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  •  Not very likely (0+ / 0-)

    Those old farts will get covered by Medicare or they'll have to pay 1500 bucks a month for coverage.  

    Yes, some of them are loaded, but they sure don't want to be pissing away 15k a year on something that they were getting as a benefit of employment.

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    by otto on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 06:32:11 AM PST

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    •  You're right about Medicare, but (0+ / 0-)

      I think that supports my position.

      $15k a year is not going to hurt them like it would the average citizen.

      I'm not against this action, btw.  I just don't think it will be very effective.

      I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

      by beemerr90s on Thu Mar 06, 2008 at 06:39:41 AM PST

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      •  Public relations benefit, though (2+ / 0-)
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        howd, beemerr90s

        Being forced to pay for private insurance wouldn't faze many wealthy members of Congress. But the movement would bring the generous healthcare packages available to them front and center with the American people. As insurance costs escalate, people will be sensitive to the differences between their coverage and that available to their representatives. Edwards' proposal always focused on shining a bright light on inequities: members of Congress who block universal healthcare coverage but themselves enjoy excellent care. Loss of coverage pales beside the political "embarrassment" that goes along with dramatizing healthcare inequities.

    •  And they get to fight with Insurer Bureaucrats (2+ / 0-)
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      a gilas girl, Hens Teeth

      Republicans claim to hate bureaucracy, but public bureaucrats are much more amenable to their will than corporate bureaucrats.

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