Skip to comments.Lamont departs from anti-war message, calls for more health care
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
is that said in the voice of Hedley Lamarr?
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!
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.
Why, it sounds like you don't like ol' Ned. Imagine that!
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??
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?"
No. no. You see, everyone must pay. Everyone must suffer financially.
Besides, what you suggest makes sense. Can't have that.
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).
lament cranston punking out.