July 21, 2009

Baucus and the Health Care Lobbyists

Filed under: Commentary,News,Open Thread,Opinion,Quote,Uncategorized — Greg in cheeseland @ 7:21 pm

This article may not be news to a lot of regular Bartcop readers, but ask yourself how this will look to any of the overwhelming majority of voters that support a public health care option:

“As his committee has taken center stage in the battle over health-care reform, Chairman Baucus (D-Mont.) has emerged as a leading recipient of Senate campaign contributions from the hospitals, insurers and other medical interest groups hoping to shape the legislation to their advantage. …said Aaron Roland, a San Francisco health-care activist who paid half price to attend the gathering. ‘Money gets you in the door. The only thing the other side can do is march around and protest outside.’”

How is anything significant supposed to get done with health care reform when the chairman of the finance committee is bought and paid for by the health care, insurance and drug companies? It is no surprise that a public option has not received support from Baucus’ committee, even though Obama supports a public option.

DINOs like Baucus need to go down in the next election. I think that the Democratic party needs to clearly set itself apart from the GOP in the eyes of voters by moving farther to the left. A centrist approach leaves the door open to a return to power by the Republicans.

I also think Baucus’ office deserves a flood of phone calls!

Greg in WI

Sen. Max Baucus, (D-Mont.)

DC Office: 511 Hart Senate Office Building, 202-224-2651
State Office: Billings, 406-657-6790; Bozeman, 406-586-6104; Butte, 406-782-8700; Great Falls, 406-761-1574; Helena, 406-449-5480; Kalispell, 406-756-1150; Missoula, 406-329-3123

Email:  not available

November 4, 2008

Camera Phone Voter Verification

Filed under: Commentary,News,Open Thread,Opinion,Quote — Obi Zen Folksinger @ 10:55 am

As I stood in the voting booth this morning(1) I carefully marked every Democrat I could and a Libertarian when I couldn’t.(2)  When I got to the Vote Verification screen I took out my camera phone and my voter card and took a shot.(3)  Viola! Instant vote verification!

Yeah, I shoulda’ thought of this a week ago and made some waves. Why didn’t you think of it?   n’ya!

 Remember! Use the Phone, Luke!

Obi Zen Electorate

  -<( Secret Knowlege)>-

(1) Hey even a grass dealer I know voted the first day of early voting because on my ranting about if.   I just got careless; “Oh, I’m soooo busy!” I think that I may have missed an electrician when I was out today.

(2) Just no Green ticket in Texas. I have an opinion on that

(3) also took one before leaving the house but I can walk to my polling place.

February 12, 2007

Open Thread

Filed under: Open Thread — Bart @ 11:09 am

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