considered alternatives for a public entity facing a $179 million budget deficit for next year.
The dueling panel discussions begin with a breakfast forum hosted by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. The title: “Municipal bankruptcy: Is it a feasible option for cities facing fiscal disaster?”
Mr. Rider indicates that the some of the city’s representatives intend to follow the federal “stimulus” approach — spending us into prosperity. If you think this will be the EPIC FAIL that the national stimulus package has been, please make an effort to attend one of the two panel discussions. This is where you can make your voice truly heard.