The Most Ethical and Transparent Congress ever

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    "The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D.C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history,"- Nancy Pelosi, Nov 7, 2006
    Democrats Take Majority in House; Pelosi Poised to Become Speaker - washingtonpost.com

    After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate's health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the measure without having members vote on it.

    Instead, Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers "deem" the health-care bill to be passed.

    "It's more insider and process-oriented than most people want to know," the speaker said in a roundtable discussion with bloggers Monday. "But I like it," she said, "because people don't have to vote on the Senate bill."

    House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it

    this would be funny if it wasn't so sad.


    we're fucked
     
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    YAY CONGRESS!!!
     
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    If these wingnuts pull this, we are fucked. Big time.

    Funny. For an ethical and transparant Congress they sure do pull a lot of back room deals and sleight of hand.

    So the bill will be DEEMED passed?? Wonder if we can DEEM them all out of office??

    Jeeze. Our Govt in action. What a bunch of clowns.
     
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    Can anyone say "political suicide" come November?
    I bet you can.
     
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    Yea del...we are fucked. Ironic your definition of sad...

    THIS is fucked and THIS is sad...

    Medical bills prompt more than 60 percent of U.S. bankruptcies

    Fri June 5, 2009


    This year, an estimated 1.5 million Americans will declare bankruptcy. Many people may chalk up that misfortune to overspending or a lavish lifestyle, but a new study suggests that more than 60 percent of people who go bankrupt are actually capsized by medical bills.

    Bankruptcies due to medical bills increased by nearly 50 percent in a six-year period, from 46 percent in 2001 to 62 percent in 2007, and most of those who filed for bankruptcy were middle-class, well-educated homeowners, according to a report that will be published in the August issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

    Overall, three-quarters of the people with a medically-related bankruptcy had health insurance, they say.

    "That was actually the predominant problem in patients in our study -- 78 percent of them had health insurance, but many of them were bankrupted anyway because there were gaps in their coverage like co-payments and deductibles and uncovered services," says Woolhandler. "Other people had private insurance but got so sick that they lost their job and lost their insurance."

    Medical bills prompt more than 60 percent of U.S. bankruptcies - CNN.com
     
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    yeah, i guess expecting the most transparent, open and ethical congress ever to actually vote on legislation that will affect everyone is too much to ask. thanks for your valuable contribution.
     
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    Are you Nancy Pelosi?

    Cuz the actual topic of the thread is 'the most ethical an transparent congress ever'.... it is not actually yet another 'we want nanny to take care of us' health care crap. 'K?
     
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    Some people can't stay on topic.

    The Democrats are a joke. A joke on the American people. And if there were any actual journalists left in the press they would be skewering these a-holes every night for moves like this.
    Unfortunately the press hates Republicans and conservatives more than it likes a good story. So the Dems get a pass in this, the press reporting that "The GOP did it first". Which is a lie but who cares?
     
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    The american people also voted for the USA to not be the police force of the world and to not be into nation building.

    Remember only fools believe political promises. They are specifically exempt from the truth in advertising laws for a good reason.
    Politicians lie!
     
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    What ballot was this on?

    For the record, Americans have always wanted a strong defense and increasing influence in the world. What they dont want is piddling police actions like Somalia that are ill defined and will always end in disaster.
     

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