Sunday, July 19, 2009

Well-Financed Tennessee Dem Blocks Health Care Reform

I received this from Jeff Parcher at the Center for Community Change:

Bart Gordon is blocking health reform right now in the Energy and Commerce Committee (see this story:

He’s taken a lot of money from the special interests (see below) and we really need to hound him into supporting people and not lobbies! Let’s get people to call his office: (202) 225-4231. Tell him to stop blocking real health care reform!

Representative Gordon and the 6th District Stream

Rep. Gordons Career Fundraising

1989 - 2010 Total Receipts:


1989 - 2010 Total Spent:



Individual Contributions




PAC Contributions




Candidate self-financing








Top Donors



Health Professionals


Industrial Unions


Public Sector Unions


Commercial Banks


Lawyers/Law Firms




Telephone Utilities


Hospitals/Nursing Homes


Transportation Unions


Building Trade Unions




Real Estate


Electric Utilities


Securities & Investment




Air Transport


Pharmaceuticals/Health Products




Is Gordon Voting for Tennessee or His Out-of-State Donors?

Top Contributors to Campaign Committee and Leadership PAC

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Contributor ↓

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Indivs ↓

PACs ↓


Blue Dog PAC





FedEx Corp





Raytheon Co





Operating Engineers Union





Wal-Mart Stores




How much has Gordon received from the Health Care Industry? $951,000 from PACS and $195, 979--thats OVER $1 Million

Gordons Big Campaign Donors Include:

· The American Medical Association

o Who came out about the house health care bill this week

· National Health Care Corp

o Which he incidentally sponsored a bill about this session

· Altria Group

o Formerly Phillip Morris


  1. I don't know how long I've been telling people that Gordon was a piece of crap.
    Maybe not they'll believe, the Blue Dogshits are no different from BushCo.
    Same scum, different party.

  2. This bullspit concept that healthcare reform has to be done Obama's way or no way at all is getting old, and so is the urgency to pass it before reading it. There are reforms that will actually WORK, and they aren't included in this bill. The CBO and the Mayo Clinic both say this will be unsustainably expensive, with little or no net return on investment with regard to quality of care. The United States was ranked number one in quality of care, and individual service. Universal access to a waiting list is not universal healthcare.

  3. We have a tendency in America to argue for or against a concept based on our own personal philosophy or view of the world, what advances our personal interests, or the interests of our party, family, organization, or region. Perhaps viewing the issue from a management or systemic perspective might result in innovative approaches to the issue. The American national mindset, citizen philosophy, lack of citizen motivation to be proactively healthy, and governance model make the socialization of health care in America very problematic, particularly at this point in time. A country needs to know its limitations.