Everywhere I look, I see Republicans touting last night's Senate election results as a "message from the people of America." Honestly, I'm flattered that they think our state reflects the will of all of America. So on that note, here are some other messages that we, the people of America, have sent. Hopefully, with the Republicans' newfound sense of caring about what MA thinks, the message will get through this time.
1. Decriminalize marijuana.
2. Income tax is a good thing. It pays for important programs. Stop trying to get rid of it.
3. Marriage should be allowed between 2 consenting adults, regardless of gender.
4. Mandate health care coverage, require large businesses to offer coverage to their employees, require insurers to accept applications regardless of health, allow them to exclude coverage of pre-existing conditions for a maximum of 12 months, only consider it a pre-existing condition if they sought medical attention for it up to 6 months before enrollment, give free coverage to people earning up to 150% of the poverty line, and subsidize insurance for people earning up to 300%.
The people of America have spoken. Will the Republicans in Washington listen?