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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:05 PM
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Baucus, we don't want a balanced bill! That's not what we asked for.
We asked for reform.
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paulsby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:07 PM
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1. i wasn't sure what he meant
did he mean BALANCED as in fiscally balanced (inputs = expenditures) or did he mean philosophically balanced?

it's ambiguous to me

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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:49 PM
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9. I think he meant balanced as in "fair and balanced."
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 12:49 PM by Skidmore
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paulsby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:51 PM
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10. i think you are right
and as he kept speaking, that became more clear.

thx
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Janice325 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:07 PM
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2. Does he normally stammer and stutter when he speaks?
He looks quite nervous to me.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:34 PM
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8. He has reason to be nervous. He knows he is going against the will
of the majority of voters to favor corporate sponsors. His constituents know he is going against the will of the majority of voters to favor corporate sponsors. And he knows his constituents know he is going against the will of the majority of voters to favor corporate sponsors.

Whichever way this breaks, it has the potential to break his career.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:09 PM
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3. Don't you appreciate how hard it was to get Insurance, Big Pharma and...
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 12:10 PM by Junkdrawer
the Hospital Conglomerates to agree on a bill?

Many, many hours of closed meetings were needed to make that happen.

And you Radical Liberals want to upset the apple cart with a Public Option that all the above despise.

Shame....
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:10 PM
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4. Baucus talks a lot of shit. I give you his speech a couple of minutes ago.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:15 PM
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5. The bill isn't balance. Tips toward CorpAmerica. nt
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:17 PM
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6. Yo....YES!!!!!!!!!!
I could not give a rat's ass about balance. It is REFORM!!!!!

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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:22 PM
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7. A pure fool or a disgusting traitor to America and an embarrassment to our party.
Baucus MUST be made explain why he we make concession after concession to wrangle out not a single damn vote but to get a balance bill. A balance that the mainstream of the party doesn't care for but must be saddled with complete responsibility for? A balance that gives security to those even in the deep end of the middle class in rural areas but leaves those struggling to stay in their homes in the major metropolitan areas, despite knowing such people are the foundation of our party.

Baucus is crap.
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