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  •  Lowering the expectations (2+ / 0-)
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    714day, dragonfire
    "...how many Senator will support a bill that excludes a public option, employer mandates and ends SCHIP?" The real question is : "How many of us will, out of sheer relief, support a bill that excludes a public option, employer mandates but does not end SCHIP?" They are lowering the expectations so that in the end most of us will be happy even with the Baucus plan - as long as SCHIP is not taken out. We have to guard against such deception.

    -7.75, -5.64 ... Marriage should be between one man and one woman... and another woman in Argentina!

    by Whirlaway on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 09:22:55 AM PDT

    •  This is it! (1+ / 0-)
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      714day

      This is exactly what is being done.  The S-CHIP threat is a trial balloon to lower expectations so proponents of a public plan feel relieved when a bad bill gets passed.  It's the insurance companies telling us:

      "Pray I don't alter it further".

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