Finish the job

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 14, 2010

I stand with President Obama in calling on Congress to finish the job. Congress must take a just stand for the people in passing a health care bill that will be good for all Americans, not just the fat cats, but the poor and impoverished.

According to a new federal study, in 2009 health care spending rose to $2.5 trillion. The statistical data suggest that health care spending is estimated to double by 2019. If we are spending per person approximately $8,047 right now, then do the math by multiplying two times that amount when it doubles per person.

We want action from our Congress. Who gives a flying flip what party you belong to? It’s about doing the right thing for the American people.

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United States Congress, we, the American people, are calling for action from you today.

Jo Smith

Port Gibson