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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-18-09 10:06 PM
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Five minutes late - reminder - Matt Taibbi on with Bill Moyers now on PBS n/t
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-18-09 10:14 PM
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1. I saw it. It was an amazing show.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-18-09 10:34 PM
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3. Did he say we should give up on the health care bill and wait 8 years?
I read somewhere else that he did.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-18-09 10:53 PM
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4. Yup he said not to pass it. The other interviewee (who was really informative too but I forget his
name) said to hold your nose and pass it.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-18-09 11:20 PM
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7. Unbelievable. How many uninsured die per year? Kill the Bill and wait 8 years.
Edited on Fri Dec-18-09 11:24 PM by Pirate Smile
The "wait 8 years" part is the part I found truly egregious. I think a lot of people have lost all perspective.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-19-09 12:47 AM
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11. the other guy was Robert Kuttner currently from the American
Prospect magazine ( i think).
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-19-09 07:33 PM
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12. Yup. I remember the American Prospect part.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-18-09 10:28 PM
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2. thanks. robert kuttner, as well.
wish I'd seen this earlier

my station doesn't replay it

do they do it at PBS site?
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-18-09 10:55 PM
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5. Moyers site usually has highlights at least.
...and happy holidays to you!
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-19-09 12:04 AM
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8. A few sentences and a feel for what was said is at answer #10 here:
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LuvNewcastle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-18-09 11:09 PM
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6. I'm going to miss Moyers.
His show is one of the most important news shows on television. I hope PBS has someone who can take his place and keep the Journal going.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-19-09 12:23 AM
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9. Whewwww ... thought I missed it, but it'll be on tomorrow night at 8
Many thanks for the heads up. I've DVR'd it, just in case my mind slips, lol.

I'm going to miss Moyers - a lot!
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-19-09 12:40 AM
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10. Thanks, video and transcript are available at link below, snip >>>
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/12182009/watch.html

"BILL MOYERS: Let's start with some news. Some of the big insurance companies, Well Point, Cigna, United Health, all surged to a 52 week high in their share prices this week when it was clear there'd be no public option in the health care bill going through Congress right now. What does that tell you, Matt?

MATT TAIBBI: Well, I think what most people should take away from this is that the massive subsidies for health insurance companies have been preserved while it's also expanded their customer base because there's an individual mandate in the bill that's going to provide all these companies with the, you know, 25 or 30 million new people who are going to be paying for health insurance. So, it's, obviously, a huge boon to that industry. And I think Wall Street correctly read what the health care effort is all about.

ROBERT KUTTNER: Rahm Emanuel, the President's Chief of Staff, was Bill Clinton's Political Director. And Rahm Emanuel's take away from Bill Clinton's failure to get health insurance passed was 'don't get on the wrong side of the insurance companies.' So their strategy was cut a deal with the insurance companies, the drug industry going in. And the deal was, we're not going to attack your customer base, we're going to subsidize a new customer base. And that script was pre-cooked so it's not surprising that this is what comes out the other side.

BILL MOYERS: So are you saying that this, what some call a sweetheart deal between the pharmaceutical industry and the White House, done many months ago before this fight really began, was because the drug company money in the Democratic Party?"



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