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Stop the stinky Christmas gift of the Senate Democrats

Saturday, December 19, 2009, 2:32 pm |

ALERT: Call 202-224-3121 TODAY to oppose the Democrats’ latest “health care” monstrosity

Why does U.S. Senator Ben Nelson call himself a conservative Democrat? Because conservative sounds good to most Nebraskans and Nelson calls himself pro-life on abortion.

But proving himself to be more Democrat than conservative, after two days of internal pressure, Nelson has thrown his support to a big new government health insurance program that will increase healthcare costs for taxpayers, ratepayers, and businesses, dramatically increase the national debt, and yes…continue to spend federal taxpayer dollars for abortion, despite Democrat managers claiming it doesn’t!

Nelson’s agreement — actually, his cave-in — to become the 60th vote in favor of Democrat Senate leader Harry Reid’s latest draft of the government health insurance bill means Reid will push, push, push to pass the bill on Christmas Eve to meet an arbitrary, politically-correct deadline that he and Barack Obama agreed on. The first test of the 60-vote threshold will be on a procedural item schedule for Monday 1 a.m.

VIEW PORTIONS OF TODAY’S U.S. SENATE DEBATE (Debate resumes Sunday 1 p.m. Eastern Time)

Bob Schieffer, to Katie Couric, on last night’s CBS Evening News, said “No one can say exactly what’s in it, how much it’s going to cost. What we’re hearing and seeing here tonight, Katie, is the legislative process at its worst.”

This morning, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said the new bill is a “legislative train wreck of historic proportions” with “massive tax increases” at a time of double-digit unemployment. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said, “This is not about health care reform; this is about the Democratic Party trying to save themselves.”

In this mad rush to pass something that’s liberal that Democrats can label “healthcare reform,” eight Democrats (including Independent Joe Lieberman), who earlier signed a letter demanding a full 72 hours of public inspection of the bill with complete cost analysis, are violating their own pledge

At the same time that Democrats in the U.S. Senate want to give Americans a bad Christmas gift, it’s up to you, me and every principled American to resist this awful proposal:

Please call Ben Nelson and the other Democrat senators who signed the letter demanding an orderly process and who have publicly expressed qualms about higher costs and more government control of the private sector. Demand that they “Oppose the Reid amendment to HR 3590. This is the wrong way to reform healthcare. This is much bigger government, higher costs, higher premiums, and greater debt on every American. It will lead to rationing of health care and eventual total government control of health care in our country.” 

Here are their Capitol office numbers. If there is no answer, please call them through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.



If they were proud of this bill they wouldn’t be doing it this way. They wouldn’t be jamming it through in the middle of the night on the last weekend before Christmas. And that really sums up what we’ve seen on full display here as they try to bob and weave and hide from the American people, who’ve made it abundantly clear they do not support what they know about this bill.  Now, we’ve got, as you know, an expanded version of it now. It’s important that we are having it read so we can figure out, like 300 million other Americans and all of you,

I’m here with a message for the American people. This morning, Democratic leaders in Washington stood on the Senate floor and sprang a new piece of legislation on the American people that will have a profound impact on our nation. This is not renaming a post office. Make no mistake, this bill will reshape our nation and our lives. And Democrats are forcing a vote on it, as I indicated, over the weekend, and counting on the fact that the American people are preoccupied with Christmas and not paying much attention to what they’re doing. And the reason for that, obviously, is we know from all the survey data that Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to this bill. This bill is a legislative train wreck of historic proportions.


For the first time in the history of the country, under this bill, federal tax dollars will be used to pay for abortions. The negotiations, whoever did ‘em, threw unborn babies under the bus.

If you read the language, it circumvents and violates the clear intent of the Hyde, the Stupak and the Nelson amendments. What will happen is federal funds throughout the county, even with the opt-out, will be used to provide abortions. That is a drastic change in policy in this country. 

Read Coburn’s analysis of how the Democrat’s bill continues to fund abortions with the taxpayer dollars of every taxpayer in every state

SEE THE GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF INSURANCE IN THIS BILL (as described by this morning’s Washington Post):

GOVT-MANAGED ‘AFFORDABLE COVERAGE’: “A complete ban on the practice would take effect in 2014, when the legislation seeks to create a network of state-based insurance exchanges, or marketplaces, where people who lack access to affordable coverage through an insurer can purchase policies.”

GOVT-CONTROL OF INSURANCE INDUSTRY: “Insurers competing in the exchanges would be required to justify rate increases, and those who jacked up prices unduly could be barred from the exchange. Reid’s package also would give patients the right to appeal to an independent board if an insurer denies a medical claim. And all insurance companies would be required to spend at least 80 cents of every dollar they collect in premiums on delivering care to their customers.”

GOVT-MANDATE OF HEALTH INSURANCE, FINES AGAINST INDIVIDUAL ‘VIOLATORS,’ FINES AGAINST EMPLOYERS: “Every American would be required to obtain coverage under the proposal, and employers would be required to pay a fine if they failed to offer affordable coverage and their workers sought federal subsidies to purchase insurance in the exchanges. Reid’s package would offer additional assistance to the smallest businesses, however, increasing tax credits to purchase coverage by $12 billion over previous versions.”

Join me for pro-family hope in 2010

Monday, December 14, 2009, 1:33 pm |

“Thank you for your vigilance, your diligence and your persistence in opposing all the wrong that is being perpetrated by those determined to turn California into a liberal cesspool. WE ARE WITH YOU!”
Mike in Yuba City, CA

“Thank you for championing the values God’s Word instructs us to uphold. May God bless you.”
Laura in Aliso Viejo, CA

They say time flies as we age.

Now that I’m in my mid-40’s, I have to say, yes, time seems to whiz by much faster!

So it’s almost hit me by surprise that this is the 10-year anniversary of SaveCalifornia.com. That’s right, in 1999, SaveCalifornia.com was born. Our statewide pro-family organization launched with a vision and passion to strongly and innovatively fight for God’s moral and family values in the government, media and culture.

And oh, how my faith was stretched. We started with $0 in the bank. But we had a solid purpose and a pure, raw belief that people who cared would come alongside and support us. And thank God that they did!

Now, 10 years later, SaveCalifornia.com is recognized as a principled leader for family values. We diligently work, lead and fight for you and millions of others who believe in marriage and family, parental rights, the sanctity of human life, religious freedom, financial freedom, back-to-basics education and good government. 

Through all our frontline battles — day by day, week by week, month by month, and year by year — it is only by God’s blessing and people like you who tangibly support SaveCalifornia.com that we can publicly shine the light of truth that people urgently need to see and hear.

Armed with a servant’s heart and unshakable values, SaveCalifornia.com rose to the next level in 2009. With God’s help and yours, we delivered moral truth to millions through TV, radio and print media; harnessed new technology for greater impact; led the battle to rescue children from immoral school indoctrination; and expanded nationally through SaveAmerica.com. I’m grateful for your participation…and I invite you to
stand with us in 2010.

Will you empower SaveCalifornia.com as we enter the New Year? Right now, we truly need your help to continue our work for God, family and country. And strategically, we need your personal support to vigorously take our message to the next level. For we live in a culture that desperately needs to hear, see and respect moral standards that benefit everyone.

Please take a moment right now to say “Yes, I will do my part to help. I’m standing with SaveCalifornia.com.” Your gift of $20, $50, $100, $200, $1,000 or more will help us finish 2009 well. And strategically, your generous donation will help us enter 2010 as an even stronger voice, leader and teacher in California and beyond.

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While some are tempted to “drop out” when bad bills pass and anti-family forces seem to overshadow, that is not the attitude or response that God desires.  As a Christian, I know I am called to be faithful, to persevere, to reach people with the truth, and to not give up. All morally-sensitive persons and students of history will understand that courageously respresenting truth and rescuing minds one person at a time is always a

Help us win more people’s hearts by supporting SaveCalifornia.com’s essential goals for 2010:

1. Rescue as many children as possible from immoral, anti-family, anti-God indoctrination in in K-12 government schools.

2. Teach people of faith to align themselves with Biblical standards of morality.

3. Challenge the mainstream culture to accept the truth and change their thinking on moral and family issues.

As a pro-family citizen who wants to rescue California and the nation from liberal takeover, your tax-deductible gift today will help SaveCalifornia.com work to achieve much-needed goals to redeem the culture and to be your voice on the frontlines. Thank you for standing with us and for helping as you can.

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From my heart to yours, I deeply appreciate your friendship and support. For without you, there’s no us. I wish you a JOYous CHRISTmas and a COURAGEOUS New Year!

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Every California school an ‘LGBTQ’ indoctrination center

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 11:00 pm |

California parents have more reason than ever to remove their children from government schools.

Tuesday night’s vote by the Alameda Unified School Board was a decision to push homosexual-bisexual-transsexual curriculum upon children under the guise of “anti-bullying” training. A judge has already said this can go through, and there is no state law preventing it. The protests of parents and pro-family attorneys were rejected.

If Alameda can do this to indoctrinate little children as young as kindergarten, any California school district can.  Remember, most of California’s 1,000+ school districts are run by liberals or uncourageous conservatives. That’s simply the reality.

This latest threat comes on the heels of Harvey Milk Gay Day and four other statewide sexual indoctrination laws. Add to all this the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual indoctrination of  “Diversity Day,” “Day of Silence,” “Gay-Straight Alliance” clubs, and other sexual propaganda in most high school campuses and many junior high schools too, not to mention more and more elementary schools.

TAKE ACTION: SaveCalifornia.com is urging parents and grandparents to grasp both the problem and the solution and to develop an action plan to rescue their children and grandchildren.