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  •  HHS is loaded with these people (9+ / 0-)

    Many of them come from states where they worked for GOP governors on state Medicare & Medicaid programs.

    "If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze and then vote against them, you have no business being up there."

    by Betty Pinson on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 04:35:47 PM PDT

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    •  Sibelius is a Democrat, was governor of KS, (2+ / 0-)
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      a KS Insurance Commissioner, and state legislator who refused campaign contributions from the insurance industry.

      From wikipedia:

      Sebelius served as executive director and chief lobbyist for the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (now Kansas Association for Justice) from 1977–1986. She was first elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1986. In 1994 she left the House to run for state Insurance Commissioner and stunned political forecasters by winning – the first time a Democrat had won in more than 10 years. She refused to take campaign contributions from the insurance industry and blocked the proposed merger of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, the state's largest health insurer, with an Indiana-based company. Sebelius's decision marked the first time the corporation had been rebuffed in its acquisition attempts.[12]
      So who, exactly, are "these people" at DHS??

      “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” ― Chief Seattle

      by SoCalSal on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 04:57:34 AM PDT

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      •  For some people, "in the pocket of..." (1+ / 0-)
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        (pick your villain) means "anyone who disagrees with me on the slightest on any policy issue, or even simply fails to shout to the rafters what I would like them to say."

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