Senator Baucus Using Blackmail on Healthcare
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Baucus (D-MT) Resorts to Blackmail to Pass Obamacare [UPDATED]
Didn't Nixon Keep an 'Enemies List?'
Posted by Brian Faughnan (Profile)
Thursday, June 11th at 8:38AM EDT
Can you imagine the reaction if a Republican had tried this?
Top aides to Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) called a last-minute, pre-emptive strike on Wednesday with a group of prominent Democratic lobbyists, warning them to advise their clients not to attend a meeting with Senate Republicans set for Thursday.
Russell Sullivan, the top staffer on Finance, and Jon Selib, Baucus’ chief of staff, met with a bloc of more than 20 contract lobbyists, including several former Baucus aides. http://www.redstate.com/brianfaughnan/2009/06/11/baucus-d-mt-...
Here is another good article on Senator Baucus. It just keeps getting worse with him.
Left Busy e-Shrieking Over Baucus’s $3.9 Million in Campaign Coffers from Health Care Industry
According to the Baltimore Chronicle, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) received hefty campaign contributions from the health care industry, thereby rendering him incapable of pushing universal health care without submitting to corporate interests:
* The Insurance Industry: $1,170,313
* Health Professionals: $1,016,276
* Pharmaceuticals/Health Products Industry: $734,605
* Hospitals/Nursing Homes: $541,891
* Health Services/HMOs: $439,700
Total over political career: $3,902,785
Total received in campaign in 2008: $1,826,652
The piece, brought to us originally by the Baltimore Chronicle, was published May 31, 2009. Well, the Daily Kos caught on a few weeks later and posted today in an article entitled Breach of Promise: Sen. Baucus Just Ditched America at the Altar.
Max Baucus broke his promise. Max Baucus left America at the altar while he ran off with healthcare insurance companies, Big Pharma and other K Street whores. This makes me angry. This makes me fierce. I want that man out of the Senate. I want that man in jail. I want every uninsured man, woman and child in America to join me in an impeachment campaign against Baucus. And I want him to feel the sting of a class-action lawsuit generated by every single person in America who has ever suffered illness and harm because they were turned down for healthcare by Baucus’ friends. Given the $1,826,652 Baucus has already received from the so-called healthcare industry, the settlement amount would probably only come out to one dollar per person, and that’s not much compensation for the world of pain Americans have suffered and will suffer because of his “Breach of Promise” — but it would make ME feel a whole lot better.
I can imagine that the Daily Kos user jpstillwater would be shouting this in typical Howard Dean fashion… “wahhhh!” And as kids these days say, that just made me “LOL.”
Tags: Baltimore Chronicle, Baucus, Daily Kos, health care, Lobbyists
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