Thursday, March 1, 2012

Senate Votes Down Blunt Amendment

Dear Readers,

Madame L sees that the U.S. Senate has just voted, along mostly party lines, to disallow legislation that would have allowed employers to keep from providing equal health care coverage for their female employees.

The amendment to a highway funding bill was proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). It would have allowed any employer to object on "moral" grounds to providing health insurance coverage of birth-control access to its women employees. 

Only one Republican, Sen. Olympia Snow of Maine, joined the Democrats in voting down the amendment.

Ironically, those same Republican Senators who don't want insurance coverage for birth-control medications and devices  have voted for Viagra to be covered by health insurance.

"I certainly do not want to discuss that issue," said McCain.

No doubt.

And now do you, Dear Readers, see again why Madame L says it's so important that you vote in EVERY election? Vote even in municipal and county and state elections. That's how people get started in politics, and you want to have elected officials at every level who will actually represent YOUR needs, don't you? Some of these county board members and state legislators will eventually become federal representatives and senators, so make your vote count!


Madame L

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