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Are you hopping mad? You should be. The health of your friends and neighbors (and maybe yourself) just got sold down the river by Senate President Travaglini and his people.
You probably read about the conference committee which was to resolve the House (the good) and Senate (the bad) version of the bill. I wanted to write about the death of decent health care reform earlier, and a lot of people beat me to it. But now I want to call on the blogs, and the people of Massachusetts who give a shit about their uninsured fellow citizens (of which I was one until last November), to tell Travaglini to step down.
He has shown, in the face of real health care reform that will help the people of this state, cowardice and lack of leadership. The polls even showed a majority in favor of the House bill; but still, Travaglini catered to his pro-business friends (odd to me, because 2/3 of businesses in the state stood to get a tax break under the now-dead House bill) and would not back down.
We will not get meaningful reform with Travaglini as the leader of the Senate. Therefore, he must be forced to resign.
Call Senator Travaglini today. Call, fax, and write him now and tell him you think he should step down. Then call, fax, and write your state senator and say you demand Travaglini leave his post as Senate President.
Senator Travaglini is an impediment to progress. Roadblocks are meant to be swept aside. Travaglini must step down.
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