Max Baucus is a BAD DEMOCRAT

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    Tuesday morning the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing regarding the future of healthcare in the United States featuring 15 witnesses, however, not a single witness was a supporter of single payer healthcare. Wanting their voices to be heard a number of doctors and advocates stood up at the start of the session and demanded a seat at the table and as they spoke they were immediately escorted out of the room and arrested by Capitol police.

    The speakers who stood up were from the organizations Physicians for a National Health Program, Health Care Now, and Single Payer Action. Senator Max Baucus of Montana is the head of the Finance Committee and he is also the leading Democrat in the Senate to receive donations from health insurance companies. Baucus has received more than $400,000 from the companies and their employees.

    [Baucus]: The whole point of this hearing and other hearings is to try and determine the best route and the best option for reforming our country's healthcare system.

    Although Baucus said he respected the position of single payer advocates he didn't offer any of the physicians in the audience a seat at the table. President Barack Obama included supporters of single payer healthcare during his hearing in March.

    Single Payer Universal Health Care Advocates Denied A Voice At Senate Hearing - 05/06/09 | Workers Independent News

    A New York Times/CBS News poll released last week shows, yet again, that the majority of Americans support national health insurance.

    The poll, which compares answers to the same questions from 30 years ago, finds that, “59% [of Americans] say the government should provide national health insurance, including 49% who say such insurance should cover all medical problems.”

    Only 32% think that insurance should be left to private enterprise.

    Another Poll Shows Majority Support for Single-Payer | Healthcare-NOW!
     
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    is this sillybobo trying to show he is not partisan :lol:
     
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    Even though I am unhappy these things are happening, I like that it shows you the difference between people like me and people like you.

    How many times do I have to tell you right wingers that I'm not so much pro democrat as I am anti GOP?

    You're the partisan fool, not me.

    And STILL the Dems are going to take us in the right direction. They'll help the middle class and it will only cost the rich a little more. But the GOP approach is to cost us in order for the rich to get richer. I could see why the GOP wins 50% of the elections if 50% of us were actually rich enough to be voting GOP, but you are not, my friend.

    I'm not the guy who voted against Clinton/Gore despite the good job they did.

    And I'm not the one who defended the GOP after they crashed our economy. Freddy Mack my ass.

    I'm not the one that voted for Bush after he got hit on 9-11. But I was a sucker for Bush after 9-11. That lasted about 6 months. Then I realized they were practicing Desaster Capitalism.

    And this is the way it is supposed to work. If this Max asshole starts acting like a Republican, we will call him out. Do you know where I heard about this? On AIR AMERICA RADIO!

    Did you ever hear anything negative about the Republican party on Fox or Rush FIRST? No. They might talk about bad right wingers, but only after the story is already national news. And boy do they spin the story. We're calling Max out! He's a sellout bitch! Why would I protect him if he isn't working for us? Fuck Max and the Dems if they try to fuck us over. You need to be less loyal.

    And Pelosi needs to go if she's involved in torture.

    And Dodd tried to slip in bonus' to exec's? Not really a deal breaker, but makes me suspecious of him too.

    And remember we gave the tele coms retroactive immunity? Rockafellor (D) was behind that. Democrat my ass.
     
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    did somebody say something?
     
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    Nope its bobo rippin off my "Mad Max" thread.
     
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    Who the hell is going to know what that title is all about? You need to work on your Title skills nephew. :lol:
     
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    All the Dems that have been bought out by big money interests should be dumped. We need Democrats who will fight for the people.
     
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    I thought it was creative.
     
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    That's why we keep track of them. Then its up to their home states to do the right thing, IN THE PRIMARIES. I certainly don't want to replace them with Republicans. That's like jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.

    So far we have Pelosi, Dodd, Baucus. And if they stay, maybe we just don't let them be leaders anymore?

    I hear there are like 15 plus Blue Dog Democrats from Red states that aren't going to go along with single payer healthcare, the workers free choice act, etc. In other words, they are going to vote with the Republicans.

    Their problem is that the voters in their home states are easily manipulated/conned/fooled/lied to by the GOP. Those people are listening to Rush & Hannity.

    Basically, the GOP noise/attack machine is working overtime and won't stop until 2010/2012. Hell, they'll never stop.
     
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    Agreed, we must bring pressure to bear on these Dems who don't seem able to get elected on the stregnth of their commitment to working people, who can only get elected with money from the right wing contributers.

    Bill Clinton made a bad deal with the devil when he decided to encorporate right wing ideas in order to get along (triangulate) with Repubs. He never got any support from them and now many Dems are tarnished with money from groups that work against the interests of typical working Americans.
     

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