Representative Alan Grayson (FL-8)

March 28, 2010 at 2:51 am | Posted in elections, politics straight up | Leave a comment
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(Mother Jones) … Grayson doesn’t do chastened—even when it might be politically advantageous for a first-term congressman in a district that twice went for George W. Bush. “I recognize that I’m in a very competitive district,” Grayson says. “But I really want to take advantage of the opportunities that are out there to say what’s on people’s minds, whether this experience goes on for me or not.”

On March 9, 2010 Grayson introduced, along with 80 co-sponsors, the Public Option Act or the Medicare You Can Buy Into Act, which would amend the Medicare section of the Social Security Act to authorize an option for any citizen or permanent resident of the United States to buy into Medicare.

Alan Grayson was first elected to Congress for Florida’s 8th District in November 2008. It would be a shame for all Americans, not just Floridians in the 8th District, to lose Grayson. This is an example of why we need him:

He’s currently looking for campaign contributions for his re-election bid.

Something I did not know — On January 13, 2010 Grayson sponsored a bill “to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a 500 percent excise tax on corporate contributions to political committees and on corporate expenditures on political advocacy campaigns.”

A shame it ain’t going anywhere.


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