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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:09 PM
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Doing the Math: 3 house Bills + 1 Senate Bill w/t the PO + 1 Senate Bill w/o the PO = Bill with PO!
That's my calculation. Hope I'm right!

There is a reason even the "Trigger PO" is not in the Baucus "w/o" PO Senate bill that just came out.

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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:12 PM
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1. According to my fuzzy
math, that equals five bills with PO, 3+1+1.... :rofl:
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:13 PM
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2. Doctors and the general public strongly support the PO too.
The only people on Earth who don't support it are the Insurance Industry and Insurance Industry whores in Congress.

It's really a no-brainer.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:14 PM
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3. 1 Senate Bill w/o the PO and w/o a single Republican vote = ROFLMAO


Baucus tedious insipid misplaced trust that his negotiation would produce something will now turn him into a laughing stock.


Giving up the heart of the bill and unable to announce a single Republican.



Now if he had come in with 10 Republicans on board then he would have some cards to deal with.


Max Baucus goes to conference committee with nothing but egg on his face.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:04 AM
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7. While making the moderate Republicans look like Radicals....
considering the bill was basically most of what Republicans wanted.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:16 PM
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4. Your math is wrong.
Corporations in charge= No public option.
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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:52 PM
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5. The legislative process isn't math
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:02 AM
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6. Well, yeah...it kind of is.
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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:20 AM
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8. It is ... it's largely an economics problem imho. n/t
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:08 AM
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11. I think it's more like making sausage n/t
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Marsala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:24 AM
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9. Yes - assuming that Snowe doesn't have a "change of heart" to neuter the final bill
That would be the smartest politics for the Republicans. Fortunately, they haven't shown such intelligence.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:03 AM
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10. Yep, the Baucus bill aka the Insurance Companies Bill is dead....
as it currently exists, imo, and Baucus knows it, puppet that he is.
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