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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:29 PM
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Ganging up on Baucus: Senator's plan garners bipartisan grumbles
Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) finally introduced his much-anticipated healthcare reform bill Wednesday and was rewarded with a chorus of disapproval from both the left and the right.

The Finance Committee chairman has huddled for months with a bipartisan Gang of Six senators in hope of devising a compromise

But it hasnt worked, at least not yet. The right hates it, the left thinks its weak and the center may not be as broad as Baucus hoped.

As he unveiled the bill, Baucus stood by himself, a lonely, but upbeat figure on a podium in his committees stately hearing room. The gangs three Republicans made clear they were not on his side.


Baucuss bill and his exclusion of all but two other Democrats from negotiations met with ambivalence to downright rejection from most Democrats, especially liberals.

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/59149-ganging-up-on-...
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SPedigrees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:34 PM
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1. Glad to hear that Baucus' bill got the reception it deserves. nt
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Chisox08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:40 PM
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2. I'm sorry but Baucus's BIMBO bill is a complete joke
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:40 PM
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3. This 'Bill', sir, is Not Worth the Paper It Is Printed On
Baucus is an egregious waste of oxygen and proteins....
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