First off, please accept my apologies for the space between posts. Between the holidays and the start of high school hockey I have slacked here…no more I promise. For those of you who are interested I coach a high school hockey team and you can follow our progress either through our website (www.ccchsboyshockey.com) or follow us on twitter where we live update the games between periods (www.twitter.com/cchsboyshockey).
While I have always refrained from talking politics in the office, I feel very passionately about the upcoming Massachusetts state election on January 19th, 2010. The two candidates are:
Martha Coakley www.marthacoakley.com
Scott Brown, www.brownforussenate.com
This election will be crucial in the health care debate.
Ms. Coakley in a word is for the health care plan that is being voted on, while Mr. Brown in a word is against this plan.
While I don’t judge and do not want to turn this into a political debate, I would encourage everyone to take a few minutes out of their day and research both the pros and cons of the current health care plan that is being proposed.
For sure there are no easy answers. While most people would agree that more people under insurance care is better, others would ask how are we going to pay for this. These are all issues that you should research before you head to the poll on the 19th.
Given how close the health care vote is sure to be, many national political pundits believe that the winner of the Mass election may be the swing vote in whether or not this plan gets passed, it is imperative that we get out and show not just the state, but the entire country that we care and are passionate about electing our leaders.
Please do your homework and get out and vote on the 19th!
Well stated, Dr. Harrington. I hope you put a bug in the ears of all who read this blog.
Mark, interesting enough this post has generated a lot more traffic than usual. It is great to see that people feel passionate about electing their leaders. It is definitely one of the things that makes this country great.