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Posted on 10/09/2009 3:29:35 AM PDT by cowtowney
How good is Sen. Max Baucus's health reform bill? So good that Democrats have made sure some of the most costly provisions don't apply to their own states.
The Senate Finance Committee is gearing up for a final vote next week, and Chairman Baucus now appears to have the Democratic votes to pass his bill. Getting this far has of course meant cutting deals, and those deals, it turns out, are illuminating. The senators are all for imposing "reform" on the nation, so long as it doesn't disadvantage their constituents.
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Poor Mr. Strickland. If only he lived in . . . Nevada! Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is worried about losing his seat next year, worked out a deal by which the federal government will pay all of his home state’s additional Medicaid expenses for the next five years. Under the majority leader’s very special formula, only three other statesOregon, Rhode Island and Michiganqualify for this perk, on the grounds, as Mr. Reid put it recently on the Senate floor, that they “are suffering more than most.”
And I have no doubt it will pass, too.
It is an Affirmative Action health care bill. It is a give away to those who won't pay for health care, while health care will be robbed from those who do pay for it.
Yes, what voters think doesn’t matter any more. It’s appalling to think that in an age of 24 hour “news up to the minute” that a few politicians have pretty much perfected a way to ram huge bills through congress without any real debate whatsoever. We might as well be in the soviet union at this point.
FOUR LEGS GOOD, TWO LEGS BAD !
Mrs. Prince of Space