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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:28 AM
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Senate Finance Markup Thread
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 09:32 AM by SpartanDem
I thought it'd be a good to try keeping track of what's going on, right now Grassley is giving his opening in statment pretty much just nomral RW talking points it's a government takeover, it's going too fast blah blah blah.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:31 AM
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1. "Going too fast" That's my favorite
How long has it been? Been trying since FDR. Going too fast?

:rofl:

For most its not fast enough.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:39 PM
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13. why go slow: once it's decided either way, the checks from insurance industry will slow down
Right now an Indy 500 of corruption is going on.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:42 PM
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14. My mom's bought into this one too and repeated it to me at dinner a week ago
My response was pretty much along the same lines as yours. Whenever I hear Obama talk about what he is proposing, there is really nothing in any of the proposals that seem that *radical* (which can be looked at two ways) and most of them are just plain commonsense- things that we really should've had in place a LONG time ago IMHO. Of course, the RW and the people they manage to hoodwink, seem to think that there is a *conspiracy* to harm them in some way buried deep within just about everything that Obama, or Democrats in general, propose. :shrug:
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:37 AM
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2. Thanks for the thread.
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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:38 AM
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3. Now up Kent Conrad
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:48 AM
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4. Daily Kos has a nice markup thread with much information on the amendments
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 09:50 AM by karynnj
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/9/22/785101/-Mothers...

It is stunning that the first 4 people are all against what we want - Baucus, Grassley, Conrad, Hatch - but I think Rockefeller is next.
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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:55 AM
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5. John Kerry now speaking
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 09:57 AM by SpartanDem
this is long overdue we have been at this since Teddy Roosevelt.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:07 AM
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6. Nice conclusion -
He spoke of Ted Kennedy saying there were many (10 - 12??) ways to do healthcare, you need to determine where you want to land. Kerry said that fixing this is a moral and social justice issue.
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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:31 AM
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7. Bob Mendendez there needs to be a public option
,when he hears talk this could be Obama Waterloo he questions GOP sincerity
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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:24 AM
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8. My senator Debbie Stabenow speaking
bills does some good thing but it needs to be more affordable and it needs a public option.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:27 AM
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9. Wyden's statement was strong.
Emphasized need for "real reform" and taking on industry and defenders of status quo.
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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:07 PM
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10. Maria Cantwell gives big endorsement to the PO
simply subsidizing insurance companies will not lower the cost for American people there needs to be a public option. So far all Dems except Rockefeller and Lincoln have given statements on the the GOP side Roberts and Cornyn remain. The GOP statements can be summarized as government takeover, it cost too much, it's going too fast, government takeover.
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JimWis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:22 PM
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11. They are done now - but I just checked on C-Span website -
sounds like they will start up again a 2:45 ET on C-Span 3. I am assuming that this will be when they start with the amendments.

Kicking this for those who might like to watch it.
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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:28 PM
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12. Recess until 230
when they return the last couple of opening statements and then on to the amendments
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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:56 PM
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15. Back in session
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 02:57 PM by SpartanDem
Rockefeller speaking now CSPAN 3
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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:52 PM
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16. No amendments yet
Senators are asking technical questions to Senate staff and CBO director Doug Elmendorf
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