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Jake Tapper Reports on Future of the Public Option in Democrats' Health Care Bill - Video 8/17/09
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 17, 2009 | BrianinMO

Posted on 08/17/2009 6:41:38 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of Jake Tapper reporting on the future of a "public option" remaining in the Democrats' Health Care bill. The White House has sent out mixed signals over the weekend over whether they view the public option as a must to remain in the bill. But Obama is receiving pressure from Congressional Democrats, as well as other party leaders to keep the public option in the bill. . . . . (Watch Video)

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: jaketapper; publicoption

1 posted on 08/17/2009 6:41:39 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot
We need citizens in the 8th District of Florida (Orlando) to attend Town Hall Meeting with Alan Grayson TONIGHT!

I've been asking Alan Grayson’s office (8th District of Florida - Orlando) for weeks if and when he will hold a Town Hall meeting here in his district. I kept getting “We plan to have one, but we're not sure when and where - it will probably be the very last week of August. Watch the website for news on this.”

Finally, posted at 6:00PM yesterday (Sunday) with only 24 hours notice, Alan Grayson’s web site has announced that the Town Hall here in Orlando will be held tonight (Monday) at 7:45PM at the local IBEW Union Hall. Here's the announcement:

[8th Congressional District of Florida –Orlando]

August 17, 2009 7:45 PM

From Grayson’s website:

Congressman Alan Grayson will host a town hall meeting to discuss the need for health care reform, listen to concerns or answer questions from the constituents he serves, and debunk the many myths being circulated about the current proposals.
WHAT: Health Care Town Hall
WHEN: Monday, August 17, 2009, 7:45 p.m.
WHERE: IBEW Local 606 Union Hall
820 Virginia Drive
Orlando, FL
The Congressman intends for and expects this event to be a respectful and productive discussion.
This is the second public health care meeting the Congressman has held during the summer district work period. On July 27th, he met with about fifty members of his Health Care Advisory Board. The meeting was announced 72 hours in advance, open to the public, and promoted and covered by multiple media outlets.
The Congressman also will conduct a health care telephone town hall on Thursday, August 20th at 7 p.m. People interested in being a part of that event can sign up on the Congressman’s website.

2 posted on 08/17/2009 6:48:53 AM PDT by SterlingSilver (If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck and quacks like a duck... its a duck!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

I think Obama has been shooting for some version of RomneyCare all along. What insurance exec would say no to 45 million new customers with government subsidized payments rolling in? That’s what all those secret meetings with the insurance companies were about. The rest was a pony show for the Dem base that blew up in their face. Obama probably thought they had a shot at full-blown socialism based on media sympathy and his prestige alone, but he was always ready to throw the hard left under the bus in pinch—the same damn way our side is willing to throw us under the bus. ObomneyCare enables to him to say he got something done and take the moderate tack in 2012 especially if Romney himself is shoveling the same manure. And the DUmmies will crawl back to him. Ambitious bastards like Obama and Rahm are smart enough to settle for (our) death by a thousand cuts.

3 posted on 08/17/2009 7:02:43 AM PDT by Callahan
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