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Pelosi's Healthcare Meetings with Fellow Millionaires at hubby's Napa Winery
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Saturday Aug 8th, 2009 6:42 PM
Single payer city San Francisco is allowing millionaire Nancy Pelosi, our so-called congressional representative, do her healthcare "open house" by entertaining her fellow millionaires at her multi-million dollar San Francisco home and her husband's multi-million dollar Napa winery, all to cover up the fact that she is not for single payer as she and Pres. Obama are bought and paid for by the insurance companies. Did you vote for this when you voted for Pelosi and Obama? Cindy Sheehan, Pelosi's peace opponent, is for single payer now, was in 2008 and will be in 2010.
Single payer city San Francisco is allowing millionaire Nancy Pelosi, our so-called congressional representative, do her healthcare "open house" by entertaining her fellow millionaires at her multi-million dollar San Francisco home and her husband's multi-million dollar Napa winery, all to cover up the fact that she is not for single payer as she and Pres. Obama are bought and paid for by the insurance companies. Did you vote for this when you voted for Pelosi and Obama? Cindy Sheehan, Pelosi's peace opponent, is for single payer now, was in 2008 and will be in 2010.

Here is the story from 8/8/09 World Socialist Website: "Nancy Pelosi’s summer vacation" By Tom Eley
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/aug2009/nanc-a08.shtml
which quotes extensively from
James Brenahan at Politico at:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0809/25859.html
"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will spend the early days of the August legislative recess wining and dining powerful corporate and political figures."

"Pelosi will host a two-day “issues conference” for 170 elite guests, starting Friday at her multi-million dollar mansion in San Francisco’s exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood, Politico's John Bresnahan reports. “The following day, Pelosi will shepherd her guests to a Napa Valley winery with buildings designed by world-famous architect Frank Gehry; the speaker and her husband, investor Paul Pelosi, own a nearby vineyard worth between $5 million and $25 million, according to her annual financial disclosure report,” he writes."

"Bresnahan notes that the event is not a fundraiser, but a “donor maintenance” event, in which top contributors to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) will be given the chance to rub elbows with leading Democratic Party insiders. These include top Obama adviser David Axelrod; Obama economic adviser Mark Zandi (who served as economic adviser to John McCain in the 2008 elections); media pundit and former Clinton adviser James Carville; Rep. George Miller of California, who chairs the Education and Labor Committee; Massachusetts Representative Ed Markey, of the Energy and Commerce Committee; and Rep. Xavier Becerra of California, vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus."

"To receive an invitation to the event, it is enough to have donated $30,400 to the DCCC during the last election cycle, a figure that also happens to be the maximum allowable contribution to a national party committee."

"“A donation to the DCCC of that size qualifies a donor to be part of the ‘Speaker’s Cabinet,’ a fundraising program that gives supporters expanded access to Pelosi,” Bresnahan says."

"Among those with such access are “Ann Getty Earhart, an heiress to the Getty oil fortune; Elizabeth Fisher, whose in-laws founded The Gap, the retail clothing giant; and Eugene Eidenberg, a former Carter White House staffer who is now a San Francisco venture capitalist,” according to Bresnahan. Paul Pelosi, the speaker’s husband, has as much as $50,000 in stock invested in one of Eidenberg’s firms, Granite Ventures."

"Nancy Pelosi, who belongs to the “liberal” wing of the Democratic Party, recently launched a bit of moralistic criticism in the direction of the health insurance industry in relationship to President Obama’s stalled health care “overhaul.”"

"“It's almost immoral what (insurance companies) are doing,” Pelosi said. “Of course they've been immoral all along in how they have treated the people they insure. They are the villains. They have been part of the problem in a major way.”"

"This serves as nothing more than a rhetorical smokescreen for the Obama health care counterrevolution, which seeks to ration coverage and gut Medicare assistance for the elderly. Every component of the plan championed by Obama and Pelosi aims to buffet the profit margins of the major players in the health care industry: the HMOs, the pharmaceuticals, and, of course, the insurers. (See: “The drug lobby demands, and gets, Obama pledge to protect health care profits”)."

"Pelosi’s professed outrage at the insurance industry does not hold up to even cursory examination. In the current election cycle, the insurance industry has been Pelosi’s third-largest donor, giving her $31,000. HMOs and pharmaceuticals contributed generously as well, handing over $17,500 and $15,000 respectively. The finance/insurance/real estate sector has been by far the largest donor to Pelosi’s DCCC, giving it so far $3.4 million in the current cycle."
For more, see
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/aug2009/nanc-a08.shtml
You cannot keep voting for these evil people and expect anything good to happen. You will have a good alternative to Pelosi, namely Cindy Sheehan, in 2010, who is for single payer healthcare, is not bought and paid for by big business, always opposes war and bailouts for big business and much more.

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