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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-17-07 11:21 AM
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17. Edwards is responding to what voters are saying.
He is listening to voters. I know because I am out there talking to voters on Edwards' behalf every week. Voters want Congress to pass health care funding legislation or give up their own freebies. People are absolutely incensed about the fact that members of Congress have free health care while the rest of us pay huge amounts to these companies.

I am looking at a document entitled NewDemPAC Second Annual Retreat. It is dated June 7, 2007 and addresses "Retreat Participant"s.

It is a conference to discuss "important and challenging issues facing Congress, including Trade, Health Care, and Energy Independence and Security. The "Honorary Members" include Brian Baird, Adam Schiff, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ellen Tauscher to name a few. And who are the proud sponsors? Among others Peter Begans, Medco, Victoria Blatter, Merck, Holly Bode, United Health Group, Tammy Boyd, Johnson & Johnson, Jeff Cohen, Federation of American Hospitals, Megan Cundari, American Hospital Association, Sean Donohue, Eli Lilly and company, Bryant Hall, PhRMA, Janet Howard, MetLife, Eli Joseph, BIO, Peter Lawson, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (???? how right-wing can you get?????), Jennifer Luray, Abbott Laboratories, Buddy Menn, BI Parmaceuticals, Howard Moon, Amgen, Cynthia Morton, American Health Care Association, Peter Muller, Genentech, Charles Nau, Johnson & Johnson, Cathy Nyce, State Farm, Peter Rubin, Merck, Peter Slone, Medtronic, Jerry Steffle, Wellpoint, Wendy Sussman, Caremark RX, Jonathan Topodas, Aetna, AJ Wociak, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Duane Wright, America's Health Insuance Plans.

http://www.ndcpac.com/files/PRECON_JUNE2007.pdf

This is what Edwards is talking about. It's the corruption guys. Congress gets special deals, and the American people pay for it. Congress serves the guys who pay for their retreat weekends and we who pay for their health insurance get left to pay for our own too -- all by ourselves. And if we get sick and lose our jobs, we also lose the ability to get insurance even if we could pay for normal insurance. Do you realize how much the insurance companies charge to insure someone like Elizabeth Edwards with a history of cancer? It is astronomical, I assure you. This is criminal greed. It kills just as surely as other weapons. And Edwards was the first of the candidates to present a plan. And now he has a plan to make sure his plan or something like it gets enacted.

Hurrah for Edwards -- He is the best of the candidates. He is for the American people, for change and he is the only one with a real plan to enact change.
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