Howard Dean Finally Says Something Truthful … Democrats Left Tort Reform Out of Health Care Bill … They Feared ‘Taking On’ Trial Lawyers
Why was there no tort reform in the health care bill if they really wanted to reform health care?
Finally some one in the Democratic party has decided to tell the truth as to why tort reform was left out of the House healthcare bill, otherwise known as Obamacare. Howard Dean stated at a “town hall meeting on Tuesday night that Democrats in Congress did not include tort reform in the health care bill because they were fearful of taking on the trial lawyers”.
The answer from a doctor and a politician, Howard Dean, is that the Democrats were too cowardly to take on the trial lawyers. In 1500 pages of so-called health care reform, Democrats had no problem taking on the American people who’s health care coverage would be affected; however, when it came to their buddies, the trial lawyers, the point was moot.
“This is the answer from a doctor and a politician,” said Dean. “Here is why tort reform is not in the bill. When you go to pass a really enormous bill like that the more stuff you put in, the more enemies you make, right? And the reason why tort reform is not in the bill is because the people who wrote it did not want to take on the trial lawyers in addition to everybody else they were taking on, and that is the plain and simple truth. Now, that’s the truth.”
And now for the most comical, absurd and idiotic comment from the Town Hall meeting for the 8th District of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Does anyone really wonder why Obama and the Democrats have lost the PR battle for Obamacare? Watch the following video. The American people do not want talking points of the plan … THEY WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH IT WHAT SO EVER!
Whose brilliant idea was it to bring lighting rod and flame thrower Howard Dean to a town hall meeting? Please do not use the excuse that Dean is a doctor. He is as divisive as it gets and if Congressman Morant could not foresee this, he is a fool.
Democrat Congressman Jim Morant says the following …
“There are 100’s of people in this gymnasium who can’t hear him (Howard Dean) because of a handful of people. Now, these folks are not from the 8th district, they really don’t belong here and I am going to ask them to leave”.
Actually Congressman Morant, this is democracy in action. Sorry if it does not fit your definition of the people need to hear your talking points and bow down to your point of view.
BTW Congressman Morant, you say people in the audiance are not from the 8th disctrict and need to leave … neither is Howard Dean, SO MAYBE HE NEEDS TO LEAEVE AS WELL!
A rare note from Dugga, the Scared Monkeys tech guy…
I’m not a big debater. I prefer to push the buttons and twiddle the knobs to shine the spotlight on those who are more well-spoken than me. But on occasion, I find issues so concerning, and ignorance so profound that I am forced to speak up. Today is one of those days.
My mom showed up wearing a Hillary Clinton button last week. As an elderly couple on a fixed income, I was forced to ask her if she had the first clue as to what it would mean for her and dad if a Democrat took office. Here’s what I told her.
In President Bush’s first term, he proposed, and congress passed, a series of temporary tax cuts. Most of these will expire in 2011. As you would expect from partisan politics, the Democrats have no plans to renew these cuts. John McCain has spoken out boldly in support of making these cuts permanent – as they should be.
Take a look at what’s going to happen the moment a Democrat takes office. Not their actions, but their inactions will allow the following to occur:
- Child Credit: This credit will shrink from $700 to $500 per child on January 1, 2011.
- The Income Tax: Rates will increase between 3 and 4.5 percentage points in each bracket on January 1, 2011.
- The 10 Percent Bracket: The bracket will be eliminated on January 1, 2011, raising the income tax burden of many workers by 5 percentage points. For low-income Americans, this is perhaps the most important of all the tax relief points that will expire!
- The 15 Percent Bracket for Joint Filers: On January 1, 2011, the upper limit of this bracket will shrink from 200 to 167 percent of the upper limit of the 15 percent bracket for single filers, creating a marriage penalty.
- Standard Deduction for Joint Filers: On January 1, 2011, this will shrink from 200 to 167 percent of the standard deduction for single filers, creating a marriage penalty.
- The Estate Tax: The top rate for this tax will increase to 60 percent on January 1, 2011, and the value of an estate exempt from taxation will shrink to $1 million, which is less than it is today.
Many Americans desperate for “change” because of differing opinions on how the Iraq war has been handled might take a second look at the Democrats when their pocketbook is involved. Why is nobody remembering that in its first 100 days, the new Democrat Senate passed the largest tax increase in American history — more than $700 billion in higher taxes!
Yes, gas is expensive and the economy sucks right now. And on the heels of April 15th, a lot of us are still sore from being reamed for a large chunk of our income. Next time someone starts saying we need “change”, ask them how much they’re willing to pay for it.
- Dugga (not Red) (although if I had more disposable income to wager, I’d bet you he’d agree with me!)
So DNC Chairman Howard Dean wants to play Monty Hall and Let’s Make a Deal with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama if there is no official nominee by the time the Democratic Party meets in Denver in August, 2008. Howard, will there be any screaming involved in the deal making?
Dean said Democrats would look to “get the candidates together to make some kind of an arrangement” before the party meets in Denver this August to officially select its nominee.
Deal? So does this mean that Hillary Clinton will be Barack Obama’s Vice President? Why not, why does it always have to be stated that Barack is supposed to be Hillary’s VP on the Dream Team Democratic ticket. What’s the matter with a Obama-Clinton ticket? Obama seems to be on a role and has the momentum. Inquiring minds want to know.