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Thursday, September 24, 2009

That goverment of the corporate lobbyists, by the corporate lobbyists, and for the corporate lobbyists...
Posted by Jill | 5:24 AM
....shall not perish from the earth.

Republicans aren't even trying to hide it anymore
Senate Finance Committee member Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) earnestly pleaded on Wednesday for the committee to delay a vote on its version of health care reform until after the proposed legislation has been up on the committee's website for at least three days.

"The thing I'm trying to point out," said Roberts, "is that we would have at least 72 hours for the people that the providers have hired to keep up with all of the legislation that we pass around here, and the regulations that we pass around here, to say, 'Hey, wait a minute. Have you considered this?' That's all I'm asking for."

Hard to imagine that "the people that the providers have hired to keep up with all of the legislation" means anything other than lobbyists from the health industry.

As noted at ThinkProgress, Pat Roberts has received over $172,000 from the insurance industry over the last five years. That's actually a pretty paltry sum for which to sell your soul in exchange for. You'd think that being willing to condemn 45,000 people to death each year because they cannot afford medical care and do not have insurance would cost more.

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Blogger Barry said...
Posting the contents of a bill on the web for 3 days so people can see it means selling your soul?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Given the competition, maybe that's all he can get for 5 years work. Or maybe it's a reduced rate for long term employment. A retainer to assure continued employment?

Once we know what they are, the rest is just negotiating price!!!