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  •  What we'll be getting with this POS bill (5+ / 0-)

    will be a gold mine for the insurers, which will allow them even more money and power with which to buy seats in Congress, and to make damn sure that no one ever challenges their power again.

    Save the parrots: Drink shade-grown coffee!

    by oscarsmom on Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 02:26:23 PM PST

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    •  Sorry, with our own insurance premiums (3+ / 0-)
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      averageyoungman, wsexson, m00finsan

      Going to ensure that we'll never ever be able to stop paying them or reduce them.

      Save the parrots: Drink shade-grown coffee!

      by oscarsmom on Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 02:27:01 PM PST

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    •  Regardless of what you think (6+ / 0-)

      of the speaker of these words, they are correct:

      Real change starts with being honest -- the system in Washington is rigged and our government is broken. It's rigged by greedy corporate powers to protect corporate profits. It's rigged by the very wealthy to ensure they become even wealthier. At the end of the day, it's rigged by all those who benefit from the established order of things. For them, more of the same means more money and more power. They'll do anything they can to keep things just the way they are -- not for the country, but for themselves.

      Politicians who care more about their careers than their constituents go along to get elected. They make easy promises to voters instead of challenging them to take responsibility for our country. And then they compromise even those promises to keep the lobbyists happy and the contributions coming.

      Instead of serving the people and the nation, too many play the parlor game of Washington -- trading favors and campaign money, influencing votes and compromising legislation. It's a game that never ends, but every American knows -- it's time to end the game.

      John Edwards

      "Free your mind & your ass will follow" Parliament Funkadelics

      by TomP on Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 02:29:01 PM PST

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