Maybe We Really Do Need a Third Party
“The problem for the GOP is that it is in danger of fracturing, not because it has moved so far right, but because it refuses to actually practice what it preaches.” Senator Max Baucus of Montana receives campaign donations from the parent company of Phillip Morris. Senator Baucus then puts a provision in the highway transportation bill banning roll your own cigarette operations, a business | Read More »
Max Baucus Thinks Increasing the Deficit is Hilarious
David Vitter went to the floor of the Senate today to talk about unemployment benefits and requested that one part of the legislation be pushed forward. Max Baucus rose and said he wanted the entire package advanced, to which Vitter replied, “Not if it increases deficit and debt $108 billion a year. No sir I’m not, and the American people aren’t and the American people | Read More »
Democrats Prepare to Bribe Doctors to Support Obamacare
Call your Senator and Representative — particularly those of you in Republican states and districts — and tell them to oppose S. 1776, a $247 billion doc fix that isn’t paid for and enables the passage of Obamacare. Click the link to go to our action center. Not all the action on healthcare reform is happening in smoke filled rooms. This week the Senate | Read More »
Baucus Bill Will Kill You If Implemented or If Dropped On Your Head
The Baucus bill is finally out. It came in at 1,502 pages. The Clinton health care bill was only 1,342 pages. The Baucus bill has more pages than the last two Harry Potter books. Keep in mind that the last Harry Potter book was so thick they’re making it into two movies instead of one. The Bill Number is S. 1796. If Republicans don’t go | Read More »
Former Baucus Aide Complicit in Max Baucus’s Humana Insurance Harassment
Max Baucus sicks the government on health care companies doing nothing more than educating their customers on the implications of the Baucus bill. On Monday, Mr. Baucus issued a news release boasting of what he described as his efforts to keep the health care debate honest. “Baucus-requested investigation nails insurance scare tactics,” the news release proclaimed. In the news release, Mr. Baucus said that the | Read More »
Harry Reid Plays Washington Two Step And Gets Caught
Harry Reid must really be in danger of losing his Senate seat. Today Harry Reid sent out a press release to the national media praising Senator Baucus for his new proposal on health care reform. There’s just one problem. And it could be fatal to Harry Reid’s re-election chances in Nevada. While Reid was praising Baucus to the national press corp, in Nevada he sent | Read More »
Is it Chicagoland Politics or Creatures From the Third World Lagoon?
One must wonder these days if the Democrats are wrapping themselves around Chicagoland rough and tumble politics, or are they wrapping themselves around the politics of hyper-inflation experiencing third world thugocracies. In Chicagoland politics, like third world thugocracies, opponents of government get gunned down, thrown in jail, threatened by the powers of government, etc. We saw this happen a few months ago when a bank | Read More »
Who Carried Water for Chris Dodd?
After twenty-four hours of denials, Senator Chris Dodd is admitting that he added a provision to the stimulus package to protect the bonuses AIG intended to pay executives. Dodd, you will recall, is the single largest recipient of AIG employees’ campaign funds in the United States Congress. Here’s the thing though: the amendment had to be added before it went into conference with the House. | Read More »