Saturday, August 1, 2009

Debate gets lively as protesters join health care rally

Protesters shouted and screamed at each other during a rally for President Barack Obama's proposed health care plan Saturday, but it all ended peacefully in Republic Square Park.

The rally began at 1 p.m. at the AFL-CIO building on Lavaca Street near 11th Street with speakers in favor of the proposed plan, including state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, and U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, talking inside while an overflow crowd stood at the building's entrance.

Across the street, many protesters held signs that read "No government healthcare." One sign read: "American dream or American nightmare?"

A protester, yelled across the street at some of the supporters. "I don't want to pay for your health care" .

I don't even want to pay for the healthcare of my fellow Americans, let alone people who don't even legally live in this country.

1 comment:

  1. I think the Reps & Senators are in for a confrontational August. The Left will try to make it seem that those who protest are crazy loons when in reality they are everyday Americans who can see that socialism is right around the corner. Thanks for checking out my blog and the follow. I will reciprocate.