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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:50 PM
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Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX): it is capitulation to the insurance industry
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) issued the following statement around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday regarding Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus' draft health care reform bill. Here's the full text:

"Seldom have so many waited so long for so little. This isn't negotiation; it is capitulation to the insurance industry.

To those who keep declaring a voluntary Medicare-type public option dead on arrival, I say today's proposal represents no option whatsoever for the genuine health insurance reform that President Obama promised last year and that Americans deserve."

http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/09/dogget...

That sound you hear is the crashing and burning of this bill.
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Pyrzqxgl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:53 PM
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1. OBAMA ought to get on the Senate's ass about this insult to the American people.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:53 PM
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2. I'm impressed that everybody is falling all over themselves to rip this bill
There's not even much hint of collegiality or attempts to spare Baucus' feelings. But hey, if it's going to happen to anybody, Baucus deserves it.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:55 PM
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3. That's my Congressman!
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 03:10 PM by sonias
I wish we had lots more like him. He's a good guy. He's rich but that doesn't keep him from working for everyone. His daughter is a doctor that works with the most vulnerable population - the uninsured.

I wish he was one of our Senators from Texas. If only he would have been Phil Gramm in 1984....


Sonia
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:38 PM
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6. he was always one of my favorites when I was a C-SPAN
junkie back in the '90's. he can do a good rant.
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:14 PM
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4. I Love Lloyd!!! can't say it enough!!
...today's proposal represents no option whatsoever for the genuine health insurance reform that President Obama promised last year and that Americans deserve."


NO OPTION WHATSOEVER!!! Lloyd rocks!!! :yourock: My congressperson from Texas!
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:34 PM
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5. Finally it sounds like Democrats are standing up to the DINOs in the party
this is refreshing. We needed this back during Clinton's first term
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:41 PM
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7. Only single-payer will do.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 08:41 PM by Brigid
And until All Americans get their heads around that and start a movement to rival the Civil Rights movement, we will still have a mess, not a health-care system.
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