No Public Option, No Mandate

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As expected Obama has sold us out to the Insurance Companies.

His “New Regulation System” is likely to be ruled out of order by the Senate Parlimentarian and defeated by Republican Filibuster.

There is still an anti-Union excise tax.

There is NO Public Option and therefore NO constraint on Insurance Company behavior.

He has RAISED the penalty on the Individual Mandate.

It’s Official: Obama Is Against The Public Option

By: Jon Walker Monday February 22, 2010 8:45 am

Just to be clear, you can’t “support” something if you make no effort to see that it passes. If you do things that directly harm its chances of becoming law, like not include it in your health care proposal, then you are against it. But don’t worry, even as Obama takes steps to make sure that people don’t have an alternative to the private insurance companies that helped ruin our health care system, he did take steps to make sure you face an even bigger IRS penalty if you refuse to buy the poorly regulated product from the private insurance companies.

This is not Health Care Reform.

It is a bad bill that must be defeated.


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  1. Impeach Obama?

    He’s an accessory after the fact to War Crimes.

    A little more serious than a blow job don’t you think?

  2. Since the GOP isn’t ever going to cooperate on Health Care Reform, Obama has decided to craft a GOP-like bill, which reforms nothing…and solves nothing, and then show “how tough he is” by using the Senate reconcillation process to pass this Corporatist-bill through with 51 Democratic votes.

    Unfortunately, The Democratic Party is just stupid enough to support this insanity from Obama, and cheer loudly as they screw up the best opportunity for reform in 20 years.

    Somebody has to tell Obama that, once again, he has his head up his ass (or rather, the ass of the Insurance Monopolies and big Pharma).

    Who will do this?

    You see, we still need the fillibuster after all folks, in order to block the Corporatist crap that is coming from Obama and Rahm Emanuel.

  3. he’s a fierce advocate of bi-partisan gridlock bullshit and little else.

    Real Life. teh suck at the moment. Dead car. wah.

  4. Bold Progressives have an action on this.  


    Tell Congress:  Pass a good bill, not just a bipartisan one

    “Americans want a good health care bill with a public option, even if it passes with only Democratic votes. We would rather have a good bill than a bipartisan one.”

    • TMC on February 22, 2010 at 19:50

    without doing that there is no guarantee that you can be denied treatment regardless of your coverage.  

  5. global control of money

    global control of health

    to both you made add the suffix Or lack thereof

    Stop filing fucking tax returns.

    • TMC on February 23, 2010 at 00:08

    Hot Potato Game Returns To Washington As Obama Kicks Public Option Back To Reid:

    Robert Gibbs justified the lack of a public option in the health care reform bill today by laying it at the feet of Harry Reid.

       The White House says it’s up to Harry Reid whether the Senate votes on the public option […]

       White House press secretary Robert Gates said today that the White House will leave that up to the Senate Majority Leader.

       “I think they’ve asked for a vote on the floor of the Senate, and that’s certainly up to those who manage those amendments and up to Leader Reid,” Gibbs said.

    You cannot make his crap up.  

  6. what I don’t have to buy into the mandatory medical electronic permanent medical records surveillance system?

    Do I get a jobless tax break or just join Joe Stack.

    • dkmich on February 23, 2010 at 12:44

    Michelle is stunning in her sleeveless dresses while she tells fat kids it is their own fault they are fat and not the fault of the shit our country feeds us as food.  And poor, poor Obama.  His hands are tied by those mean ol’ Republicans.  He’s doing the best he can, and who could ask for more?  Effective?  Hell, nobody is effective every second of every minute their entire lives.  You purity trolls.   You didn’t get your perfection pony and now you’re pissed.   If you put the health care reform bill into context with the bank bailouts, and the bankruptcy and credit card reforms they passed, it makes perfect sense silly boy.  

  7. I look out the front door of the shop and it’s dismal, gray, rainy and about 40  degrees, the pure snow of last week is dark and dirty and melting away.  It’s one of those blah days sorta like my mood.  The bright hope for change now dark and dirty and melting away leaving the risidual grime of reality on the land, sorta like this country, this president, congress etc.  Just Blah leaving their pasty grimey crap behind for us to deal with.  

    Don’t expect the antiseptic sunshine or the warm glow of a caring society its just blah.  Getting shit on and lied to, getting screwed and not even getting a kiss afterwards.  

    Arrr!!!!! (the first letter of the pirate alphabet Arrrr)

    • robodd on February 23, 2010 at 21:41

    in the compelling payment of mandates employment field, I suspect.

  8. The primary tactic in this game is Villain Rotation.  They always have a handful of Democratic Senators announce that they will be the ones to deviate this time from the ostensible party position and impede success, but the designated Villain constantly shifts, so the Party itself can claim it supports these measures while an always-changing handful of their members invariably prevent it.

    In other words, like the Full Court Press, he is assigning collective responsibility to the entire Democratic Party.  That is why we want to run 435 primaries, rather than the lame old ActBlue “target the worst” approach, which plays exactly into the Democratic Party game.

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