November 9, 2009

Anh 'Joseph' Cao, Vietnamese Refugee

Anh 'Joseph' Cao has suddenly become famous as the lone Republican to vote for the Democrats health care bill, but long before this Anh Cao and his family showed even more courage, embarking on a mission to America as Vietnamese refugees.

Anh Joseph Cao, who defeated the notoriously corrupt William Jefferson to become a congressman from Louisiana, came to America when he was a young child, as his family sought to escape the turmoil coming as Saigon fell back home in Vietnam. Then another life changing experiencec came when Cao worked with poor people in Mexico. Cao says "I worked in extreme poverty and had a faith struggle, with the situation of human suffering: Why did a loving and powerful God create a world with so much human suffering?"

Here's hoping there is more history to come for this Vietnamese refugee who is now showing his fellow Republicans the way back home.

Anh 'Joseph' Cao, Vietnamese Refugee

On Tuesday, more than 30 years after therefugee child escaped aboard a U.S. military transport plane with his uncle, brother and sister, leaving their parents behind, Joseph Cao was sworn in as the first Vietnamese-American to serve in Congress...

Anh 'Joseph' Cao, Vietnamese Refugee

Posted at November 9, 2009 5:16 PM

He has showed that he is a leader and his aim is to serve American people.

Posted by: Minna Gomez at November 9, 2009 7:49 PM

what a shame about his vote on the health care, and support the President for speaking with the children in school.

Maybe he was too young to understand about Communist Regime when he escaped VN.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 9, 2009 7:59 PM

I am a Vietnamese Canadian American. I escaped from Vietnam in 1979. I was 25 years old. After living in Canada for 18 years I have since moved to the US and resided here for 15 years. I have had good experiences under both health care systems. When I lived in Canada my tax rates were from 25-35%. I was happy to pay my taxes, never receiving a penny of assistance from Canadian government. I could see my family doctor or even go to the hospital without having to pay any further fees as it was already covered within the tax amount. Now living in the US, my tax rates are about 25-35%. I bought health insurance shortly after I moved to the US costing me $155.00 a month which has since increased to $ 510.00 and this only provides basic hospital coverage.
I think in the US the insurance industry is too powerful, they have too much money, they legally bribed the good and bad politicians. The heads of the insurance industry are hiding behind the curtain while throwing money at politicians, and the politicians while counting their money, manipulate and scare the public with the bias language driven by the agendas of these special interest groups.
Canadian health care wasn't that bad. It may be true that with some serious diseases you had to wait for care, in contrast to the US where as long as someone has the money to spend there is available medical care. However for the millions that do not have the money to spend on health care, waiting for free care rather than dying of the inability to afford care is a very good trade off.

I am proud to support Mr. Anh Joseph Cao. I believe he did the right thing by voting for the health care bill.
I think voters should do some research by themselves, and by coming to the election, play their part in throwing out those politicians who put themselves and the agendas of special interest groups before the wellfare of the public and their country.

Posted by: Paul Le at November 10, 2009 3:34 AM

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