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  •  public option never had a chance (0+ / 0-)

    if people had admitted that at the very beginning, we might have something passed by now

    •  70% of public want Medicare choice. (1+ / 0-)
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      Uberbah

      It could have won had Obama used his initial popularity to push it hard, using reconciliation from the get go as the tool to make it happen.

      Even now, offering people the CHOICE of joining Medicare by CHOOSING to increase there Medicare taxes would work great. A one page bill that fixes a LOT of problems and would make 70% of voters happy.

    •  that's garbage (0+ / 0-)

      You had at least 50 votes for it, and 80% of the public already behind the issue.  Obama could have easily used the Bully Pulpit and oratorical skills to put Senators in the position of either supporting health care or at severe risk of losing their jobs.

      He chose not to.

      I'm a part of the reality-based community, not the personality-based community.

      by Uberbah on Wed Feb 03, 2010 at 03:16:59 PM PST

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