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Via gxm17 at the Confluence on our "progressive" access bloggers:

They don’t want to connect the dots, because they are part of the picture.

Truer words. And the picture? myiq:

The primary beneficiaries of the plan are the health insurance companies. They invested millions and they will get back billions. The plan does nothing to reform the system. This is not half a loaf, it is a windfall for the health insurance companies disguised as reform.

The Democrats didn’t try to write a better bill. They didn’t want one. The Democrats wanted this bill because the people they work for wanted this bill. Unfortunately we aren’t the people they work for.

I expect the bill to pass. The Democrats aren’t worried about public opinion or job security.

Bingo. It's all about opportunity cost. You can always find a better use for your money or time than either legacy party. Responding to voters is not the business they're in. Elective office, to these guys, is an unpaid internship on the way to their real career.

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vastleft's picture
Submitted by vastleft on

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the shit sausage.

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Submitted by sisterkenney on

it's own health insurance company!! No-overhead, tied to Medicare rates, call it "The Healthy Justice Party". Get Wendell Potter on board. Everybody give a few $$ to get it started..hell, unions back in the day were self-sufficient. March in the streets. Get NNU and PNHP on board. Call the unions, AFL-CIO, they'd LOVE to get shed of the corporate master. We can make it happen!

Submitted by lambert on

Parties are membership organizations, after all.

I've often wondered why the Dems don't do this. If the AARP, why not the Dems? Gosh...

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Submitted by sisterkenney on

Hell, I'll be on the board as a nursing advisor for free.

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Submitted by madamab on

Maybe if Blogosphere 2.0 develops, we can get enough critical mass for this to happen.