Joe Lieberman’s Constituents Arrested in Senate Office Sit-In for Single-Payer


Nine people protesting in favor of universal health care were arrested for unlawful entry this morning after occupying the office of Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), according to Capitol Police.

Protesters chanted “Everyone in and no one out, universal health care now!” and “Represent Connecticut, not AETNA!” as they were taken from the office, ABC News reports.

Lieberman, who votes with the Democratic caucus, has said he does not support the public option and may join Republican efforts to filibuster the Senate health care bill.

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2 comments on “Joe Lieberman’s Constituents Arrested in Senate Office Sit-In for Single-Payer
  1. baconspress says:

    I’d like to initiate a movement to require all politicians to wear patches identifying their owners…er…sponsors. You know the ones. NASCAR drivers wear them all the time and paste them all over their multi-million dollar cars. I guess it helps NASCAR fans decide which spark plugs to use (“Well, number 28 used ‘Sparklite’ and his car won!”) or which oil to avoid (“hmmm, 16 uses Valvoline and crashed in the third turn. Better not use THAT!”)

    In fact, I think patches would serve better for politicians than they do for NASCAR drivers. Wouldn’t it be great if whiney Joe Lieberman had to wear patches representing all of the health care industries that pull his strings? He’d come out sniveling that he’s only trying to watch out for Americans “best interests” in preventing them from obtaining medical care, but it would be obvious from his patches he’s just lying scum in the pockets of those from whom Americans need protection.

    For the “Health Care Patch” I think they should dipict an HMO CEO throwing a poor person from a third-floor hospital window. I think that might perfectly capture the sentiment of America’s medical establishment of the 21st century…
    Mark Bacon
    (read the rest of this blog at The Bacon Press)

  2. euandus2 says:

    It is no accident that one Senator can be an obstructionist. He, and the filibuster for that matter, remind us that the governmental sovereignty allowed the state governments is what is really represented in the US Senate (unlike in the US House of Reps). As frustrating as it is, there is a trade off in wiping this out in favor of remaking the US Senate on the basis of the principles of the US House…trade offs given the scale of the US. and what the US is. For this argument, pls see http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/will-there-be-a-health-reform-bill-out-of-the-us-senate/

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