The following was forwarded to me yesterday and when I read it, my baby-boomer genes kicked into high gear.  Beyond that, I thought it was important enough to pass along to as many people as possible:

Please read, act, and pass it on.  It only takes a minute!

On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment courtesy of Republican Tom Coburn that would require all Members and their staffs to enroll in any new government-run health plan. It took me less than a minute to sign up to require our congressmen and senators to drink at the same trough! Three cheers for Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana !

Congressman John Fleming ( Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same healthcare plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt).

Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and sign his petition (very simple – just first, last and email). I have immediately done just that at:


Please urge as many people as you can to do the same!

If Congress forces this on the American people, the Congressmen should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves and their families. To do otherwise is the height of hypocrisy!

 That last paragraph is so true and I echo the author’s sentiment, “Three cheers for Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana!”

I signed and I hope you will too.  After all, why should they be exempt from a plan they voted for?  More important, if they have to abide by the plan, they’re more likely to approve a plan that will be beneficial to all of us.

So, go ahead, click on the link and let your representatives know you’re watching them!