Friday, July 24, 2009

It's Time For DiFi to Retire

By Robert Gammon
Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 6:48 AM

Dianne Feinstein is among a group of moderate and Blue Dog Democrats who are blocking passage of the president's health care reform package. According to the Chron, Feinstein says she's concerned about the potential future costs of the program and doesn't want to expand "entitlements." The longtime US senator from California, however, is apparently unconcerned about the 47 million Americans who can't afford private health insurance or about the skyrocketing costs of health coverage as insurance companies continue to rake in obscene profits.

It has to be said — Feinstein no longer represents the views of a majority of Californians. Last year, Obama won the state in a landslide, and overhauling health care is one of his major reform efforts, yet Feinstein — unlike Barbara Boxer and the rest of the Bay Area Democratic delegation -- prefers to stand with Republicans and insurance industry lobbyists in attempting to block health care for tens of millions of Americans. It's time for Feinstein to go.

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