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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:26 AM
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Grassley: "We need to make sure there is NO public option."
Just quoted live on MSNBC -- which then allowed him to go on a screed about the Government making all your health care decisions. ANOTHER big-media pro-insurance company marketing piece, with no Democrat or public-option spokesman to counter it.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:30 AM
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1. I heard that. Another clueless rethug who doesn't give a crap
what Americans think or want.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:32 AM
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2. just shows you how the repubs could NOT give a crap about the people.
Edited on Wed Jun-24-09 08:32 AM by bdamomma
damn Senator Grassley!!
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:35 AM
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3. Well that is what the insurance companies told him. n/t
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:36 AM
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4. And I am sure that he and the rest of the corporate owned congress critters WHO HAVE GOVERNMENT
FUNDED HEALTH CARE will make sure that the rest of us, the unwashed masses, won't even have that option. A$$HOLE$!
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:46 AM
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8. the fact that no one brings this up is quite telling. that should be the first
response or question to these jerks every time they open their mouths. Well, then why do you accept a public plan paid for by taxpayers?
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:43 AM
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5. hey chuckles we already have a "public option" it`s called MEDICARE
what a



most of the farmers and small business out there in the corn and bean fields in iowa have no healthcare.

oh wait a minute..he does`t give a fuck about them

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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 09:05 AM
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15. You know I wonder if there is any thought given to reduction of costs
of Medicare IF people prior to age 65 had decent healthcare coverage? I really wish people in power like Grassley would stop grumbling long enough to consider the overall healthcare savings with a good cradle to death policy. It's like spending money on a new refrigerator that is efficient....cost savings over the years will greatly defray if not overcome the original cost.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:45 AM
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6. they are all for 'competition' just not true competition.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 09:00 AM
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13. the good people of Iowa have pretty much one choice for health care
and that is BC/BS of Iowa. People in the old Soviet Union had more choice.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 09:01 AM
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14. frankly, i think the healht insurance companies are like OPEC
in that they aren't competing against each other really.
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Bettie Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:45 AM
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7. Wow, I live in Iowa and this is beyond the pale.
I am starting to think that this guy is truly insane.

Yesterday, my DH and I sent letters to all of our representatives, guess this one won't get us anywhere!
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:46 AM
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9. Fuck Chuck!
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RT Atlanta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:47 AM
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10. What are they afraid of?
That's what I want to know. Pure obstructionism and being beholden to corporate interests is what I see. Those SOBs surely aren't serving their constituents.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:47 AM
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11. I am an Iowan. Am working with groups for single payer.
We have been calling Grassley's office for months.
Recently he was quoted as saying that Iowans were happy with the current system.
Now I know at least a hundred people who call weekly. I am sure there are thousands who call to demand a public option.
So I called yet again to his Cedar Rapids office and told his staffer to please write down this message:
"60% of Iowans want a public option according to a recent poll. Senator, at a minimum tell the truth and quit representing Iowans as stupid."
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:55 AM
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12. Thanks for the information. I'm not a constituent but I'm going to
Edited on Wed Jun-24-09 09:17 AM by snappyturtle
call his office now. As your fellow Iowan wrote, this is beyond the pale.

edit: Just called his office 202-224-3744. After fifteen rings it was answered and I asked if what we heard on MSNBC, no to public option this morning was true. The aide said, "Yes". So, I asked him 1) to surrender his taxpayer subsidized healthcare policy and 2) that if Medicare is a public option that he ought to consider the benefits of giving that option earlier in life to contribute to the reduction of healthcare costs after the age of 65 when Medicare kicks in.

The aide said he would pass this on but......................
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