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Timothy P. Carney: Dole, a health-sector lobbyist, gets the statesman treatment
The Washington Examiner ^ | October 9, 2009 | Timothy Carney

Posted on 10/09/2009 4:46:45 PM PDT by gusopol3

Dole is a lobbyist at the downtown firm Alston & Bird, where his clients include the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. The Association pays Alston & Bird $30,000 per month to lobby Congress and the administration on "issues in health reform relating to home health & hospice," according to Alston Bird's second-quarter 2009 lobbying report.

In September, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., amended his reform bill to expand Medicaid funding for home health-care and to include hospice care--care for the dying--under Medicaid, as well. This accelerates the flow of taxpayer money to Dole's clients. Now Dole is rallying the public behind this "important measure," and winning praise for his "bipartisanship."

The liberal media has trumpeted this lobbyist's endorsement without reporting his clear financial stake in the legislation. To Team Obama and its allies in the press, Dole's backing is a sign of the overwhelming importance of their mandates, regulations, spending, and taxes.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dole; shill

1 posted on 10/09/2009 4:46:46 PM PDT by gusopol3
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