Mike Arcuri Votes Against Health Care Reform
How are the Ulysses Democrats going to explain this one to Main Street Trumansburg? Our member of the House of Representatives, Mike Arcuri, has just voted against health care reform. The legislation has passed the House, despite Arcuri’s opposition.
Arcuri has justified his decision to vote with the Republicans by saying, “I am not convinced that after months of listening, studying and debating that the current bill benefits the people in my district in the best possible way”. The best possible way?!? What is Congressman Arcuri waiting for? A clause to guarantee house calls accompanied by free pizza delivery?
Consistently, Michael Arcuri has voted with the right wing Blue Dogs, against the progressive values of Trumansburg Democrats. Just a few weeks ago, Arcuri voted to extend the infamous Patriot Act – without any reforms even to its worst provisions. Maybe Arcuri’s growing Republican voting record okay with the political machine up in Utica, but voters down in this corner of the district see things differently.
Problems For Arcuri Update: The Working Families Party is now looking for a candidate to run against Representative Arcuri. The service workers union SEIU is also refusing to grant Arcuri its endorsement in this year’s election.
Les Roberts may be running again. Remember when local Democrats told us that Arcuri was the better choice?