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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 10:58 PM
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Businesses to fight health bill with huge ad campaign
A coalition of organizations led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to spend as much as $1 million a day on advertisements designed to pressure lawmakers to vote "no" on health-care legislation.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/20113...

A coalition of organizations led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to spend as much as $1 million a day on advertisements designed to pressure lawmakers to vote "no" on health-care legislation.

The campaign will last about 10 days and cost between $4 million and $10 million, said Bruce Josten, the Chamber's top lobbyist. The ad will start on cable television and then run in 17 states served by moderate and conservative Democrats, he said.

Separately, the health-insurance industry lobby America's Health Insurance Plans launched a $1 million-plus ad campaign on national cable TV. Proposed premium increases by insurers, in particular, have come under fire from President Obama in recent days as he tries to rally public support for the biggest changes to U.S. health care in 45 years.

Business groups say the Democratic legislation will hurt companies by adding taxes and requirements while failing to control medical costs. Josten said the ads will target House Democrats who voted "no" on the original legislation or voted "yes with reluctance."
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 11:00 PM
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1. "failing to control medical costs"
that's really the big white elephant in the room
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metapunditedgy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 11:39 PM
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2. As long as they're not raising their rates or anything to pay for this stuff. n/t
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 11:47 PM
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3. Will big business please quit trying to use reverse psychology to make us think...
they really hate the health care bill.

We know they really love the Health Care and progressives are too smart to think big business and Health Insurance companies hate the bill. They can quit spending millions of dollars in a failed reverse pscyhology attempt.

:sarcasm:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 12:15 AM
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7. They love it. That's why they have lobbyists on both sides.
The lobbyists made very sure that there were never any single payer representatives allowed in the committee meetings and they made sure the CBO wasn't allowed to rate those programs. They love it and you know it Mr. Daemon. You love it too, because you wouldn't be so afraid of Congressman Kucinich if what I was saying wasn't true.

WHY ARE YOU AFRAID OF HIM SO MUCH THAT YOU KEEP TRASHING HIM?
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 12:10 AM
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5. The US Chamber of Commerce. Need I read more.
Of course they hate it. Big Insurance and Big PhRMA are their biggest supporters.
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 12:12 AM
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6. K&R
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 01:04 AM
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8. The Chamber, Fox, and the GOP Are Against It. Unions Are For It. Where do you stand?
If someone wants to argue that the GOP, Fox and the Chamber are somehow secretly progressive, then be my guest.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 01:15 AM
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9. "The current bills only offer a RoboCop world by 2015: we demand a
Edited on Wed Mar-10-10 01:17 AM by MisterP
Repo Men future by no later than 2017!" (of course the little party-worshipping Trujillista flacks will spin this as "insurers really AFRAID of this bill! we must pass it now! don't make us put a rattlesnake in your mailbox! stop calling us a cult!"
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 01:18 AM
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10. And the Democrats waited long enough for them to do this...why?
The political capital for single payer was there at the beginning.

Down the toilet.
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