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dem mba Donating Member (732 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-22-09 07:15 PM
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28. interesting quote i found

For Mr. Obama, the White House meeting was an opportunity to showcase his consensus-building approach, in contrast with the confrontational style of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who at this point in her husbands first term attacked price gouging, cost shifting and unconscionable profiteering by the industry in a speech to union members.

Mr. Obama is not cracking the whip on the health care industry so much as wooing it, just as he said he would in the campaign.
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  -If Obama is a Corporate Stooge dem mba  Dec-22-09 01:13 PM   #0 
  - This "reform" directly benefits insurance corporations. nt  Justyce   Dec-22-09 01:15 PM   #1 
  - And there it is. Plus it fit the new, substanceless, 'friendlier' image US elites needed after Bush  Echo In Light   Dec-22-09 01:33 PM   #13 
  - Because, without individual mandates, health insurance was becoming too expensive...  Junkdrawer   Dec-22-09 01:15 PM   #2 
  - +1 AKA "the death spiral." Curable only with new funding from healthy young people. nt  phasma ex machina   Dec-22-09 01:32 PM   #12 
     - And even then it's debatable that it will work....  Junkdrawer   Dec-22-09 01:39 PM   #16 
  - Because this 'reform' will make things better for the corporations and worse for us  FiveGoodMen   Dec-22-09 01:16 PM   #3 
  - Exactly. He's just repaying them for all the contributions they've given him. I thought he'd  Bonn1997   Dec-22-09 01:20 PM   #9 
  - If he's such a corporate stooge ...  zbdent   Dec-22-09 01:16 PM   #4 
  - What makes you think they are?  EFerrari   Dec-22-09 01:34 PM   #14 
     - this is the same for every industry  dem mba   Dec-22-09 07:03 PM   #25 
  - Follow the money. Who is profiting most from these changes?  AndyA   Dec-22-09 01:17 PM   #5 
  - did you even read my post  dem mba   Dec-22-09 07:07 PM   #26 
     - Health care stocks are up more than most.  AndyA   Dec-22-09 10:51 PM   #29 
  - You are not missing anything  goclark   Dec-22-09 01:19 PM   #6 
  - why: To provide revenue to insurance companies  ixion   Dec-22-09 01:20 PM   #7 
  - Taking up the HCR banner helped establish some street cred against Hillary  closeupready   Dec-22-09 01:20 PM   #8 
  - Kick the can down the road = no 30 million new forced enrollees into existing Big Insurance  DebbieCDC   Dec-22-09 01:26 PM   #10 
  - He didn't initiate it. WE initiated it.  kenny blankenship   Dec-22-09 01:31 PM   #11 
  - interesting quote i found  dem mba   Dec-22-09 07:15 PM   #28 
  - Duh!!! This bill is a Corporatists Dream.  OHdem10   Dec-22-09 01:39 PM   #15 
  - Is the status quo that good for insurers, given that the baby boomers are about to turn 65?  JVS   Dec-22-09 01:42 PM   #17 
  - Of course it is. At 65, the boomers are foisted off on the federal government (read - taxpayers)  T Wolf   Dec-22-09 01:57 PM   #18 
     - You're talking about the soon to happen future, the "reform", but look at what's going on now  JVS   Dec-22-09 02:47 PM   #23 
  - at their secret meetings in Jan-Feb 09, the insurance CEOs  branders seine   Dec-22-09 01:59 PM   #19 
  - Those are very good questions  NJmaverick   Dec-22-09 01:59 PM   #20 
  - anyone who calls obama such doesn't live in the real world and certainly isn't a democrat  seeinfweggos   Dec-22-09 02:00 PM   #21 
  - This probably sounds nannyish but could we please not call the president a stooge?  EFerrari   Dec-22-09 02:01 PM   #22 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-22-09 02:51 PM   #24 
  - thats like asking : if obama is such a warmonger why did he expand war  optimator   Dec-22-09 07:09 PM   #27 

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