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Lamont departs from anti-war message, calls for more health care
WTNH Television ^ | 9/18/06 | Puppage

Posted on 09/18/2006 12:26:58 PM PDT by Puppage

(Bridgeport-AP, Sept. 18, 2006 2:37 PM) _ U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont says the federal government should subsidize health care costs for low-income people and help small companies buy into insurance pools to reduce their costs.

While the Senate campaign has so far focused on the Iraq war, Lamont toured a Bridgeport health clinic where more than 30-percent of patients don't have insurance. Lamont says Bridgeport is on the front lines of a national health care crisis.

Lamont defeated Senator Joe Lieberman in last month's Democratic primary by criticizing Lieberman's support of the Iraq war and saying the senator was too close to President Bush.

Polls show Lieberman leading Lamont among likely voters, with Republican Alan Schlesinger far behind.

Lamont's campaign is criticizing Lieberman, saying he did nothing to improve health care and of shutting down congressional debate over health care in the mid-1990s.

Lieberman spent Monday campaigning in eastern Connecticut, visiting a Norwich fire station and a Plainfield senior citizens center


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: clintonistas; socialist; socialistappeaser; trustfundsocialist

1 posted on 09/18/2006 12:27:00 PM PDT by Puppage
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To: Puppage

Ned Lamont is a deep thinker, with many interesting things to say about public policy.


3 posted on 09/18/2006 12:28:41 PM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: Puppage


LOL --- whatever.

Guess the Muslim reaction to the Pope has heightened awareness of the need to combat the cretins.


4 posted on 09/18/2006 12:29:31 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: onyx
Guess the Muslim reaction to the Pope has heightened awareness of the need to combat the cretins.

That was my first thought as well.

5 posted on 09/18/2006 12:30:05 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

Tax and Run


6 posted on 09/18/2006 12:31:29 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Puppage

The bourgeois liberal must be crazy to advocate for single payer coverage or, alternatively, insurance for all through private vendors.

Once done, they face rationing, increased costs through taxes or premiums and governmental intervention in lifestyle matters. There is no way to get more health care without more money. Claims to the contrary have never worked.


7 posted on 09/18/2006 12:31:45 PM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: wbmstr24

It is NOT about health care....health care for democrats is code-speak for MORE GOVERNMENT WORKERS. They believe, rightly so, that if you can nationalize health care, you create a democrat voter, since that worker will fear republicans "cutting" federal government and thus their jobs.


8 posted on 09/18/2006 12:33:02 PM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: Puppage
.... help small companies buy into insurance pools to reduce their costs.

um..isn't this President Bush's plan ?
9 posted on 09/18/2006 12:33:10 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: stylin19a
...um..isn't this President Bush's plan ?

Well, yes... Except that President Bush's plan is eeeeeeeevil!!!

10 posted on 09/18/2006 12:35:15 PM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: Puppage


Oh GOOD.


11 posted on 09/18/2006 12:35:48 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: Puppage

A "progressive" populist like Lamont surely wants justice and equality for all.In the interests of this equality he'll certainly propose that any resident of Connecticut can move to his home town,Greenwich,and live in a rent controlled,"affordable" house or apartment.


12 posted on 09/18/2006 12:36:21 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: Puppage

Peacenik extremism isn't working too well for him huh?


13 posted on 09/18/2006 12:38:12 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: Soul Seeker

Lamont had a meeting with Hillary. Another bootlicker is born. Expect a Shummery approach to everything.


14 posted on 09/18/2006 12:41:39 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Puppage
Headline should be: Lamont Blinks, Retreats from Anti-War Message
15 posted on 09/18/2006 12:42:01 PM PDT by Paradox (The "smarter" the individual, the greater his power of self-delusion.)
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To: Impeach the Boy
Lamont toured a Bridgeport health clinic where more than 30-percent of patients don't have insurance

They may not have insurance, but they are getting health care.

16 posted on 09/18/2006 12:42:11 PM PDT by mak5
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To: Puppage

"We" DO subsidize healthcare for the poor in this nation.


17 posted on 09/18/2006 12:42:36 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Puppage
So he wants to steal doctors away from the middle class, does he? Because that's exactly what will happen.

Doctors don't magically 'poof' into existence by giving people more money. They have to come from somewhere.

I think we can agree that the rich won't be losing their doctors so it will no doubt be the middle class.

And what will doctors do to their prices when all this additional money becomes available? They will raise them to absorb all that money.

Hell, that's happening RIGHT NOW. He wants to make it even worse!

And the very same thing is happening with college education spending.
18 posted on 09/18/2006 12:42:38 PM PDT by mc6809e
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To: mak5
They may not have insurance, but they are getting health care.

Please, no facts. They're dealing with feeeeelings here.

19 posted on 09/18/2006 12:43:30 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage


FOTFLOL!


20 posted on 09/18/2006 12:44:54 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: gridlock

is that said in the voice of Hedley Lamarr?


21 posted on 09/18/2006 12:45:09 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Puppage

It figures Mr. Lamont wants more health care paid for by the government. He needs a check-up from the neck-up.

What a guy!


22 posted on 09/18/2006 12:45:09 PM PDT by RexBeach (Will Rogers Never Met Bill Clinton.)
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To: gridlock

If you took Lamonts cognative abilities and converted them into electrical energy, you wouldn't have enough power to toast bread.

Enjoy your 35% on Election day bufoon.


23 posted on 09/18/2006 12:46:30 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

Why, it sounds like you don't like ol' Ned. Imagine that!


24 posted on 09/18/2006 12:51:21 PM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: RexBeach

What always amazes me about the so-called health care debate, is if their plans are sustainable they could immediately enact them at their state level and demonstrate to the other 49 states how easy and well it could be done. Conn is not a poor state. They could easily pay for state wide health insurance. One wonders why they don't??


25 posted on 09/18/2006 12:55:08 PM PDT by tigtog
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To: mc6809e
Hell, that's happening RIGHT NOW. He wants to make it even worse!

More like since 1964, when Medicare was created.

Remember the pols saying "It will keep the price of medical care low and not cost more than a couple of billion or so?"

26 posted on 09/18/2006 12:56:58 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: tigtog

No. no. You see, everyone must pay. Everyone must suffer financially.

Besides, what you suggest makes sense. Can't have that.


27 posted on 09/18/2006 12:57:27 PM PDT by RexBeach (Will Rogers Never Met Bill Clinton.)
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To: RexBeach

Lamont is a typical trust fund liberal, like Chappaquiddick Kennedy and Hanoi Kerry. The DemoRats who have never worked in private industry, and never had to work, think they know what's best. Invariably, they think more government (socialism) is the solution to every "problem". They don't even acknowledge that their own wealth is the product of successful (capitalist) businesses conducted by someone else: their ancestors (or wife's ex-husband in Kerry's case).


28 posted on 09/18/2006 1:05:15 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: Puppage

lament cranston punking out.


29 posted on 09/18/2006 2:41:51 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (DON'T BELIEVE PESSIMISM: FEELINGS ARE FOR LOVE SONGS. FACTS ARE FOR PREDICTING WHO WINS IN NOV)
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