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DASCHLE FLIPS HIS FLOP

Posted by politicalpartypooper on June 19, 2009

First he was for it, then he was against it, and now?

The other day, when asked about a public option for health insurance, Tom Daschle replied,

“We’ve come too far and gained too much momentum for our efforts to fail over disagreement on one single issue,”

That was before he supported a public option, of which he said, today,

“I don’t know where that came from. We’ve been pushing back on that all day. I didn’t say that. I have said emphatically I support a public plan. A Medicare-for-all public plan. Any federal plan. For all the reasons that have been made for years. It’s important for cost, for choice, for competition, for popularity. I strongly support it.

What I did say is that I’m willing to compromise on most things to bring the package across the line. The plan we agreed to yesterday was that states could offer public plans with a federal fall back. That’s not my first, second, or third choice. But given the concessions my colleagues made on universal coverage and an employer mandate and everything else, that’s the essence of compromise.”

Compromise, dear Senator?  Don’t you mean capitulation?

Confusing, huh?

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One Response to “DASCHLE FLIPS HIS FLOP”

  1. Bruce W said

    Critics of the public health insurance option claim every government enterprise leads to higher costs. However, public universities attract the majority of college students because their tuitions are 50% less than private universities. If most people signed up for the public option then businesses would be relieved of health care costs and less likely to send jobs overseas.

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