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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:00 PM
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Crowd boos Baucus plan, cheers public option at Obama health care rally.
Today, President Obama delivered a speech on health care before a raucous and boisterous crowd at the University of Maryland, College Park campus. But, the supportive, solidly young, liberal audience offered audible boos when Obama mentioned the health care plan that was introduced yesterday by Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT):

OBAMA: After debating this issue for the better part of a year, theres now agreement in Congress on about 80 percent of what needs to be done. Four out of five committees in Congress have completed their work. Yesterday, the Finance Committee, under the leadership of Max Baucus, put out its own bill.

Jed Lewinson notes that minutes later, when Obama reiterated his call for a public health insurance option, the crowd cheered wildly. Watch a compilation:

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/09/17/college-park-boos /

As Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) has argued, the Baucus plan is insufficient because, among other things, co-ops wont work, employers are not required to provide coverage, children could lose benefits, coverage may not be affordable for too many, and insurers could pass on higher costs to beneficiaries. Despite having compromised on many elements of reform that Republicans demanded, Baucus was still unable to muster any bipartisan support.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:02 PM
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1. The public wants a public option. Doctors want a public option.
Therefore, we can't have it.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:11 PM
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2. Government of, by, and for the ...
We've lost track of who's supposed to be running this country.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:11 PM
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3. We're just the Little People. We don't count. They only tolerate us because
we have a few dollars by which they can enrich themselves further.

Yeah, I said that. I think this country needs MORE class warfare not less.
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:36 PM
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4. FDL:President Obama was taken aback by the boos
Obama Gets Booed When He Mentioned Baucus Bill At Rally
By: slinkerwink

(snip)
According to someone at the rally, President Obama was taken aback by the boos, and he mentioned that each bill has its own strengths. I'm hopeful that the boos showed him that the public sentiment is very much against any legislation like the Baucus bill. After all, something's got to pierce that bubble he lives in at the White House, and it might be as well the people at his own rallies.
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Trillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 02:08 AM
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5. Yay! A piece of good news.
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