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Comcast CEO endorses Senate health bill
http://www.politico.com ^ | December 03, 2009 | Carrie Budoff Brown

Posted on 12/05/2009 11:12:49 AM PST by Maelstorm

The chairman of Comcast endorsed the Senate health care bill in a letter Thursday to President Barack Obama, saying, "We cannot allow perfection to stand in the way of critically needed and very good legislation."

"While there has been much controversy and debate over hundreds of provisions and alternatives, it is my view that the current legislation pending in the Senate provides a workable framework for this country to take an important step toward enhancing health care accessibility, promoting operational efficiencies and technological innovation, and reducing the cost of health care and the federal deficit," CEO and Chairman Brian Roberts wrote.

Roberts said he intended to make his statement in person Thursday at the White House jobs summit but could not make it because of his company's $30 billion merger announcement with NBC Universal.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; baucus; bhohealthcare; bloggersandpersonal; comcast; endorsed; healthcare; liberalmedia; obamacare
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1 posted on 12/05/2009 11:12:49 AM PST by Maelstorm
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“Fear not! We’re going to be just as liberal as GE was!”


2 posted on 12/05/2009 11:14:03 AM PST by Rastus
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To: Maelstorm

Well, those of you who held out a small amount of hope that Comcast’s acquisition of NBC would balance that particular “news” division out, think again.


3 posted on 12/05/2009 11:14:06 AM PST by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: Maelstorm

I know someone who knows the Roberts very well.

They are flaming leftist socialists.


4 posted on 12/05/2009 11:14:30 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Maelstorm

Another corrupt member of the elite class.


5 posted on 12/05/2009 11:14:39 AM PST by headstamp 2
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To: Maelstorm

Glad I don’t subscribe.....I’d have to cancel.


6 posted on 12/05/2009 11:14:41 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Terpfen

FIOS here I come.


7 posted on 12/05/2009 11:14:42 AM PST by Der_Hirnfšnger
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To: Der_Hirnfänger

ditto.

Shades of Progressive Insurance.


8 posted on 12/05/2009 11:15:31 AM PST by headstamp 2
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To: Rastus

Wonder if this endorsement had anything with the merger being allowed?


9 posted on 12/05/2009 11:15:43 AM PST by lynn4303
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Just what we don’t need. A Wealthy capitalist, no less, but wants the rest of us to endure Marxism.


10 posted on 12/05/2009 11:15:58 AM PST by Achilles Heel
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To: Der_Hirnfänger

Crap, I just switched from Verizon to Comcast.


11 posted on 12/05/2009 11:16:25 AM PST by Roklok
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To: Maelstorm

Lessee any bets the deal passed thru the FTC in a quid pro qou for this letter?!!!Any stock options I wonder?


12 posted on 12/05/2009 11:17:10 AM PST by mo
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To: Maelstorm

What Roberts meant to say was that he would be happy if the cost of health care was removed from his ledger sheet.


13 posted on 12/05/2009 11:17:34 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Achilles Heel
Yeah, these leftist sure don't mind Marxism once they become billionaires
14 posted on 12/05/2009 11:17:44 AM PST by lynn4303
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To: Achilles Heel

They are the epitome of the rich elite that have the luxury to support socialism.


15 posted on 12/05/2009 11:18:26 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Maelstorm

There is a lot of free money to be had if you just support the Marxist agenda and jump aboard their money boat.


16 posted on 12/05/2009 11:18:42 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that hopey changey "diversity" thing workin' out for ya?)
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To: Maelstorm

He’s gotten the message — to get along, go along. Otherwise COMCAST could be in for some rough political sailing.


17 posted on 12/05/2009 11:21:22 AM PST by Starboard
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Comcast CEO endorses Senate health bill”

Quid pro quo.
0bama to Brian Roberts : You back 0bamacare or the DOJ kills your attempt to buy NBC/Universal.

Brain Roberts to n0bama: How high do you want me to jump, sir?

Comcast is doomed anyway. Sooner or later, who the heck would want to pay for cable when most TV programs can be seen online for free with no cable bills? And no, the ratings challenged Keith Olberman's NBC is not going to save them either.

18 posted on 12/05/2009 11:22:38 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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Time for everyone on Comcast to move to DSL or FIOS for internet and over-the-air or satellite for the networks.

Starve the beast!


19 posted on 12/05/2009 11:25:12 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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"Comcast CEO endorses Senate health bill"

Three words..."SWITCH TO DISH".

These companies, like Comcast, Progressive, etc...are pulling the same wool over our eyes that the government is...they're using OUR money to take our money...i.e. socialism.

Maybe we can't stop paying taxes, but we can sure as hell dump all of the commie-left companies and supporters, like Comcast, Progressive, GEICO, General Motors, etc. We don't need them...THEY NEED US.

Do you want to know who really runs America...just look in the mirror. That's right, the People run America...it's our culture, it's our legacy, it's our right.

The leftists are bullies, however they can dish it out but they can't take it. Very thin-skinned and narcacisstic that bunch.

The only non-violent weapon we have left is...our money. WHAT we buy and WHERE we buy it could mean the difference in our future. If you keep trading with companies that support the left, or companies with unions that support the left, you may as well be sending money directly to the DNC.

Money is their "oxygen"...time for us to stand on the tube.

Surely we can do without cable for a year or two to stifle out the communists in Washington.

Without some sacrifice, we will not defeat them.

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS, MARCHING AS TO WAR - FEAR IS NOT AN OPTION.
20 posted on 12/05/2009 11:25:34 AM PST by FrankR (SENATE: You cram it down our throats in '09, We'll shove it up your ass in '10...count on it.)
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