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Why is this man smiling (Teddy Kennedy Alert)
American Conservative Union ^ | 6/27/03 | David Keene

Posted on 06/28/2003 9:14:09 AM PDT by NeoCaveman

If this guy is smiling about the new Medicare bill, you can bet that it's bad for your health.

Often times, political commentators describe the legislative process as a "sausage factory."

Why?

Because after House-Senate Conference Committees, after the ping-pong bill-bounce from one chamber to the other, after the token partisan bickering, the process gets bogged down in details and minutiae and everyone forgets the "big picture."

Remember the old story about what would happen if the government were in charge of eradicating polio? Patients would still have polio, but you'd have the best steel lung money could buy!

Your American Conservative Union believes that the Congressional sausage factory is about to churn out a piece of legislation that will make Ted and his comrade-in-arms Hillary Rodham Clinton smile.

When the legislative process gets bogged down in feel-good rhetoric about whether we should expand government by this much or by that much, you can count on the resulting bill being a government-expanding mess of policywonk mishmash that only a handful of Capitol Hill staffers understand.

Much like when in 1994 then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to change America's health care system with her secret closed-door bureaucrat committees, the current Medicare "reform" proposals were created in secret. Your American Conservative Union helped take down that 1994 health care monstrosity and we hope to do the same to this hastily conceived piece of legislation.

President George Bush originally laid out some sound basic ideas for reform, ones that called for choice that would truly reform Medicare. But the Senate outline looks nothing like the President's plan and unfortunately only a few conservatives in the House are standing up to this legislative steamroller.

Don't pay attention to the rhetorical promise for drug coverage.

As we saw in the battle over the Clinton Health Care Plan, the real fight in health care is over the details and many of them will cost seniors more and will discourage private insurance companies. Please go to www.conservative.org and let your Senator's know that you support President's Bush ORIGINAL plan for Medicare reform.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acu; greatsociety; medicare; prescriptiondrugs; welfarestate
There is still time to derail this. Perhaps we can get a better bill with more privatization in the future.
1 posted on 06/28/2003 9:14:10 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: dubyaismypresident
You picked a bad screen name because Dubya, a confirmed big government Republican, doesn't agree with you.
2 posted on 06/28/2003 9:16:24 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk
You picked a bad screen name because Dubya, a confirmed big government Republican, doesn't agree with you.

Anyways time to save a well meaning, patriotic, pro-military, president from himself. The original plan wasn't bad it just couldn't get through the Senate. The devil is in the compromises.

3 posted on 06/28/2003 9:19:25 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (is the Supreme Court out of session yet?)
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To: dubyaismypresident
That's not a smile, that's just gas...
4 posted on 06/28/2003 9:23:00 AM PDT by RichInOC (...or maybe he's got a new girlfriend...)
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To: RichInOC
That's not a smile, that's just gas...

Or maybe he's just drunk

5 posted on 06/28/2003 9:28:16 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("I don't need the Bush tax cut. I never worked a f****** day in my life. Patrick Kennedy D-RI)
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To: dubyaismypresident
Yeah, there is that.
6 posted on 06/28/2003 9:38:19 AM PDT by RichInOC (Ted must be so proud of his son.)
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To: dubyaismypresident
I think he just heard Sodomy is legal.
7 posted on 06/28/2003 9:38:33 AM PDT by shiva
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To: shiva
I think he just heard Sodomy is legal.

He's still waiting for the "zone of privacy" to include his car going over bridges.

8 posted on 06/28/2003 9:40:48 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("I don't need the Bush tax cut. I never worked a f****** day in my life. Patrick Kennedy D-RI)
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To: dubyaismypresident

Eskimo Power!


9 posted on 06/28/2003 10:32:03 AM PDT by sine_nomine (I am pro-choice...the moment the baby has a choice.)
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