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  •  For what it's worth, he backed up (5+ / 0-)

    Obama's claims regarding costs and savings on Bill Press this morning.  He did make the case for taxing benefits on plans over $25,000 rather than a surtax on top incomes or capping deductions for top earners, though.  Although his point seemed to be that the health care financing mechanism ought to be related to health care, and we may have to do the tax code fixes on the wealthy anyway to fix other general deficit problems.  Came off as reasonable.

    "I don't want the [GOP] to ride to political victory on the four horsemen of calumny-fear, ignorance, bigotry and smear." Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R-ME)(1950)

    by Superribbie on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 09:16:54 AM PDT

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    •  The "Co-ops" sound "reasonable" until one... (6+ / 0-)

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       . . . does even a modicum of research to see how these things get "captured" or corrupted by the very industries their tasked with replacing or competing against.

       The horror stories in that link above (re:  Alabama, Texas and Georgia) took literally 5 minutes of google research (I already knew about Wiregrass Electric) and that crap's all happened within about the last 5-90 days!

       Within 6-18 months of their inception, any health insurance "Co-op" will be just as, if not more, corrupted by the insurance lampreys as the utility co-ops are by Big Coal, Big Oil and general Right Wing stupidity and chicanery.

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      by BenGoshi on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 09:23:38 AM PDT

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      •  their = they're . . . of course. ( nt ) (1+ / 0-)
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        "Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing-glove." -- P.G. Wodehouse (via Bertie Wooster)

        by BenGoshi on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 09:24:08 AM PDT

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      •  Agreed (2+ / 0-)
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        He didn't discuss them this morning--just said Obama was right on the numbers and they were getting close to a bill.

        "I don't want the [GOP] to ride to political victory on the four horsemen of calumny-fear, ignorance, bigotry and smear." Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R-ME)(1950)

        by Superribbie on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 09:28:26 AM PDT

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