Howard Dean joins Palin's team

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    (This could be the bookend to ..Palin, have a tort Obama ...post) :beer:

    Howard Dean: Democrats Left Tort Reform Out of Health Care Bill Because They Feared 'Taking On' Trial Lawyers
    Wednesday, August 26, 2009
    By Nicholas Ballasy, Video Reporter & Edwin Mora

    (CNSNews.com) - Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, a medical doctor who served as governor of Vermont, said at a town hall meeting on Tuesday night that Democrats in Congress did not include tort reform in the health care bill because they were fearful of “taking on” the trial lawyers.

    “This is the answer from a doctor and a politician,” said Dean. “Here is why tort reform is not in the bill. When you go to pass a really enormous bill like that the more stuff you put in, the more enemies you make, right? And the reason why tort reform is not in the bill is because the people who wrote it did not want to take on the trial lawyers in addition to everybody else they were taking on, and that is the plain and simple truth. Now, that’s the truth.” :disbelief: (Lumpy)
     
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    Why didn't the republicans pass tort reform during the 8 years they were in power?

    Are they afraid of the lawyers too?
     
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    Why didn't Clinton pass Tort Reform when he was President? Was he too busy planting his cigars in Monica?
     
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    A large number of Politicians are Lawyers. Neither party is really interested in doing whats best, just whats easy. Kinda like how both parties don't give a rats ass about illegal aliens. Both think they get something out of it.
     
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    I recommend you do some research, google... Bush/ tort reform ...to start!
     
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    Do your own Googling. If the republicans were so interested, why wasn't it a priority during their reign?
     
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    No kidding! The strongest attempt in the modern political era was Reagan - and the Democrat Congress said NO WAY.

    Bush attempted it half-heartedly, but was consumed by the Iraq War and the Republicans running Congress up to 2006 were too busy spending money like drunken Democrats...

    Bush Pushes For Tort Reform - CBS News


    That being said, any real debate regarding how to curb the costs of health care must include tort reform. The Democrats are not including it - no mention of it in fact, and so, whatever they are doing with this debate regarding health care has less to do with real reform and more to do with government expansion...
     
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    :oops: sheezz..., you seemed so passionate I'd thought I'd help you out!

    My guess, if you don't have a filibuster proof majority, you know that the Democratic Party leaders are bought and paid for by the trail lawyers lobby, all you can do is gripe, make recommendations and hope the American people get involved to make a change.
     
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    Why?

    Let's see...

    Bush Pushes For Tort Reform - CBS
     
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    Howard Dean will be joining Joe Biden down in the basement holding cell after that gaffe
     
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