Sen. Baucus to single payer advocates: "We want police" --Single Payer Advocates Removed from Senate Hearing
Update; Don't miss video posted by connecticutman1 in first comment.
In an article about Big Insurers offering to not charge women more for, well, being women--if Congress passes mandates that everyone must purchase (private??) insurance, this vignette of what Sen. Baucus offers to single payers:
Underscoring the strong feelings about that [single payer/public option], Tuesday's meeting began with Capitol Police ejecting protesters who interrupted senators by shouting in favor of a single-payer plan. Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., has said that's not on the table.
"We want a seat at the table," shouted one protester.
"We want police," Baucus responded.
Capitol Police removed eight people.
Baucus and many others, including President Barack Obama, say single-payer is not practical or politically feasible. They want to build on the current setup of employer-based care, which is how most Americans under age 65 get their health care.
We need More and Better Democrats! Well, we need Democrats from the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party. Where are the Paul Wellstones of our day?
I'm with Lambert: Let the Repubs wither away enough to get the Democratic Party to split into the Moneyed Party and the FDR Democratic Party. These Bankster-luvin' Dems are driving me crazy.
However, as I worried about duirng the primary and general election, if Obama and his appointees, plus Blue Dogs and whipped dogs, so damage the Democratic brand that the name is anathema, what then?
I'm still spitting nails about Schumer's comments, btw. Lambert coins the acronym of the day: PINO -- Public In Name Only.