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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 11:38 AM
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Priceless! NRSC hits Lincoln for insurance industry contributions

NRSC hits Lincoln for insurance industry contributions
By Tony Romm - 12/05/09 04:14 PM ET


Republican strategists on Saturday called on Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) to donate to local charities the more than $550,000 in campaign money she has received over the years from insurance companies.

In light of Lincoln's new healthcare amendment, which would cap the amount of money insurance company CEOs could claim as tax deductions in an attempt to rein in their profits, the National Republican Senatorial Committee said Lincoln ought to "apply that same standard to herself."

If Blanche Lincoln truly believes that health care insurance industry profits are too high and that they should be punished with higher taxes, why shouldnt she reject using those same profits to prop-up her embattled re-election campaign?" said NRSC spokeswoman Amber Wilkerson Marchand.

"Is she telling her constituents in Arkansas that health care profits should not line executives pocketbooks, but its ok if they line her campaign war chest?" Wilkerson Marchand added.


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http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/70759-...
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 11:45 AM
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1. Right criticism, wrong originators.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 11:52 AM
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2. She's getting it from both sides, and I'm surprisingly okay with that.
She knows we all know who is lining her pockets.
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Froward69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 12:20 PM
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3. Hear Here!!
however is this not a case of the pot calling the Kettle a "contribution" receiver?
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 12:30 PM
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4. Yeah, but it just feels so...dirty to have Republicans being the ones
who are doing the criticizing when their own backyard is far from in order.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 12:36 PM
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5. But that's their MO. I guess I'm used to it.
Edited on Sun Dec-06-09 12:59 PM by babylonsister
This made me laugh. Can you say Sanford, Ensign, and all the rest of the two-timin' gopers?


http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/70757-...

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crikkett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 12:40 PM
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6. This doesn't seem to be a logical criticism.
Dem. Congresswoman promoted the idea of regulating insurance companies, and so her opponents criticize the support she's accepting from insurance companies.

But she's not giving these insurance companies a break, which would logically generate criticism. She's trying to regulate them. So they want her to give back donations...

...these Republicans seem to be criticizing ethical behavior and promoting unethical behavior.

Am I the only one who sees this?
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