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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 10:16 AM
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Tensions brim between GOP and CEOs over healthcare reform
Edited on Fri Nov-13-09 10:19 AM by babylonsister
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Tensions brim between GOP and CEOs over healthcare reform
By Alexander Bolton - 11/13/09 06:28 AM ET


Tension between Republicans and the nations top CEOs over healthcare reform escalated this week when the executives released a report praising aspects of President Barack Obamas top initiative.

Republicans in Congress and some of their business allies in Washington are fuming over a new report commissioned by the Business Roundtable (BRT), an organization that represents more than 50 of the nations biggest corporations.

The report claims that parts of the Democratic legislation could cut healthcare costs substantially.

Obama on Thursday seized on the findings, issuing a statement that notes the report found future healthcare costs could fall by $3,000 per employee with passage of the legislation.


The report was released two weeks after Senate Republicans voiced frustration with the CEOs for not doing more to oppose Democratic healthcare proposals, prompting more criticism from the party that traditionally is aligned with the top executives.

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http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/67607-tensio...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 11:12 AM
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1. And fyi, The Business Roundtable is politically conservative!
No wonder the rethugs are up in arms. :D

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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 11:31 AM
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2. Yeah, they've almost always lined up with the Chamber of Commerce
Now there's a wedge. This is getting interesting.

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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 11:34 AM
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3. So the BRT is essentially saying the Republicans are lying. Good!
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 11:40 AM
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4. Business should be screaming for HCR
The only thing that keeps them from doing so is the coercive relationship between employment and coverage, which would diminish with a strong PO.
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byronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:24 PM
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5. I am, believe me. Every small business is being mercilessly pounded.
I've developed a visceral hatred of health insurance companies, mostly just in the last nine years. Wonder why?

Get. Them. Out.
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Aramchek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:31 PM
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6. Tensions brim between GOP and FACTS over Healthcare reform
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