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Senate Health Bill:Passing – Your 401(k) is Up: Why that is the case December 23, 2009

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I read today that the health care/insurance stocks are at 52 year highs. And many companies are up double digits, since Senator Lieberman (Say it ain’t so, Joe!)  made his proclamation at the end of October. 

When he said he wouldn’t vote for the Senate bill if it contained a public option.

Who wrote that script?

What does that tell us? We have missed an opportunity, that’s what.  Senator Lieberman has done his job, and has probably made millions on the side. For those of us that have 401(k) plans, they will also have a great 4th quarter, no doubt. We will need the money because, according to another item I read today, we will all need at least $250,000 for health care costs for after we turn 65!

Well, it is not what we all thought about, misty eyed, last January, is it? As I heard one Senator say yesterday, we have changed the culture and the expectations around health care in this country. I hope they are correct!

But we need to do more than hope. Action is virtually free. This issue needs to stay on our minds and in our emails, op-ed’s and Facebook pages all through the 2010 elections.

Expect better! (FF)

Senator Franken Tells Senator Lieberman he’s Out of Time! December 19, 2009

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Finally, someone told Senator Lieberman he couldn’t talk anymore!

The Huffington Post reported that despite Senator McCain’s objections about a lack of comity (not comedy) in the Senate, Franken and Lieberman were speaking together amicably about an hour later.

Oops, I Did it Again! December 17, 2009

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Doing the Lieberman shuffle. Two steps forward, three steps back.

Or is it just three steps backwards?

I can’t decide if this post is about Senator Lieberman changing his mind as often as a toddler needs a new toy-or about why the Senate is trusting Senator Lieberman [again]. Paul Krugman says he is doing it out of spite.  The Senator now opposes something he was in favor of  a mere three months ago. What caused this change of heart? Update 12/18/09 In Froma Harrop’s  recent column one paper’s headline gives us a clue-

“Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Insurance Industry”

Remember that oft-quoted line from Presidential candidate Senator Kerry? Kerry said I voted for it, before I voted against it. What is Senator Lieberman doing-is it Copy a Candidate Week?

What will the Senate do? I am weary of the endless adjustments to please someone who clearly has no desire to agree with his Democratic colleagues.

How about a two year old just learning to say no? Senator Patty Murray, dust off those preschool teacher skills and put Joe in the “Time Out” corner until he can behave.

Again, what about the chairmanship?

Senator Reid, we are waiting…

Why is Senator Lieberman Still Opposed to the Public Option? December 12, 2009

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Senator Lieberman says he won’t support any health care reform bill that includes a “public option”.

As the cartoon by Joel Pett says here, there are several retorts to the statement:

A “Public Option” would be bad.

The way public libraries have ruined bookstores?

The way public transportation has…

I found the cartoon on the Kaiser Health News website.

Why hasn’t Senator Reid offered to strip Senator Lieberman of his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee?

Give em’ hell Harry!


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